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Date:
June 2
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Address:
1201 E. Bethany
Allen, TX 75002
Cost:
Free

Summer Sounds Concert Series | Identity Theft Band


It’s beginning to feel like summer. Soon, it will be sounding like summer too as the 17th annual Summer Sounds concert series is set to kick off on Monday, May 26. Taking place every Monday evening through June 23 leading up to the Market Street Allen USA Celebration (Saturday, June 28), the natural amphitheater adjacent to Joe Farmer Recreation Center will feature a variety of different performers from pop to party to blues and funk. Thanks to the City of Allen and the Parks and Recreation Department, all Summer Sounds concerts are free, beginning at 7 p.m. with light concessions available for purchase. 
 
Starting things off on Monday, May 26, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus returns for its wonderful Memorial Day concert and tribute event. Not only will you delight in traditional Patriotic Pops music, but there will be activities designed to honor our veterans and servicemen and women. As always, the event concludes with a patriotic fireworks show and traditional symphony etiquette applies.  

On June 2, make way for the Identity Theft Band, a group that promises to keep the party going, engaging all ages for an evening to remember. IDT – abbreviated because they’re cool like that -- has studied the ancient secrets of partying and in the process, reinvented the “cover band” with a live show that is not to be missed. 

Energetic, soulful, and electrifying are among the adjectives that best describe Matt Baron’s original acoustic music. With carefully chosen pop covers mixed in, Matt’s set on June 9 is one that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat, or blanket. An incredible talent, Matt’s the whole package with astonishing guitar-playing and a sultry voice that’s truly one of a kind.  

Fueled by funky rock and blues guitarist Chant Duplantier with bassist Jerry Smith and percussionist Cedric Goodman, Chant brings their brand of good time blues and funk to Allen on June 16.  If there’s one thing you know you can count on, it’s Chant delivering the party! 

The final concert in the series, June 23, features The Wonders. Members of The Wonders have performed together and individually for nearly twenty years bringing with them a huge song list including standards, classic rock, ‘50s, ‘60s, and current pop favorites. The Wonders have just the right mix to keep the crowd dancing and are a most fitting way to close down this year’s Summer Sounds concert series.  

Of course, just as Summer Sounds wraps up, the Market Street Allen USA Celebration will be here, set for the last Saturday of June (June 28) as has become popular tradition. Featuring entertainment from Radio Disney, Chinatown, The 4 Troops, and headliner Pentatonix, plus one of the largest and most magnificent fireworks displays in North Texas, you should probably go ahead and brace yourself for the biggest and best event yet.  

The music will range from classical to contemporary pop hits and more. Thanks to the City of Allen and the Parks and Recreation Department, all Summer Sounds concerts are FREE and begin at 7 p.m. each Monday night. Light concessions and snow cones are available for purchase. Ground blanket seating is preferred so that concert goers of all ages can enjoy the best line of sight.

The music will range from classical to contemporary pop hits and more. Thanks to the City of Allen and the Parks and Recreation Department, all Summer Sounds concerts are FREE and begin at 7 p.m. each Monday night. Light concessions and snow cones are available for purchase. Ground blanket seating is preferred so that concert goers of all ages can enjoy the best line of sight.

May 26 
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra | Symphony Chorus (contemporary composers)

June 2
Identity Theft Band (party band)

June 9
Matt Barron Music (original acoustic music/pop covers)

June 16
Chant (blues and funk)

June 23
The Wonders (cover band)