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Batavia Park District to host annual concert series

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  • The Batavia Park District's annual River Rhapsody opens this week with "Piano Man" Mike Sigman, followed on June 25 by the local country band Billy Croft & 5-Alarm Band.

      The Batavia Park District's annual River Rhapsody opens this week with "Piano Man" Mike Sigman, followed on June 25 by the local country band Billy Croft & 5-Alarm Band.
    Courtesy of Billy Croft & 5-Alarm Band

 
Submitted by Batavia Park District

The Batavia Park District invites you to its annual River Rhapsody concert series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 18 to Aug. 6, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave. On July 23 and Aug. 6, movies will be shown after the concert. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 879-5235 or visit www.bataviaparks.org.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, the "Piano Man" Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John and Billy Joel to life. With a hand-picked lineup of some of the most versatile musicians in the Tri-State area and his uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega superstars, he has created one of the most solid and authentic tribute bands in the country.

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On June 25, Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm will perform music from the best of current country rock legends like The Eagles and Kenny Chesney, to the classics of George Strait and Elvis Presley.

On July 2, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will combine the tropical sounds of Caribbean rock, reggae, and calypso in original music along with songs by Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon, Sublime, Jerry Jeff Walker, Zac Brown Band and many more.

On July 16, local band Stealing Ginger will play a diverse mix of roll and rock.

On July 23, The Original Fenderskirts will perform your favorite rock 'n roll oldies. The restored version of "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Peg Bond Center.

On July 30, Spoken Four combines experienced performers in a band with pop sensibilities. A modern band with the depth and talent to cover any style and era.

On Aug. 6, Red Woody performs songs from every decade, including Journey, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, the Strokes, Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, AC/DC, Mellencamp, Poison, Skynard and Petty. At 8:30 p.m., the movie "The Goonies" will be shown at the Peg Bond Center.

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