The Hilliard Arts Council Presents their Summer Concert Series as a “Drive-In” to ensure social distancing. These live concerts will take place in front of the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center Street on the grass between the front door and the mural. Patrons are invited to pull their cars up and listen and can also get out of their cars and sit in chairs in front of them or on the driveway in front of the theatre.
This week’s concert:
The Wood Pickers
July 26, 7 p.m.
The Wood Pickers is a bluegrass and country band formed in 2018. The band brings to the fore the many years of musical experience of five great players from the Columbus, Ohio music scene. The band consists of Pete Remenyi, playing resophonic guitar, harp, vocals; Chas Williams on fiddle, mandolin, vocals; Tom Zinser playing guitar, vocals; Heidi White on bass, vocals; and Craig Wales on 5-string banjo. Their three and four part vocal harmonies touch the high lonesome bluegrass sound, the rough and raw of old time music, and the tight sounds of country music.
The band is an amalgam of several great bands including One Riot One Ranger, Death by Banjo, Grassahol, and the North Fork Rounders. The musical tastes of The Wood Pickers brings together the various traditions of these bands to combine for a mix of traditional bluegrass, modern bluegrass, country music, blues, and original material.
August 2, 7 p.m: Topher James and Biscuit Brigade–soul
August 9, 7 p.m: Scioto Ridge Boys–gospel
August 16, 7 p.m: The Whirlybirds–Modern swing
August 23, 7 p.m: “Songs of Inspiration, Hope and Freedom from Broadway” – Broadway show tunes
August 30, 7 p.m: Ladies of Longford–Irish themed