Sunday, August 29, 2010

#11: The Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park

So what do you do if you have a big, brand-new performing arts pavilion in the middle of one of South Bend’s most beloved parks?  Why, hold an outdoor concert series of course! This Saturday marked the final concert of the summer held at the aforementioned new Chris Wilson Pavilion in Potawatomi Park. The concert featured the South Bend Symphony Orchestra performing American classics from Copeland to Sousa to the score of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma (my personal favorite). And even though this event was the finale to a summer concert series, look for this pavilion to hold many more events and concerts in the future.

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra
It’s built to accommodate a 50-seat orchestra and the extended lawn of the park holds several times that amount in spectators. The pavilion is ideally and scenically located in one corner of the park and makes for the perfect space to hold large community events. Because really nothing quite says summer like humming along with 250 of your closest friends and neighbors to “Stars and Stripes Forever” while sitting on a blanket as the sun sets.

The crowd at the concert
Visit Potawatomi Park year-round located at the intersection of Wall and Greenlawn Streets and check for upcoming events at the Chris Wilson Pavilion here:

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