Area residents came together at the end of May for an evening of music, food, and fun during Clearwater’s first newly revived Music in the Park event of the summer.
Clearwater hosted Music in the Park concerts throughout the summer in the past, however they were discontinued a number of years ago. With interest in bringing back the event rising, the Clear Valley Business Connection (CVBC) group took over the details.
The first concert was held the evening of May 28 at the Airborn Tavern (formerly Eagle Trace Golf Course). Admission was free, food and drinks were available for purchase, and the band, the Nayman Brothers, played a variety of genres from folk music to classic rock.
“The event was really nice,” said organizer Alyx Johnson. “The music was great, and the food was amazing.”
Around 100 people came out to enjoy the evening.
“For being a holiday traveling day we had a great crowd,” said Johnson. “A nice variety of people came out, from young families to older couples.”
The next Music in the Park is tentatively being planned for the end of July at Sportsman’s Park in Clearwater. The goal is to have two to three performances and then request feedback from the community. Different genres of music will be featured at each concert.
The event was created as a way for local businesses to give back to the community as well as getting the community together outside.
“A big thank you to Airborn Tavern and everyone who came out to show their support,” said Johnson. “Hopefully we can make this a regular occurrence.”
Any business that would like to host a Music in the Park event is encouraged to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.