MLPA’s Concerts in the Park Series 2017 returns in August!

Bring the entire family for an evening of entertainment and a chance to meet your neighbors at Sidney Marcus Park.  The musical musing of Carter Rude and Friends Band returns along with food trucks and special offerings so mark the dates on your calendars!

Support our sponsors.  The funding provided by presenting sponsors, Boynton & Myrick Real Estate and sponsors Keisha Lance Bottoms for Mayor keeps these family-friendly events free and open to Morningside Lenox Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

Upcoming Dates

All concerts are held at Sidney Marcus Park.  In case of inclement weather, check our home page and the MLPA Facebook page for up-to-date plans.  Note that these events will be postponed in case of threatening weather.

Friday, August 4, 6:00-8:30 PM

Carter Rude & Friends Band celebrates the new school year with music that’s sure to get everyone dancing.  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for a wonderful evening of good music, fine picnicking, and lasting friendships.  Once the band has the crowd warmed up, they’ll turn the evening over to DJ Crunk!  Both of our musical guests were rained out at the Celebration of Summer, but return to Sidney Marcus to get the park jumping once again.

Bring your chairs /blankets to claim your place in the shade at the park.  You can a pack a cooler with dinner and drinks–or if you want to make the evening a care free one, bring some cash for the food trucks.  Dominic’s New York Pizza and SnoBayou will be on hand along with King of Pops to make sure everyone keeps their cool.

Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:30

The music returns to Sidney Marcus Park for an evening with Carter Rude and Friends.  They will treat us to an evening of post Labor Day music with family and friends.

In the mood for a little Cuban fare?  Buena Guente food truck will have Cuban pastries, empanadas, and croquetas.  If that’s not your thing, Doggy Dogg cart will be on hand for everything from classic beef hot dogs to wurst dressed in all the finest fixings.  King of Pops Rainbow cart rounds out the food offerings or you can bring your own picnic.

Friday, October  20, 6:00-9:30, Music & a Movie Night

Carter Rude and Friends close out the concert season with a final performance in Sidney Marcus Park from 6-8 followed by the return of Movie Night.  So pack up the kids, blankets/chairs, and a cooler to enjoy a final evening of free entertainment at Sidney Marcus Park.

The band plays until it’s dark and then the park becomes an outdoor theater for Disney’s feature film, The BFG.  Steven Spielberg directs this classic Roald Dahl story of a young girl’s amazing adventures with a big, friendly giant.

Bring your own picnic or choose from the food truck offerings–either way it’s sure to be a great time with friends.  Willy’s Food Truck returns with Mexicana fare or you can choose from Doggy Dogg cart’s assortment of dogs, brats, and wurst with all the trimmings.  King of Pops will also be on hand with popsicles to cool the evening down.

 2017 MLPA Concert in the Park Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

MLPA Concerts in the Park are presented by Donna Boynton & Joy Myrick, Harry Norman Realtors.  Their sponsorship helps keep these concerts free for our neighbors–please support them in return.


We welcome the Keisha Lance Bottoms Campaign for Mayor to our Sponsor group.  Thanks for their support of our concert series!

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Smiles Logo

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Services Sponsor

Thank you Mosquito Terminators for treating Sidney Marcus Park before every concert! They use a natural and effective solution. Technicians are trained to protect beneficial insects including pollinators and butterflies. Contact them for more information.