Orange County Great Park hosts summer sounds Aug. 23-25

The Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds
Summer Festival
delivers three evenings of musical Americana with
a special
Made in America Weekend,
August 23 through 25.

Flights & Sounds Summer
musical tour around the world returns home with a very special
Made in America Weekend,”
said Beth Krom, Chair of the Orange County Great Park. “Visitors to the Great
Park will have a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of American
music, including classic rock, blues, swing and Motown.”

Made in America Weekend
kicks off Thursday, August 23 at 8:15 p.m. with Jim Washburn’s Guitar
a one-of-a-kind guitar program featuring the John Jorgenson Quintet
and bluesman Junior Watson at the Palm Court Arts Complex. Guests will enjoy
Jorgenson’s dazzling guitar work and his mastery as a clarinet player and
vocalist. Also performing is Junior Watson, who delights with a unique guitar
voice that melts diverse styles into one all his own.

can get swinging on the dance floor with the popular Pete Jacobs Band on Friday,
August 24 at 8:15 p.m. at the Great Park Dance Concourse. Famous for his Wartime
Radio Review, local bandleader Pete Jacobs mixes big band
swing with Motown and classic rock in a multi-generational dance party. Arrive
early at 7:45 p.m. for free dance instruction by Atomic Ballroom.

by popular demand, the Grammy Award-winning Del McCoury Band headlines
Made in America Weekend
with McCoury’s high, lonesome
vocals and a knife-sharp band that keeps the bluegrass flame alive on Saturday,
August 25 on the Runway Stage. 

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