By LIZ MCKINLEY
Recreation Director, Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department
Cari Ray will be at Central Park Plaza Friday, June 19, as part of the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department’s Central Park Concert Series. The Concert by the Fountain will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Central Park Plaza is located at 225. E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw.
Cari Ray’s electric Americana blend offers a little something for everyone. A hint of blues, a little folk-rock, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her shows delivers quick wit, infectious groove, and a warm, inviting voice. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this consummate entertainer is winning over audiences of all ages.
Ray’s songs sound authentic because they are. Born into a musical family and raised on a rural Indiana farm, her musical roots were planted in bluegrass, blues & southern gospel. And while her style lands solidly in the Roots/Americana category, flavors of her early influences peek through in her songs. The Cash-esque “Red Line” will take you rattling down the tracks with a jilted lover while the ballad “Lighting” will stir you with a story about passionate love with poor timing. Whether relaying triumph or tragedy, her songs have a universal quality that allows the listener to effortlessly drop into the story and live it for him or herself.
Bring a lawn chair or favorite blanket and enjoy this evenings perfect weather for an outdoor concert. The parks department will also have a drawing for a couple door prizes following the concert. Persons must be present to win.
If for any reason Friday’s weather is not conducive, the band will be relocated to Lakeview Middle School auditorium, 848 E. Smith St., Warsaw. Watch the parks department Facebook page for more information should the concert be moved.
Call the Parks and Recreation Department between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (574) 372-9554 for any questions.