Friday, July 16, 2010

Groovin' in the Garden

Last night, nearly 800 people attended the kickoff concert for Groovin’ in the Garden.  The Groovin’ in the Garden jazz concerts are presented by WRTI 90.1FM and are open to members and non-members of the Arboretum.  These popular concerts bring together the beauty of Morris Arboretum, the cool shade of a summer evening and the sounds of an exciting band for all who come.

Maureen Malloy, the jazz on-air personality from WRTI 90.1FM introduces To The Max

To The Max, a multi-faceted jazz group who have played for President Clinton and Governor Rendell, wowed listeners with their smooth jazz and versatile sounds.  Starting with a few instrumental numbers and then adding vocals, To The Max got people up and dancing as the sun set.  The concert was a huge success with everyone having a really great time relaxing with their friends and listening to jazz in Morris Arboretum’s beautiful Azalea Meadow garden.

To The Max drops the beat and shows off their vocal talent

Although this is the fifth year for the Morris Arboretum Summer Concerts, many of last night’s attendees were enjoying their first concert here.  Free beer tasting from 6-7pm, provided by Flourtown Beverage gave visitors a chance to try some different varieties of beer and have some fun, hanging out with friends before the concert got started. 

A number of U Penn students took advantage of the Free Penn Bus Trips program, sponsored by the Hohns Family Fund, designed to introduce Penn students to their official Arboretum.

Don’t miss the last Groovin’ in the Garden jazz concert this summer on July 22 with free beer tasting at 6 and Cintron, a wildly popular Latin Soul band, performing at 7:00.  The Summer Concert Series will wind down with two XPN Kids Corner concerts in August.  Check out Morris Arboretum’s website for more information on upcoming concerts.

Folks enjoying a chance to kick back and relax in the Azalea Meadow.

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