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Sundays At Savikko kick off in Douglas this weekend
Published: 07/08/2010 18:35:12
Concerts In The Park is a Juneau tradition over 20 years old. On Friday evenings during the summer, the free concerts at downtown Juneaus Marine Park showcase local performance talent, and now Douglas is getting its own event. The Pioneer Pavilion was built at Savikko Park by the 4th of July Committee last year, and beginning this Sunday, it will host Sundays At Savikko.

Kari Groven is the Program Coordinator at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, she explained the plan is, bring your picnic gear, your family; just sit down, eat, socialize, listen to the music, watch the dancers whoever are performing. Take off to Sandy Beach afterwards, or go to Sandy Beach before; just make a full day out of it.

The free open air concerts are a collaboration between the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, and the Juneau Parks and Rec department, they are an opportunity to see some of the talent in town.

Groven gave some examples: We have singers, dancers, storytellers, big bands, little bands, duos, singer-songwriters, poets; and its just amazing to me how rich this community is in the arts.

Even before the first concert this Sunday, response has been positive.

Ive gotten a lot of response from Douglas people in particular, that are just excited that they can stroll down the road and go to an event just in the neighborhood said Groven.

The concerts run from 4:30 to 6pm, and will take place every Sunday through August 15th. If it rains, the events move to the Douglas Methodist Church.
This Sundays concert features an all Douglas cast of performers.

By: Mikko Wilson -