Imagine walking through the woods and hearing sweet music playing, or picnicking to an upbeat tune. Harris Nature Center has launched a new series this summer called Music in Nature. Three different trios will play live music in the Gathering Circle where visitors can sit and enjoy the music concert-style or choose to walk the trails, picnic, or listen from another sitting area.
These events are sponsored by the Harris Nature Center Foundation and are FREE to the public.
Saturday, July 20, 5 pm – 8 pm, Monte Pride and Gifts or Creatures
Monte Pride is a Michigan-born and raised singer-songwriter who brings stories of love, loss and healing to soul stirring songs on his guitar. Gifts or Creatures is the husband-wife duo, Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple blends Midwestern folklore, old-world history and cinematic soundscapes, bringing Americana imagery to life.
Arlene McDaniel is a well-known local jazz pianist who is appreciated for sharing her sophisticated originals as well as jazz favorites. The trio will also include Ed Fedewa on bass and Ian LeVine on drums. Together the group will provide an evening of swing, funk, serenity and blues-based jazz.
Saturday, September 14, 5 pm – 8 pm, Strings and Wood
Strings and Wood is a trio comprised of Kati Adams, Matt Foreman and LeRoy Harvey. Matt is known locally as lead vocals and guitar for the Mama Tryd Band, and LeRoy is a member of the popular group Whoa Nelly. While Kati may be best known as the Senior Park Naturalist for Harris Nature Center, visitors will discover she has a hidden talent when they hear her beautiful voice.