Anson B. Nixon Park Summer Concert Series
Chesapeake Brass Band
Wednesday, July 10
Show | 7pm // Doors | 7pm
Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Homemade Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.
Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on July 10th.
Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band
Founded in 1996, The Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band is a 35-piece brass and percussion ensemble formed in the tradition of British-style brass bands. The band is a non=profit musical group comprised of professional-level volunteer musicians from communities along the multi-state area of the Chesapeake Bay region including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The band is headquartered in Hockessin, Delaware.
From formal performing arts concerts to more casual outdoor summer festivals, the band plays 15-20 concerts per year in the mid-Atlantic area. The band is known for its emphasis on performance quality and its interactive repartee with audiences. The band has released eight CDs and has invited frequently to perform for regional and national music festivals and conventions.
In April of 2013, the band won national honors at the North American Brass Band Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, winning both the Second Division Championship and the Competition’s People’s Choice Award. In 2018 and again in 2019 the band was one of the top two bands in their division at the Dublin Ohio Festival of Brass.
Free Concert Series at Anson B Nixon Park
In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th.
The series is presented free of charge thanks to generous grants and donations from area businesses and charitable organizations including; The Chester County Community Foundation, Hadley, The Neil Joines Foundation Fund, The Jean and Aaron Martin Fund, Dansko, The Hutton Family Help Fund, The Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania, The Mushroom Festival, Just in Time Communications, Century 21 Pierce & Bair, Inc., Tri-M, Kennett Center For Advanced Dentistry, Wild Birds Unlimited, Melton Architects, Dorset Connects, H.A. Thomson Risk Management Services, Maffei Landscape Design LLC, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, and Historic Kennett Square.
The concerts are a collaboration between The Kennett Area Park Authority and The Kennett Flash and are organized by a volunteer committee over the span of several months leading up to the first concert.