LeBauer Live with Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
This summer, LeBauer Park will host three outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn in LeBauer Park. All shows begin at 8:00pm, with pre-show activities kicking off at 6:00pm. The concerts are FREE and open to the public. VIP tickets can be purchased for an additional cost that include a free beverage, preferential seating, and a gift bag. Visitgreensborodowntownparks.or
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Krispy Kreme Fundraising and sponsors Visit Greensboro, Brooks Pierce, Revolution Mill, Replacements, Ltd., O.Henry Hotel, Proximity Hotel, UNDERCURRENT, Sonic Pie Productions
Chapel Hill-based band, Mipso will be the first to take the stage on July 8th. This young indie folk band coalesced at UNC-Chapel Hill and quickly became a campus favorite. Not long after, they began selling out shows at Cat’s Cradle and appearing throughout the Triangle and beyond. Their 2015 album Old Time Reverie reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart, and the Guardian newspaper called it one of the best records of the year.
August 12th will welcome Dark Water Rising to the stage. Dark WaterRising explores various themes of life-love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, pain-all while expressing and evoking sincere emotion on issues affecting their communities. The band attributes their style of playing and singing to a combination of influences, which range from attending Sunday morning worship services to absorbing the diverse styles and tones of artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, and Lynard Skynard.
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba will round out the series on October 14th. Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory-literally, the North Carolina Piedmont. That’s where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home. “Universal Love’ is a rough translation of “Kaira Ba” as the band effortlessly illuminates stories of West Africa in a globalizing world, communicating these stories to audiences in a live concert setting.
“We are very excited to bring this live music series to the triad. We are situated in the heart of the downtown cultural district and a diverse music series aligns perfectly with the intended use of this amazing space. This is just the beginning of live music offerings in the park.” -Rob Overman, Exective Director, Greensboro Downtown Parks
Parking: Free Parking is available in the Church Street Parking Deck (215 N Church St., Greensboro)