Come celebrate everything great about summer at our spirited series of 10 free weekly concerts, this week featuring the musical stylings of Jake Speed & The Freddies
. Good friends, good tunes, good food, good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for the kids – all at the historic 1911 Burnet Woods bandstand!
This week's food vendors are Quitefranklyllc
NEW THIS SUMMER: Beer available for purchase from Fifty West Brewing Company
courtesy of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation
and Fifty West.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors and partners: Louis & Melba Schott Foundation, Fifth Third Bank Trustee, WCPO — 9 On Your Side
, Uptown Cincinnati
, Immanuel Presbyterian Church
, Summerfair Cincinnati
, Ohio Arts Council
, Cincinnati Parks
and Cincinnati Parks Foundation
This month's Community Partner is Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
: kindly bring donations of NEW baby toiletries, clothes, and feeding supplies to benefit local youth and families in need.
Visit our website for the entire Wednesdays in the Woods lineup: https://tinyurl.com/2018-wednesdays-in-the-woods
About the Band: Jake Speed & The Freddies
Jake Speed & The Freddies play a mix of traditional & original folk, country blues, and ragtime tunes that muse on Cincinnati’s unique past & present. Known as the Woody Guthrie of Cincinnati, Jake Speed uses a traditional folksy delivery to compose timely and timeless songs that tell great stories with a bit of a lyrical edge. The band, built out of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, tenor guitar and upright bass (with hints of harmonica, kazoo, and washboard), has been hailed by CityBeat magazine as a “…a fixture of Cincinnati’s traditional Folk scene” since releasing its first of five albums, Queen City Rag, in 2002. Speed’s tongue-in-cheek stories and crowd-engaging antics (such as watering can solos, sing-alongs, and dance moves) keep audiences thoroughly entertained.