Plymouth's Entertainment In the Parks In August

Looking for some free events and activities for August? Here are some great choices!

Plymouth Parks and Recreation will continue their August Entertainment in the Parks Series with A Naturalist Presentation themed Owl Prowl  at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, on the Hilde Small Stage. Meet a live owl and discover its unique characteristics. Learn of their survival strategies and why they live in captivity.

Shockwaves - Prior Lake Water Ski Team’s summer show is 7 p.m.  Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Parkers Lake Park, County Road 6 & Niagara Lane.  The beach front show will include music, colorful costumes and great water ski tricks and maneuvers. 

Rince na Chroi will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Rince na Chroi (pronounced Rink-a na Cree), Gaelic for “dance of the heart”, was founded by Katie Stephens Spangler in February 2003 after 15 years of Irish dancing and teaching experience in Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul.

Since opening our doors, Rince na Chroi has grown from about 15 dancers to over 150. We have performed all over the Twin Cities and the Midwest at events such as the Irish Fair of Minnesota, the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, Grand Old Day, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and many more. Recently, our dancers have performed an average of 100 times each year, in venues such as the Minnesota Zoo and the Landmark Center and with talented musicians such as the Two Tap Trio, the Minnesota Police Pipe Band and Gaelic Storm.

Join us at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 for a performance by TreVeld on the Hilde Small Stage. The name TreVeld is born of the music, representing the merging of three fields, filled with the lush and sacred openness of creative potential.

The musically diverse members of treVeld met around the turn of the century, playing amongst an ‘Old Time’ music community. They share the desire to create and perform original music, while enjoying an ever evolving musical and personal kinship.

The Roe Family Singers begin their performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, we will be featuring on the Parkers Lake Stage. The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence.

The Bazillions will be performing a Kids Koncert at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Parkers Lake Stage. With years of indie-pop gigs under their belts, The Bazillions bring their music to the kindie rock stage with a well-honed live sound. But the shows have rapidly and organically grown into a full multimedia experience. Buckets of crayons and song-themed coloring sheets transform coffee shops and auditoriums into activity centers. After every show, children have the opportunity to have their drawings photographed for posting on The Bazillions’ web site. The band’s growing catalog of animated videos provides a lively backdrop for their musical performances. And the Marshalls’ natural rapport with kids keep the audience on the edge or up out of their seats, dancing to The Bazillions’ groovy beat!

That same evening, at 8:45 p.m. the movie "The Karate Kid" will be showingThe movie will begin shortly after sunset with a tentative time of 8:45pm.  Conditions such as cloud cover and sunlight will affect the actual start time of the movie.

Boss Grant, A Johnny Cash Tribute will take the Hilde Amphitheater Stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Boss Grant has been in the music world since 1971, singing and playing his guitars and traveling across the country in a variety of groups. He traveled with a gospel quartet back in the 70’s and it was with this group that he met his wife, Lynn. Boss has been involved with other groups over the years and has enjoyed using his many musical talents on stage. His portrayal of Johnny Cash as he sings and plays his guitar, is a testimony of his singing talent. Boss has always been a fan of the Man in Black and truly honors Johnny’s memories as he sings and plays all of the songs Johnny is so well known for. While performing on stage, Boss brings to life the memories of the Man in Black, as no other singer does. He puts his heart and soul in to the Johnny Cash Revue tribute band, making it an experience you will not soon forget. For more information on Boss Grant, visit www.johnnycashband.com.

All events are free to the public thanks to the generosity of the sponsors of the 2012 Entertainment in the Parks Series. Sponsors are:

  • Mosaic Company
  • Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers
  • Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics
  • Partners in Pediatrics
  • Minnesota School of Business/Minnesota School of Cosmetology
  • Daily Printing Incorporated
  • Buehler Incorporated

 (Informaton provided by a city of Plymouth press release.)



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