Sundays at Scioto: Davina and the Vagabonds
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
7377 Riverside Drive, Dublin, 43016
The 34th annual Sundays at Scioto summer concert series will provide an array of central Ohio, regional and international musicians onstage in the outdoor amphitheater at scenic Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, just north of the DAC facility and south of Hard Rd. The weekly concerts take place on Sunday evenings, June 11 through July 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concerts are free of charge and on site donations are graciously accepted. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the amphitheater. Dinner and dessert will be provided by aCutAbove and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. A portion of food sales will benefit the free concert series.
Davina and The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level-A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. Embracing 100 years of American music and Davina's originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers' keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group's focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and more.