AWARD WINNING BLUES BAND TO PERFORM AT BICENTENNIAL PARK
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes award winning blues act the Sean Carney Band with special guest Shaun Booker to Bicentennial Park on Fri., June 29 at 8 p.m. for a free performance as part of the Rhythm on the River series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
A one-man ambassador for the blues, Columbus, Ohio native Sean Carney has brought his music to far-flung locales such as Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary, Ecuador and Costa Rica. He served three terms as president of the Columbus Blues Alliance, and promotes concerts as the creator of “Blues for a Cure,” an annual blues festival that has donated over $50,000 toward cancer research.
In 2007, the Sean Carney Band won the International Blues Challenge (IBC), and Carney was awarded the Albert King Best Guitarist Award, presented by the Blues Foundation. Acclaimed vocalist Shaun Booker will join the Sean Carney Band during this special Rhythm on the River performance.
Rhythm on the River features an eclectic series of touring artists, local musicians and arts organizations. Produced by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the 2012 series will present seven free outdoor performances in Bicentennial Park. In addition to Rhythm on the River, Bicentennial Park is also home to Movies on the Mile and FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM). All performances and programs are free and open to the public. For more information on free programs along the Scioto Mile, please visit http://www.SciotoMile.com.