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Catch the On Que Players at the park

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The annual Concert in the Park series continues tonight with a performance by On Que Players in Coachman Park.

The band will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. in the park in downtown Clearwater along the water of Clearwater Harbor. Admission is free.

The Concert in the Park series is sponsored each year by the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department and the Weekend section of the St. Petersburg Times. All concerts are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on consecutive Fridays.

"They're free, they're fun and they've always been really nice because we have the sunset during each concert," said Terry Schmidt, senior recreation supervisor for the city of Clearwater. "It's a nice, relaxed, casual evening to wind down the week."

Led by saxophonist Al Chisolm III, On Que Players are known all over the Tampa Bay area for their unique blend of urban rhythm and blues. The band won the Tampa Bay Music Awards Most Outstanding Top 40 Band in 1990, Best Variety Act in 1992 and Best Rap/Funk Act in 1993. Their live performances include current Top 40 hits and songs from the Motown years.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the shows. People may bring food and drinks to the park, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and other items will be sold at the park.



Here's the upcoming schedule of free concerts:

July 7 _ The Impacs, '50s and '60s rhythm and blues

July 14 _ Belinda Womack & Kool Reflektions, jazz from be-bop to contemporary

July 21 _ Dan McMillion & Jazz from Tampa Bay, a variety of swinging jazz arrangements

July 28 _ The Lawhorn Brothers Band, Southern country and rock

Aug. 4 _ Sarasota Slim, Blues with jazz and Latin influences

Aug. 11 _ 42nd Street Orchestra, Big Band sound with a 14-piece orchestra