POP! IN THE PARK
6 p.m., History Pavilion in Riverfront Park. Free.
It's like Movies in the Park for music. Or at least that seems to be
the aspirational vibe of Pop! in the Park, the summer concert series
ongoing at the History Pavilion (the brick arbor-kind-of-structure,
where the Indian Head lives in Riverfront Park). Kids are welcome, and
were in abundance the first go-round, as are coolers, lawn chairs and
blankets. And it's free! Like most of the concerts he promotes,
organizer TJ Deeter has pulled together a diverse range of local acts.
To wit, Saturday's line-up includes club phenoms Dre and Jontai
, famous region-wide for the dance cut “Jump Rope”; visceral, always engaging post-punk band the Moving Front
; prolific local rapper Rockst*r
and new-wave favorites the Reds
(who've recently expanded their fan base to Brazil). The show is over by 9 p.m., so there's no showing up late.