The Bountiful Community Service Council is bringing back their annual Concerts in the Park summer music series, held Friday evenings throughout the summer at Bountiful City Park (400 N. 200 W.) Everyone is welcome to the free concert series, which kicks off June 18 at 4 p.m. with the Dizzy Desoto Band (just after the Bountiful Rotary’s Coats for Kids car show).
“We just wanted to give the people of Bountiful and their families some entertainment in the park on a Friday night,” said Bountiful Community Service Council Chair Richard Watson.
After Dizzy Desoto all of the concerts will start at 7 p.m., though they’ll still be located on the Main Bowery Stage. The jazz and big band group Voodoo Orchestra will be playing June 24, followed by “Bountiful’s Got Talent” on July 15.
“Everyone really wanted that back,” said Watson.
The biggest name in the series is former “American Idol” contestant Carmen Rasmusen (now Carmen Rasmusen Herbert) on July 29. After that will be returning bands Get Back, a Beatles cover band, and Endless Summer.
“I’m sure Carmen will be popular, because she’s a native,” said Watson. “But I like all of them.”
The council hopes that residents like them, too, and come show their support.
“Last year, we had bigger attendance than we did the previous year,” said Watson. “We’re hoping to double it this year.”