Saginaw Bay Symphony to give annual free pops concert at new Wenonah Park bandshell

Posted on: July 15, 2021

“Music is slated to continue pouring out of the brand new bandshell in Wenonah Park in 2021,” writes Caitlyn French in Monday’s (7/12) MLive (Michigan). “The Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra is launching its first crowdfunding campaign this week for its upcoming ‘Pops in the Park’ concert. The free concert celebrates the end of summer with tunes ranging from classic movie themes, Broadway, and pops hits. Pops in the Park is scheduled … Sept. 1 at the Wenonah Park bandshell in Bay City…. To make the free concert possible, the SBSO is launching a crowdfunding campaign this week…. The brand new Wenonah Park Bandshell [replaces] the original 1979 Friendship Shell [which] was dismantled in February 2020 and a new one was built in its place throughout the year, waiting in silence to welcome in performers and crowds as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. The music came back to the Saginaw River waterfront in 2021 as Wenonah Park bandshell has been celebrating its inaugural season…. The SBSO was created as a project of the Saginaw Department of Parks and Recreation in 1935 and has performed an annual concert series ever since.”