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Summer Concert Series – Crowded Streets (The Dave Matthews Experience)
July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Enjoy free, high-quality musical entertainment on Sunday nights in June, July and August at the Baker Park Band Shell. From tribute artists and oldies to afrofunk and bluegrass, Summer Concert Series showcases professional musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds.
With a sound as maneuverable as theirs, shifting easily from Celtic to jazz to folk-rock to acoustic funk, recreating the experience of a Dave Matthews Band concert would seem daunting to most. Many have tried. Some have come close. Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Band Experience excels at this feat, bringing world-class musicians from the same landscapes that spawned the original quintet.
In between providing rich vocal harmonies, the violinist and saxophonist also seem to converse on stage, quoting Boyd Tinsely’s, Jeff Coffin’s and the late LeRoi Moore’s more recognizable licks during their solos while weaving in their own improvisational vocabulary they both have developed over a lifetime of performing.
Gabe Matthews is the focal point of the band. Drawing from years of experience on stage, his ability to emulate Dave’s vocals and stage presence is uncanny. When the spirit takes him, Gabe treats audience members to his spot-on renditions of Dave’s signature footwork and anecdotal stage chatter—all adding to the authenticity of the performance.