Evening Shade Concerts in the Park

May 31, 2013
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Free Outdoor concert series, held at 6:30 p.m. in Johnston Park each Friday in May. Offered by the Allied Arts Council. (423) 472-6587. Ron Dante, lead singing voice for the animated group The Archies, will round out the season’s concerts. This Tony Award-winning producer of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, and producer of Barry Manilow’s Platinum LPs and 18 top singles from 1973 through 1981, also did production work for Cher, Irene Cara, Pat Benetar and John Denver. After years of production work, he has picked up the singing career he put on hold. His CD Favorites, includes remakes of several tunes from the ‘60s recorded by The Grassroots, The Association and others. His newest CD, On Dante’s Saturday Night Blast, features such tracks as “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and “Angels Among Us.” Evening Shade is a free, family-friendly entertainment series made possible each year by the Allied Arts Council (AAC) of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. The series is funded in part by local sponsors and under agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission.