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Peoples Park Concert Series has penultimate performance



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Rock ‘n’ roll band High Street Jack performs Sept. 3 in Peoples Park. This was the penultimate performance in the 2019 Peoples Park Concert Series. Colin Kulpa Buy Photos

On the Tuesday following Labor Day, groovy rock ‘n’ roll band High Street Jack was the main act for the penultimate performance in the 2019 Peoples Park Concert Series.

Their performance started at 4:30 p.m. and offered up beats and songs that were rock-infused with steady folk undertones. 

Some highlights of the event included covers of “Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones, “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd and “Hotel California” by the Eagles. 

The band is made up of guitarist Jack Urrutia, bassist Jason Voyles, Ray Martindale on drums and keyboardist Bob Gonyea. All members assisted in singing as well. 

Audience members stopped underneath the shaded, tucked away vicinity to unwind, sing along and relish in an afternoon concert. The Welcome to Bloomington mural nearby invited good weather and people to the park.  

Prior to the penultimate song as the band’s allotted time was dwindling down, a woman in the crowd said, “Go ahead, you can play longer than you’re allowed,” causing the band and audience to chuckle.

As the band was getting ready for their final song, the same woman could be seen yelling from across the street inaudibly, due to the volume of the band. “Not sure what she’s saying, but I think it’s good” Urritia said.

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