From Features Editor Karen Morgan: Beginning July 7, a weekly Thursday night concert series will get under way at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. Sponsored by Bryant & Stratton College, the shows will feature alternating salsa, jazz and swing bands who will entertain the crowd from 7 to 9 p.m.
In addition, salsa and swing lessons will be held at 6 p.m. before their cooresponding concerts. The first event will feature the Michelsen Jazz Ensemble Swing Band.
The remaining summer schedule is:
July 14 – Latin Jazz Conspiracy Salsa Band
July 21 – Charles Darden Jazz Quartet
July 28 – C.D. Swing Band
Aug. 4 – Tropical Storm Salsa Band
Aug. 11 – Michelsen Jazz Ensemble Swing Band
Aug. 18 – Latin Jazz Conspiracy Salsa Band
Aug. 25 – Skylark 6-piece Swing Band
Sept. 1 – Tumbao Salsero Salsa Band
Also at Peninsula Town Center, the area's “1st Wednesdays” concert series will feature national recording country artist Frankie Ballard on July 6. The show will begin at 5:30 p.m, and Frankie Ballard will perform at around 7:30 p.m. as the headlining act.
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