Reggae rhythms round
Hot Chicago band Baaro will appear in the finale of the Summer Series sponsored by Charlottes Web for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 10. This free performance will be held in the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. A smash hit at previous Web events, Baaro will fill the park with their reggae, African and Chicago funk music.
Originally from Ethiopia, Baaro was Ziggy Marleys Melody Makers from 1986-90, recording two platinum and gold albums with him. With Ziggy, they appeared on the David Letterman Show, the NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train, the Arsenio Hall Show, and on the BBC and Italian TV. They also toured all the major cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Western Europe. Now based in Chicago, Baaro is constantly performing at festivals, fairs, colleges and clubs throughout the Midwest.
The Charlottes Web Sinnissippi Summer Series is co-sponsored by the Rockford Park District and WNIJ-Radio.
The Sinnissippi Park Music Shell welcomes guests with disabilities. An assistive listening system is available for persons who are hard of hearing. To reserve a personal receive and headset, or for assistance and information on accessibility, call 987-1600 (voice or TTY); 48-hour notice is required.
For more information, contact Charlottes Web at 964-2238, or visit www.astralhotel.com/charlottesweb. Rain relocations for the Charlottes Web Summer Series are announced daily after 2:30 p.m. Charlottes Web for the Performing Arts is partially funded by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockford Area Arts Council with the City of Rockford, and by contributions.