By Abby Cloud | Photo: Tallahassee Downtown
Since debuting in May of this year, the 2019 Sundown Concert Series held at Cascades Park has proven to be yet another musical success here in the Capital City. Occurring monthly, the local artists and performers involved have ranged greatly in genre and provided the community with a great evening of friendship and family, delicious local food, and talented and diverse entertainment. On Saturday, November 9, the Sundown Concert Series will host its final concert for the year.
Following the show this upcoming Saturday, Tallahassee Downtown will close what is its 5th year of free community concerts at Cascades Park. Compared to previous years, this season of concerts in particular proved to be bigger and better than ever thanks to Tallahassee Downtown’s partnership with Visit Tallahassee, a division of Leon County. Due to this partnernship, the concerts were able to be extended into the months of September, October, and November. “Partnering with Visit Tallahassee, a Division of Leon County, and the City of Tallahassee to extend the series allows us to further activate Capital City Amphitheater and offer entertainment that will have a positive economic impact on the community,” said Tallahassee Downtown CEO Elizabeth Emmanuel.
This Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the community is encouraged to come and enjoy the final, free concert performed by headliner Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and opening act Pat Puckett. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are a blues, funk and soul band formed in Austin, TX in 2007.
While enjoying the live music provided through the Sundown Concert Series, guests at Cascades can also enjoy a variety of fun activities for families, local food trucks, and the beautiful scenery of trails and views that Cascades has to offer. Food and drinks can be purchased through local nonprofits and food trucks, but it is noted that attendees can bring their own food and drinks as well.
Additionally, all of the alcohol sales will be donated to The Oasis Center For Women and Girls, a Tallahassee-based nonprofit. “Cascades Park is the perfect setting for an outdoor concert, and because the events are free and you can bring your own food and beverages- or purchase them when you arrive,” stated Elias Mathes, the Tallahassee Downtown Event Coordinator. “It is a very relaxed and hassle free experience.” As far as transportation to the event goes, there will be plenty of parking at and around Cascades Park, but if you’re looking for a night of leisure, guests are encouraged to use free Downtown Trolley.
“These concerts are an incredible reflection of what makes Tallahassee unique,” Emmanuel reflected. “Thousands attended our summer series—in the heat—to enjoy a family-friendly live music from bands that are rising to the top of the national music scene. You’ll be able to say you heard it in Tallahassee first.”