Summer concerts return to South Bend at the Chris Wilson Pavilion

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SOUTH BEND. Ind -- The Potawatomi Park was full tonight, as the summer concert series hosted the Jazz Assemblage band for the first time since the pandemic.

The summer concert series, put together by the South Bend venues parks and arts, is back for second week.

In 2020, the concert series held performances sparingly through the pandemic, but for the most part had to cancel many of the shows.

The Jazz Assemblage band was one of the cancelled performances.

"It was kind of a sad thing because not only for the musicians, not to be able to perform and play. The thing they love to do but also for the people that love to hear it were not able to get out to be able to hear the band." said performer Rocco Giglio.

The band has been around for 50 years and the has been a staple in the Michiana community.

During the summer concert series the band had the opportunity to perform music pieces from artists such as Count Basie and Oliver Nelson. 

"My dad’s playing with the Jazz Assemblage here so we came out to listen to him play and listen to the solos that he had and just kind of take in the nice weather and listen to good music." said local resident Brent Buckley.

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