2006-08-17 / About Town

Double header for final summer concert

Summer Music in Jamestown wraps up the 2006 season at East Ferry's Veterans Memorial Square this Sunday, Aug. 20, with a special twin bill featuring the Jamestown Community Band and the three-piece blues-rock band Black and White. The Jamestown Community Band opens this special season finale at 5 p.m.

The community band has developed a most entertaining repertoire of contemporary music to complement the grand marching band classics. It is a diverse musical treat, not to be missed!

At 6 p.m., Black and White will take the stage for a set of rhythm and blues. One of Rhode Island's busiest working bands, Black and White has headlined venues throughout the East Coast and recently had the honor of performing at the Boston Blues Festival.

Starting out as a quartet in 1990, the band became a trio in 1995 and began to hit its stride, focusing on a concentrated, punchy, and swinging blues style. Over the years, they have shared billing with such legendary acts as Bo Diddley, Southside Johnny, G.E. Smith, Junior Wells, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rick Derringer, .38 Special, Duke Robillard, and Dr. Hook. Black and White features Don DiMuccio on drums, Jason James on guitar, and Kevin Martin on bass.

Attendees should bring blankets or chairs. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by R&R Gallery and the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department. In case of rain, the show will go on at the Community Center, across the street.

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