Contributed by Josh Fryfogle
Music in The Park, the City of Wasilla’s annual concert series, reached all new heights this year!
Produced in cooperation by Michael C Marketing and Make A Scene Magazine, 2019’s concert series brought in an unprecedented number of attendees, and expanded the offering into a vendor fair, with food trucks and fun activities, too!
Michael Consalo and Josh Fryfogle worked together to create the connectivity and community experience that was clearly well received.
The Jangle Bees, Braided River, Those Guys, and the Jerry Wessling Band headlined the 4-week foray into local music and art, with additional performances by John Cook, Roland Olayvar, Long Nights Moon and Josh Fryfogle.
With the musical performance being the centerpiece of this event series, the production invested heavily in hiring an incredible three-person sound engineering team with Mountain Sound and Entertainment. This made all the difference, not only for the performers, but for the audience. Many of the musicians made mention of the exceptional performance experience, and we were proud hear it! The audience certainly appreciated the sound experience.
The rain during the first event didn’t stop us, with several hundred in attendance, and the following three weeks increased in attendance, with a total estimated attendance at nearly 2,000 people over the four Friday series.
Thanks to those community members that volunteered as well – many of you showed up at just the right time, when your help was needed. It’s amazing how things just work out, when we work as a community to make community happen.