Over the next six weeks there's lots of free live music coming to the Bradenton Riverwalk.
The Music in the Park series starts Wednesday with a special mid-day kickoff concert. Then the regular Friday night series gets going on March 7 and continues every week through April 11.
All the concerts are free. Wednesday's concert begins at 11:30 a.m.; all the Friday concerts begin at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Manatee Concert Band, a community band comprising musicians of all ages -- from high school band members to former professional musicians -- performs a patriotic concert starting at 11:30 a.m.
On Friday, the series hosts a screening of "Kelly's Heroes," along with music by the Sarasota Pops.
Here's the rest of the schedule:
March 14: Scott Blum and Friends (jazz, swing, pop, show tunes and big band favorites).
March 21: George Worthmore (ragtime and blues).
March 22: The Second Time Arounders Marching Band in a special 7 p.m. Saturday concert.
March 28: Michael Weiss (singer/songwriter) April 4: Brian Spainhower (nuevo flamenco, jazz, rock, fusion, country).
April 11: Kristopher James (singer/songwriter).
Food and beverages will be for sale. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Details: 11:30 a.m. March 5, Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Tickets: Free. Information: 941-840-0013, www.realizebradenton.com.
-- Marty Clear