June 30--In July, the Louisa Arts Center is launching "Concerts in the Park," a series of free, family-friendly concerts on July 11, 18 and 25.
The concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Arts Center campus at 212 Fredericksburg Ave. in Louisa.
In addition to the music, the events will feature a playground for youngsters and food vendors.
The Arts Center's Purcell Art Gallery and the Louisa County Historical Society will also be open.
For the July 11 concert, music will be presented by Southern Velocity, a Louisa County band that plays a variety of upbeat music from classic rock to popular country.
The July 18 event will be a gospel festival, with a wide range of gospel music. Scheduled to appear are The Gospel Laborers, a Louisa County-based African American gospel quartet; Rising Sun Baptist Church of Cuckoo, a large gospel choir; and New Life Community Church of Louisa, which will bring their contemporary Christian band with music ranging from standards to positive contemporary Christian rock.
On July 25, it's Love Cannon, conservatory-trained musicians who offer bluegrass and top hits from the 1980s with banjo, mandolin and high vocals.
In case of rain, concerts will move into the Arts Center's Cooke Haley Theatre.
The Louisa Arts Center is located in the former Louisa High School Louisa Grade School. There are year-round visual art exhibits in the Purcell Art Gallery, and visual and performing arts classes in the Cooke Haley Theatre.
Visit LouisaArts.org for information.
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