The city’ s free Concert in the Park series returns next month, kicking off with a band led by a 17-year-old who has a knack for cover songs.
Angleton’s Concert in the Park fall series will take place at Veterans Park Gazebo, 115 E. Magnolia St., from 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday in September. It follows the successful spring series the city hosted in May.
Popular cover band Nick and the Groove, led by Nick Connors, will debut the fall series Sept. 7.
The group of five teenagers play a wide range of music, including pop and country, and residents of all ages should find something they like in the set list, Connors said.
“We thought it would be a really good opportunity to get out there and perform and do what we do best,” he said. “Every one of us has very, very different tastes in music. There is kind of a middle ground we can come to.”
The band has added a few new songs to their set list, Connors said.
“We are going to be doing some Styx, some Whitney Houston, Led Zeppelin,” he said. “We love to do Journey. Just a whole mix of rock, funk, blues. We are going to be playing all kinds of things.”
Other scheduled acts include Intercoastal Pirates on Sept. 14; Tejano Night featuring Stefani Montiel, Stevie D and an all-star cast Sept. 21; and The Slags on Sept. 28.
One of the things the city looks at is quality of life, and residents adore this concert series, Angleton Mayor Jason Perez said.
“This was I thought one perfect way to bring different generations together at one single event,” he said. “It has been a huge success.”
The idea was to add another leg to the concert series as an end-to-summer celebration and also for residents to enjoy music in slightly less humid temperatures, Perez said.
“That is why we did it in two separate months,” he said.
He is sure it will continue next summer given the turnout last spring, Perez said.
“I would say yes,” he said. “We had anywhere from 400 to 500 from each concert. The numbers spoke to the success of it.”
He is looking forward to the band gaining some new fans in Angleton, Connors said.
“We will do our very best to bring it,” he said.
For information, call the Angleton Parks and Recreation department at 979-848-5600.