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3 local bands to perform at Music on the Promenade
3 local bands to perform at Music on the Promenade

Lakeland, FL -- This weekend's Music on the Promenade will feature three up and coming Lakeland bands as part of a local music showcase.

The Brian Sutherland Trio will open the show with their eclectic blend of musical styling.  Sutherland is a singer, songwriter who will easily switch from cello to guitar as he plays his own version of folk, pop, acoustic rock.  He is joined by band mates Zach Rogers and singer Adrienne Kneebone. 

This group of Florida Southern students makes up a sound that audiences have struggled to categorize.  Their blend of styles and freedom to improvise places them in more than one genre.  Covering the great artists like Nat King Cole and George Gershwin, all the way to modern day crooners Jason Mraz and Michael Buble.

Walking Catfish, another local Lakeland band, will take the stage with music that blends the attitude of classic 70’s, the spirit of early 60’s surf, the mathematical tendencies of krautrock and some curious electronic noises that intertwine melody and harmony into a unique homespun sound. The culmination of the eclectic crew and years of experience inspire a blue collar approach to indie rock.

What started in a garage as three to four friends collaboratively writing and rehearsing simple acoustic folk songs has evolved into a band known as the California Baseball Band.  While the songs written by the band are not necessarily themed around California or even baseball for that matter, they have built upon the quaint acoustic folk set with more volume and more instruments. The band is literally 6-7 friends having fun doing what they love.

Their set will contain most of the songs of their newly completed EP 'Deep Creek' which can be heard by logging onto www.californiabaseballband.bandcamp.com.  

The music series takes place at the Lake Mirror amphitheater which is between Hollis Garden and the Lake Mirror Center.

The event will take place on Aug. 19 from 6 - 9 p.m. and is free to the public and families are encouraged to attend. There will be food and drink vendors on site so bring a blanket and enjoy the lake setting with music under the stars.

Music on the Promenade is proudly sponsored by the City of Lakeland. 

Parking is available at the Lake Mirror Center's parking lot and in the Iowa Avenue parking garage.  No glass bottles within the park please. 

For more information regarding the series, contact Kevin Cook at 863-834-6264.

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