Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday night at the Orton Park Festival

Lights and Performers at the Orton Park Festival
When it comes to putting on neighborhood festivals that also provide amazing programs of free music for everybody, the Marquette Neighborhood Association can't be beat. They kick the summer off with their Waterfront Festival, put on a great midsummer celebration with La FĂȘte De Marquette, and enliven the dog days of August with the Orton Park Festival. Friday night's headliners were St. Lucia reggae band Taj Weekes and Adowa (shown, backup vocalist Valerie Kelley). For more photos see this Flickr set. Saturday night's featured musician will be Louisiana blues guitarist Sonny Landreth and his band, and they'll reappear at the Orton After Dark High Noon Saloon event after 10:00. Cycropia Aerial Dance will also perform again.

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