Concert on the Green: The gift of music for young and old

Early on, I knew my children would love music. In our younger years, my husband and I squeezed the household budget to provide music lessons for both our girls. The only mandate we issued was to tell them we would never tell them to practice, but if they didn’t practice, we would stop paying for the lessons. They held up their end of the bargain, and now they both do music as their only job outside the home.

When I saw an event notice on Facebook, I realized there’s a wonderful opportunity for Memorial Day weekend, and especially  if you have children interested in music, Concert on the Green will be a fantastic experience for the whole family.

Here’s the info from the Facebook page:

“Come enjoy with us the rich tradition of Concert on the Green!

Concert on the Green is the largest event of its kind in Clay County and its principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students by organizing a festival event for families and visitors which combines a live symphony orchestra performed by The Jacksonville Symphony with a natural, beautiful outdoor family setting. And don’t forget the Fireworks!

Gates open at 4pm on May 26th, 2019 with local bands performing on the main stage, and the symphony beginning at 8pm. The concert location is on the soccer fields across the street from (Just north of) ThunderBolt Elementary [321 Old Hard Rd.; Fleming Island, FL 32003]

Concert on the Green creates new memories, builds our community and keeps creative energy flowing! Concert-goers can bring picnic coolers and blankets- or purchase food and drinks from local establishments at the site.

For group sales, VIP seating, or to become a Patron contact Lauren Hoffman at 904-505-3051.”

Over the years, I’ve attended many concerts my children participated in, playing piano, viola, and guitar. This event is a gift to the community, and here’s a hat tip to those who planned it and implemented it.

For more information, see the Facebook page for Concert on the Green.

(Kay B. Day/May 24, 2019)


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