Jazz in the park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bexley Jazz in the Park Series Launches Memorial Day Weekend
Bexley, OH — The inaugural Bexley Jazz in the Park Series will commence on Monday May 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Bexley’s Havenwood Park. The 2018 summer season will host four concerts on the last Sunday of each month through August (with the exception of the first concert, which will be on a Monday).
The concept was inspired by Bexley residents Dara Schwartz and Mark Subel, who also co-founded the Harrison West Jazz Stage, a successful neighborhood jazz series now in its’ 6th season in the Harrison West neighborhood of Columbus.
“When we moved to Bexley and saw the beautiful park just south of our home at Havenwood Park, we felt it would be a perfect destination for a neighborhood jazz series. The Harrison West jazz series brought the community together in such a positive light that we wanted to bring this to Bexley. The city has been immensely supportive, essentially taking the reigns to help bring this neighborhood event to fruition,” said Mark Subel.
“Mark approached me with an idea of bringing the jazz series to Bexley, and we immediately started riffing on ideas for how to make it a success. Hooking this idea up with the Main Event Committee seemed like a natural partnership, and they’ve taken the ball and run with it,” said Mayor Ben Kessler. Lori Ann Feibel, chair of the Main Event Committee of the Bexley Celebrations and Events team, said “Jazz in the Park will bring a wonderful, casual, afternoon event to the community. Havenwood is a perfect neighborhood park setting for residents to grab a picnic blanket and enjoy a peaceful afternoon with friends and neighbors.”
To celebrate the debut of the Bexley Jazz in the Park Series, the Bexley Chamber of Commerce will host an accompanying Food Truck Festival. The first 100 people in attendance are eligible to receive food-discounted vouchers at the Chamber’s tent. “We wanted to bring a community-focused food truck event to Bexley and this is a natural partnership for us,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elaine Pelz. “Providing discount vouchers for food truck items makes the event accessible to all residents. We hope the community will come out and enjoy the picnic-like atmosphere.”
Each concert is free to the public and will feature at least one food truck at each performance. The Bexley Jazz in the Park Series is being organized by Bexley’s Main Event Committee of the Bexley Celebrations and Events Team, which is funded through a variety of corporate sponsorships, donations from the community, and through the support of the Bexley Community Foundation.
May 28th – Bryan Olsheski w/ Bobby Floyd
June 24th – Zakk Jones’ Video Game Jazz Ensemble
July 29th – Spectrum – Capital University’s Jazz Studies Faculty Group
August 26th – Birdshack
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/bexleyjazzseries or http://gobexley.com/main/
Lori Ann Feibel firstname.lastname@example.org (614) 205-9222
Ben Kessler email@example.com (614) 559-4210
Mark Subel firstname.lastname@example.org (614) 440-4020