A new monthly music series featuring local and regional artists will kick off tonight in downtown Ocala with a performance from the Jacksonville-based band Honey Hounds.
Hosted by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, the Sunset Songs Series will feature artists playing original music ranging from funk to blues, reggae, and country. The concerts will be held once a month, January through May, on Wednesday nights at the Downtown Square located at 1 SE Broadway Street in Ocala.
The first concert in the music series will be held tonight, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it will feature Honey Hounds. Known for their heavy-hitting yet soulful renditions of the blues, the band’s catalog also includes funk, rock, and pop influences.
On Wednesday, February 7, The Lee Boys will continue the music series. They are considered one of America’s finest African American sacred steel ensembles. “Sacred steel” is described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat, and the genre is infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, and more.
Additional artists and dates will be announced soon, according to the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department.
All concerts in the Sunset Songs Series will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Square. There is no cost to attend, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.
For more information, visit the City of Ocala’s Sunset Song Series webpage.