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Melbourne Municipal Band Launches Summer Picnic Concert Series with “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on June 7 and 8
1st Jun 2017 Melbourne Municipal Band Launches Summer Picnic Concert Series with “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on June 7 and 8
MELBOURNE, Fla., May 25, 2017 – A transportation-themed concert kicks off the Melbourne Municipal Band’s (MMB) annual summer “Not-in-the-Park Picnic” concert series on June 7 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles will keep you moving,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland. “If it runs, flies or chugs, you will hear it at this concert! Bring your dinner and some friends and the band will get you in the mood for the summer travel season – without leaving your concert seats.”

This is the first of the band’s annual “Not-in-the-Park” picnic summer concert series. Instead of traditional concert seating, long tables will be set up to enable a `dinner and show` experience in air-conditioned comfort, and audience members can bring along their picnic dinners. For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium. Drinks, ice and snacks will be available for purchase.

The next picnic concerts are “A Tribute to Sammy Nestico, Dave Wolpe and Bill Prince,” on July 19 and 20, featuring Swingtime in concert with guest conductor Charlie Almeida; and “We Love Summer Pops,” August 2 and 3, featuring the MMB concert band.

Call 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.

About the Melbourne Municipal Band
The mission of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), established in 1965, is to bring free concerts to area residents and visitors, to promote music appreciation and education – particularly among young people – and to provide members of the band with an avenue for music performance and development. One-third of the band`s 80-plus members are professional musicians. In a typical year, the band serves 20,000 attendees, and its members give 27,000 hours of community service in the form of rehearsals and performance time.