Visitors to the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series dance to the music at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Visitors to the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series dance to the music at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Colorado soul band headlining this week’s music in the park

The Burroughs are a nine-person soul group that play classical soul standards with modern flair.

Where last week was all about rock ’n’ roll, this week’s concert in the park will feature a whole lot of soul. The Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series — which has hosted a free concert at Soldotna Creek Park every Wednesday since the start of summer — will have its ninth concert headlined by Colorado-based soul band The Burroughs. The Burroughs are a nine-person soul group that formed in 2013 and, according to their website, play music that is “steeped in classical soul standards and outfitted with modern flair.”

Front man Johnny Burroughs is a licensed minister and music pastor who uses his church experience to lift spirits and energize the audience with his onstage performance. Burroughs’ backing band is comprised of a four-piece horn section and a four-piece rhythm section, and their live performances are known for including “soaring solos, funky grooves and choreographed dancing.”

The Burroughs’ latest full-length studio album, “Got to Feel” was released in January of 2018.

Opening for the Burroughs is a newly formed local band, The Caper, who will be making their Soldotna Music Series debut. Prior to the bands hitting the stage at 6 p.m., there will be a lawn activity sponsored by Peninsula Pumping, in which kids will have the opportunity to make their own maracas.

In addition, at 5:30 p.m., incoming Soldotna Rotary president Lara McGinnis will be publicly unveiling three new murals that are on display at Soldotna Creek Park. These murals were made by art students at Kenai Peninsula College studying under Professor Cam Choy. The pieces are the result of a collaboration between the city of Soldotna, KPC, the Kenai River Rotary Club and the Soldotna Rotary Club.

For more information about the event, including a map showing which nearby businesses allow parking, visit the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series Facebook Page.

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