John & Anne Wiley

2011/07/22

On Another Note

Summers are a great time for free concerts in SB. There’s the Thursday evening series at Chase Palm Park, across from East Beach where the free Saturday drum circle meets. Here’s what the concert stage looked like from offshore in the glow of a Winter sunset.

5044 Chase Stage

5044 Chase Stage

The railroad tracks are quite close as you can see, but that doesn’t seem to interfere with the concerts. The grassy seating area is large enough for large crowds to spread out with picnics.

6165 Chase Palm Park

6165 Chase Palm Park

This recent view from the North side shows the stage at bottom-left, the surrounding grass, and right of the grass the great playground that has rubber sidewalks and landing areas under the climbing kids. Next to the right, on the left side of the path as you walk away from the concert area is a sweet little pond with nature attractions for kids. Further along you can see the red roof of the restored antique carousel and a small meeting area. Oh, the drum circle spot is across the street where the grass tapers down to the left of the soccer fields and you can lie on your back watching the sunset colors play on the palms with surf sounds between drum sets. Some of the dancers are quite impressive to watch too, from professional belly and jazz dancers to free spirits of all ages.

Another source of free musical entertainment is the annual summer classical concert series of the Music Academy. I think most are held in the auditorium on their quiet leafy campus, shown here in a recent photo.

2323 SB Music Academy Campus

2323 SB Music Academy Campus

There’s something about Summer and music that’s innately compatible, and I’m glad SB has such a pleasant combination available.

Advertisements

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: