The Davis Arts Council has announced their free Sunday Concerts in the Park and free Tuesday movie night schedule for June-August of this summer. Both will be held in the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.
"It's part of our commitment to the community to elevate arts," said DAC Marketing Director Kent Hansen. "This is a great way to bring the community together and showcase local talent.
"Also, it would be imprudent to have people sitting on the grass in the winter."
The Sunday Concert series begins June 3 with the Davis High Jazz band performing their spring concert "Moonlight Serenade," followed in order by the Sunshine Generation and Starburst Singers, 3 Plus 3 and Tongue Tied, and pianists from the Bachauer Festival in Salt Lake.
"They're the best of the best of the best," said Hansen.
July has the Patriotic Choral Festival, the Davis Master Chorale and the Community Band Extravaganza, after which will be the Lawrence Welk Show Revisited and the Cutler Family Fiddlers.
"The Lawrence Welk performance will feature a lot of big band standards and be very mellow," said Hansen. "If something can be more family friendly than a G rating, this is it."
August performances will include a spoof of classical music with The "Other" Three Tenors, singers Jeff Clark and Adam Ward, Broadway tunes with Blaine and Lindsay Hickman, and the Ogden Concert Band.
The cinematic selections for DAC's free movie nights, which have moved from Wednesday to Tuesday this year, have all been chosen around a piratical theme to match their gala this year.
Movies will start at dusk, with pirate music by the band Rust Monster as pre-show entertainment.
"We were having so much fun with the pirate theme we decided to keep going with it," said Hansen.
The first movie of the summer will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, showing on June 12. Its sequel, Dead Man's Chest, will be shown the following week, after which will be Muppet Treasure Island for the kids.
July's movies will include two Errol Flynn Classics, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk, the animated Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas with the voices of Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and The Crimson Pirate starring Burt Lancaster.
"It's one of the funniest action movies ever made," said Hansen. "Everyone should come see it."
For more information, please call 546-8575 or go online to www.davisarts.org.