- What is “Concerts in the Park”?
- When are Concerts in the Park held?
- Where is Lamar Park?
- I understand you provide interpretive services for the deaf and blind?
- What should I bring?
- What items are prohibited – alcohol, dogs, smoking, etc?
- Do I need tickets?
- Who organizes and runs Concerts in the Park?
- How are the Concerts funded?
- I heard there are going to be FIREWORKS this year! What are the details?
- How can I help?
What is “Concerts in the Park”?
It’s a FREE summer concert series with a diverse group of bands and lots of entertainment. This year we have 11 bands, and genres of music include: kids music, rock n roll, blues, country (old and modern), oldies, and more! At each concert we also have a “theme”, entertainment for kids and adults, giveaways, contests, interactive displays – visit our Facebook page HERE for all the details.
When are Concerts in the Park held?
Every Tuesday night from 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the summer months. For the 2016 concert year, our first event is May 31st, with concerts every Tuesday after, concluding August 2nd. But there’s more! Our newest event – Music & More Fest – is a one-day Saturday festival on August 6th. It has a local Arts & Crafts event, a beer/wine/cider tent, a Home Run Derby, and much more! Visit Facebook.com/musicandmorefest for more info on that event.
Where is Lamar Park?
2561 Porter St in Wyoming – the intersections of Chicago Drive, Byron Center, and Porter Street. The concert venue is on the north end of the park, follow the park entrances off Porter St or Roys Ave. See the interactive map elsewhere on this website.
I understand you provide interpretive services for the deaf and blind?
Yes! At select concerts every year we provide interpreters so these friends can enjoy some concert entertainment that very few other places offer. Contact us for the specific events where these services are offered.
What should I bring?
Seating is mostly open grass, so bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket. Picnic tables and bleachers are available, but are first-come, first-served. We have lots of food options at affordable prices from local food vendors (including hot pizza, authentic tacos, hot dogs, sausages, popcorn, ice cream, pop, and water). Feel free to bring your own refreshments if you wish.
What items are prohibited – alcohol, dogs, smoking, etc?
Alcohol is not allowed in this or any other Wyoming park. Dogs are allowed, as long as they are friendly, on a 6 foot leash, and not disturbing other attendees. Smoking is allowed, but please be respectful of others and smoke away and downwind from the crowd.
Do I need tickets?
No tickets needed, and every concert is FREE! But come early to our bigger events, all are first come, first served regarding seating locations.
Who organizes and runs Concerts in the Park?
The Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission (WCEC) is an all-volunteer non-profit group that plans, organizes, and manages the concert series. We currently consist of about 16+ volunteers including a Board of Director and other community volunteers. We are local residents of the area – just like you! We are always looking for people to join one of our committees to help build these events even more.
How are the Concerts and Events funded?
Concerts are supported primarily by local businesses (please see our Sponsors page), your generous donations at the concerts, concession sales, and funding from the City of Wyoming.
Tell us about your biggest event of the year – WY-FI Fireworks! What are the details?
Due to our growth, we brought back Fireworks to Wyoming in 2013, and have continued each year since! Our 2016 WY-FI (Wyoming Fireworks) will be at dusk on June 28th, 2016 following a special 2-concert “Concerts in the Park” event.
How can I help?
We are always looking for volunteers – behind the scenes, doing planning, managing, and generating ideas. We also need help at each concert event with parking, attendee relations, concessions, and more. Please contact us if you can offer, or visit the Volunteer page for more info. Help