Concerts in the Park (copy)

Attendees of the first Concert in the Park of the 2018 season set up their lawn chairs in the shade on a beautiful Thursday evening to listen to Common Chord.

The first Concerts in the Park of the season will open Thursday, July 11.

Held 6-8 p.m. at Harriet Park, 414 Mary Lou St., the season will span three Thursdays in July. Normally, the season would have begun a week ago but was shortened this year to three shows because the first Thursday was Independence Day.

The July 11 concert will feature the band Your Mom, with Chicken Bacon taking the stage on July 18 and Old Soul Society rounding out the series with a performance July 25.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating for the event – picnic tables available at the park tend to fill up quickly – and are allowed to bring food to the event.

The Concerts at the Park series is run by the City of Verona, but the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce took over the task of booking performers this year from the Parks department.

For information, visit the Chamber website at

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