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The JJ’s Band will perform in Anthem on May 17 as one of five bands highlighted during the Music in May concert series, which take place at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Community Park Amphitheater.
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Free concert series to take place every Friday night in May

STAFF REPORT~ 5/1/2013

Music in May, Anthem’s outdoor concert series returns for the 11th year to the ACC Community Park Amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. this Friday.
This family-friendly event encourages attendees to grab a blanket, bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the diverse sounds of local Arizona bands underneath the Anthem sky.
Open to the public, each show is from 7 to 9 p.m., 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. Admission and parking are free.
New this year is a selection of food items offered for sale during the opening concert, Friday. Food vendors will serve cuisine including Dutch-Indonesian, Native American-Mexican, authentic Mexican, and Asian-fusion inspired creations. Ice cream will be for sale during the remaining four concerts within the series.
Three bands are making their first appearance at this year’s concert series; two are returning by popular demand. This year’s line-up includes:

May 3: Southbound – Southbound takes a variety of musical genres – current and classic country and southern and classic rock – and combines electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, and drums, as well as smoothly blended harmonies to make for one unique sound. The band has played in venues all over Arizona and with national acts The Lost Trailers and Hal Ketchum. myspace.com/southbound40band

May 10: APPLE Beatle Tribute Band – The APPLE Beatle Tribute Band, Arizona’s top Beatles sound-a-like group, performs the Beatles classic and greatest hits while re-creating their "live in concert" allure with authentic instruments and costumes.

May 17: The JJ’s Band The JJ’s Band, a nine-piece high energy dance band, performs a variety of funk, disco, soul, Motown, and current dance music that covers songs from the 1960s through today. Offering a horn and percussion section, the band specializes in local events and festivals. thejjsband.com

May 24: Thaddeus Rose Band – Musical composer and producer Thaddeus Rose performs a variety of musical genres with his three-piece show band, covering hits from the 1940s through today. A regular performer at the Wigwam Resort, Rose was previously with the Isotopes, a popular Arizona band in the 1990s that received radio airplay with their album “Separated by Shadows.” thaddeusrose.com

May 31: The Volcano Island Band featuring Sean Mireau Sean Michael Mireau and The Volcano Island Band have been entertaining local audiences since the 1990s, creating a lively and festive atmosphere performing Calypso, Island, Luau, Reggae, and steel drum music. gigmasters.com/Steel-Drum/Sean-Mireauandthe-Volcano-Island-Band

For information on the concert series go to onlineatanthem.com/event/music-in-may.