The Choctaw Lake Summer Concert Series for 2020 promises to be a very, very exciting year. Again this year our concerts are sponsored by Ernie Sparks and Ernie’s Pharmacy.
Our primary featured act this year is Phil Dirt and the Dozers. Phil Dirt, a classic rock band, plays all over the US and on ocean-going cruises drawing large crowds with their music wherever they go. Interestingly, Choctaw Lake is familiar with Phil Dirt as they used to play at our lake many years ago. We look forward to welcoming Phil Dirt again to Choctaw and to rockin out to their music. Also being featured on another evening is country singer Wyatt McCubbin (whose operating base is Nashville) and The Wayfarers an Appalachian dance/mountain music band (from Zanesville, OH). Both of these acts have made many EPs/CDs and their music is exceptional.
Returning from last year are The Temps, The Paradise Island Band and Rendition. The Temps are a high energy 1980’s through 2000’s rock band that put on different costumes as the night proceeds. Their costumes represent the era of the music they are playing for that set. The Temps had more people dancing last year than any other act during the summer. The Paradise Island Band is a rock/soul/funk band that features a fabulous female singer and saxophone player. Rendition has an outstanding horn section and plays music that takes advantage of that. They also have a famous drummer from Choctaw Lake (i.e., Ernie Sparks J). Last but not least, “The Locals” will entertain us with their brand of rockin roll. They represent, of sorts, an all-star group of musicians with a female lead singer from various bands from Dayton, OH that come together a few times a year for special events. Our concerts this year should be amazing!
Again, many thanks to Ernie Sparks and Ernie’s Pharmacy for sponsoring our Summer Concert Series. Here are the dates and associated acts. I also want to thank Ryan Peters for his help in putting together this year’s Summer Concert Series bands.
May 30 (Saturday) – The Temps
June 20 (Saturday) – The Paradise Island Band
July 18 (Saturday) – Rendition
August 1 (Saturday) – The Locals
August 22 (Saturday) – The Wyatt McCubbin Band & The Wayfarers
September 6 (Sunday) – Phil Dirt and the Dozers