Johnston to Hold Community Concerts in the Park

March 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

JDC Music in the ParkThe Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) is sponsoring three springtime Community Concerts in the Park in Johnston on the first Friday of April, May, and June.

The Concerts, which will be held 7-8 p.m., are free and open to the public and will be held in Mims Park in front of Johnston Elementary School. The concerts are designed to present a diversity of music for concert-goers to enjoy.

WKSX radio is the Concerts Sponsor.

Performing at the Concerts are:

April 6: Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes. Originating from Saluda County, SC, Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes have been performing classic country and oldies for almost two decades. Original band members, Joyce Rude and Richard Elders, have established themselves as local favorites performing at many venues throughout the area.

May 4: Edgefield County Mass Gospel Choir. Founded in 2013, the group has steadily increased in the number of venues they perform. They sing well-known gospel favorites while mixing in different but worshipful songs to delight young and old alike. The Choir is driven by the Great Commission to reach out through music to others to share the word of Jesus Christ. They have performed throughout the region, and welcome all who want to listen and any who want to join with them.

June 1: Strom Thurmond High School “Swingin’ Governors” Jazz Ensemble. Open any student at Strom Thurmond High School, this ensemble is composed of students who play non-traditional band instruments, such as guitar, bass, and keyboards. The ensemble performs a variety of music from different genres and eras. The group has earned numerous Excellent and Superior Ratings. The Swingin’ Governors perform annually in the Edgefield County School’s District Fine Arts Festival and variety of other
events including concerts and school assemblies.

These concerts will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, the concerts will be move inside the Johnston Elementary School Gym.

No coolers or alcohol will be allowed. Concert attendees should bring their own chairs.

The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization that has helped the Town of Johnston grow in many ways for over 30 years, works to aid the community in areas such as economic development, education, recreation, historic preservation, tourism, scientific and cultural opportunities, and continued promotion of Johnston.

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