The dream of many became a reality this summer as the three ARTS IN THE PARK performances took over Bay Creek Park at 5 in the evening complete with the park’s new stage and dance floor. June’s performance, “Edisto Gumbo” was led by Everett Smith and July’s performance of “Sing America” led by the Reverend Rob Heath, featured the New Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Gospel Choir, The Episcopal Church on Edisto and Finders Keepers. The performance was dedicated in honor of Ingrid McDonald a long time supporter of the arts on Edisto.
As the committee composed of members of the Town of Edisto Beach, the Edisto Chamber of Commerce and the Edisto Art Guild, the three sponsors of the annual event, plan next season on the second Sundays of the month, they want the citizens and visitors of Edisto to know that ARTS IN THE PARK will continue to grow and carry on the tradition started this summer of 2017.
August 2017 Jazz trio featuring John Tecklenburg, Carroll Carter, and Russell Nestor
The Edisto Jazz Trio, organized by Jim Brailsford, turned into the Edisto Jazz Quartet for this performance with John Tecklenburg on the keyboard, Lonnie Hamilton on the saxophone, Russ Nester on the bass and Carroll Carter, his first appearance with this group on the drums . A guest appearance by Dr. Fred Tecklenburg on the harmonica brought great reviews with their rendition of the “Blues”. “Summertime” seemed to say it all.
July 2017 Sing America
“Sing America” led by the Reverend Rob Heath, featured the New Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Gospel Choir, The Episcopal Church on Edisto and Finders Keepers.
June 2017 Edisto Gumbo
June’s performance, “Edisto Gumbo” led by Everett Smith.