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.

“Our
Flights & Sounds Summer
Festival
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
Picks,
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.

Visitors
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.

Back
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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