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Midtown Music concerts continue June 11

Midtown Music Concert Series begins in April at Daisy Stocking Park

Enjoy a night of music at Daisy Stocking Park Saturday, June 11, as the city-sponsored Midtown Music Concert Series continues with a performance by Dante's Pride at 7:30 p.m.

Dante's Pride is a six-piece American R&B, smooth jazz band from Orlando. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses R&B, funk, soul and smooth jazz with musical vibes for the soul and heart-opening musical expressions that will make you want to embrace the feelings of the composition to say what you can't put into words. Currently, the band is working on a new album called "Conversations Over Candlelight" that they plan to release in August.

The Midtown Music Concert Series showcases the best local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on select Saturday nights through September. Upcoming concerts include:

  • Saturday, July 9: The Groov
    The Groov is a genuine smooth jazz, soul and R&B band that is a fresh departure from the traditional or straight-ahead jazz bands that lack "feel" and attitude. The Groov's music will have you bopping, dancing, grooving and feeling great. The Groov is made up of highly-skilled professional musicians, all of whom have been playing for more than 20 years each. Past performances include opening for Earth Wind and Fire, playing at major jazz festivals and opening for other touring smooth jazz artists.
  • Saturday, Aug. 13: 7th Street Band
    Established in 2008, the 7th Street Band has spent more than a decade touring throughout Florida and south Georgia. They have three talented female singers, who combined have a vocal range that covers many artists including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Alannah Myles. They are known for performing timeless hits from a wide range of genres and artists. 
  • Saturday, Sept. 17: Franchise Players 
    Franchise Players, featuring Andrew Luv, blends elements of soul, pop, smooth jazz, hip hop and more for a unique and refreshing musical experience.

Daisy Stocking Park is at 550 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. Food and drink vendors will be onsite during the concerts. Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs. No coolers are allowed. 

This year’s sponsors of the Midtown Music Concert Series include New York Life Insurance, VITAS, VyStar Credit Union and U-Store, Daytona Beach.

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Midtown Music Concert Series begins in April at Daisy Stocking Park 

The city is hosting the Midtown Music Concert Series beginning Saturday, April 9, at Daisy Stocking Park at 550 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. in Daytona Beach. The free concert series will showcase the best local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on select Saturday nights through September. Food and drink vendors will be onsite during the concerts. These bands are scheduled to perform during the concert series: 

Saturday, April 9: Love Band 
The Love Band originated on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University with its members being former students. The band has performed in the Bahamas, NASCAR events, Budweiser-sponsored events, music festivals, private galas, colleges and universities.

Saturday, May 14: LaVon Rushing Band 
Bassist LaVon Rushing has performed and worked with many artists including Natalie Cole, Ali Woodson (Temptations) Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys), Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block), Hilary Duff, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Steve Cropper, Guitar Shorty, Kevin Cossom (Grammy nominated), 50 Cent and Disney (with The Tropicals, Cyber Groove, Joyful Gospel Chorus, and I4 Band). He also served several years as musical director for the B.B King All Star Band in Orlando.

Saturday, June 11: Dante’s Pride
Dante’s Pride will be performing a mixture of R&B and pop music at this performance.

Saturday, July 9: The Groov
The Groov will be performing smooth jazz, R&B, reggae and pop music at this performance.

Saturday, Aug. 13: 7 Street Band
Established in 2008, the 7 Street Band has spent more than a decade touring throughout Florida and south Georgia. They have three talented female singers, who combined have a vocal range that covers many artists including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Alannah Myles. They are known for performing timeless hits from a wide range of genres and artists.

Saturday, Sept. 17: Franchise Players
Franchise Players, featuring Andrew Luv, blends elements of soul, pop, smooth jazz, hip hop and more for a unique and refreshing musical experience. 

Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs. No coolers are allowed.

This year’s sponsors of the Midtown Music Concert Series includes VyStar Credit Union, Vitas Healthcare and U-Store, Daytona Beach.
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