Auburn, Ala. - Auburn Parks and Recreation's Fall Concert Series at Kiesel Park continues Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. with a performance by Dave Potts. This week, join us promptly at 6 p.m. for a Great Horned Owl and Barred Owl release by the Southeastern Raptor Center. The owls have been rehabilitated after being struck by cars. Two Red-tail Hawks will be available to view as well. Staff and volunteers will offer a brief program before releasing the owls into the wild. After the release, stay for a FREE concert by Dave Potts, featuring special guests Teacup and the Monster. Bring the family, a picnic supper, and your lawn chairs and enjoy a free, relaxing evening with your family, friends, and neighbors. Concerts will be held every Thursday in October, weather permitting. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items in support of the Pack the Parks for the Food Bank Campaign.
Growing up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Potts spent years living out of the back of his dusty red pick-up while making his way as a musician. Years of performing in coffee houses and college towns from coast-to-coast finally led him to Auburn in 1996, where he decided to make his home. In his time in Auburn, Dave's singing and songwriting has evolved to tell the stories of characters and small towns from across the South. A vivid storyteller and accomplished guitarist, Potts crafts contemporary folk songs with shades of country and Americana. You won't want to miss an evening with Dave Potts.
Performing during Potts' breaks this week will be folk-rock band Teacup and the Monster. Based out of Auburn, identical twin brothers Jake and Josh Carnley have been playing together since age 11. Jake, main songwriter and vocalist of the group, is accompanied by his brother, Josh, on the drums. The Carnleys met bass player Brian Keyser in high school and then reunited in Auburn. Guitarist Tommy Kratzert met Jake at various venues around Auburn, and the idea for a band was sparked in August 2011. Each musician brings his own unique style to the band, creating a unique sound for patrons. The group intentionally does not fit into a particular niche. Musical influences include Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, and more, but Teacup’s sound is definitely their own. From introspective folk to rock 'n' roll, their shows have it all. Fresh off recording their debut EP, "Love So Strong," the group has developed an enthusiastic following in Auburn. A Teacup and the Monster show is a unique and engaging event that will showcase something for everyone.
Listen and win with the Fall Concert Series! Tune in to the morning show with Brooke on 99.9 Kate on Thursday mornings during the 9 a.m. hour for your chance to call in and win a free large pizza, courtesy of Papa John's. Join us every Thursday morning during the 9 a.m. hour on 99.9 Kate as we talk about what’s going on with Auburn Parks and Recreation and tune in throughout the Concert Series for your chance to win a free large pizza each week.
Pack the Parks for the Food Bank - Auburn Parks and Recreation is pleased to host the Pack the Parks for the Food Bank Campaign. Throughout the month of October, a number of Parks and Recreation facilities will feature collection bins for citizens wishing to donate canned goods and non-perishable food items to the Food Bank of East Alabama. Facilities will offer daily drop-offs while parks used for youth sports will offer game day drop-off bins. Bins will be emptied weekly and goods will be delivered to the Food Bank in an effort to help fill a critical food need in the community. Patrons of the Fall Concert Series are encouraged to bring items for donation. A complete list of drop-off locations is available online at www.auburnalabama.org/parks.
For more information, please visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 501-2930.