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Park Arts Playlist: Slow Sunday

Relax and enjoy your Sunday afternoon with some soft tunes and soothing beats. This playlist features a variety of music genres from our GDPI program partners and local musicians. This mellow playlist is perfect for the weekend when you want to take a moment to slow down and relax!

In 2020, our Programs Department was forced to cancel over 50 FREE concerts due to the public health crisis surrounding Covid-19, along with the cancellation of the other 400+ programs we had planned for the community this year. We are hopeful that in Spring 2021, Greensboro Downtown Parks will be able to return to in-person programming. In the meantime, we're bringing you this new blog series - Park Arts Playlists - a new playlist every week, featuring music from artists that either have performed at the downtown parks before or who would have performed this year.

If you're interested in helping us do more to support artists and creative engagement in our community, please consider becoming a donor and contributing to our $10K in 10 Weeks Campaign.

1. It Don't Have to Be by Anne Elise Hastings and Her Revolving Cast of Characters: Anne Elise Hastings and Her Revolving Cast of Characters are a New Orleans based folk rock band, whose music is inspired by the sounds of their Appalachian roots. Anne Elise leads the group with her powerful vocal range and lyrically driven music, accompanied by acoustic guitar, banjo and violin.

2. Suits and Ties (Thank You) by J Timber: J Timber is a pop, rock, and soul artist, originally from Queens, NY, but now residing in Greensboro. This song from J Timber's EP Self-Titled has a little jazzy feel and a fun energy that will make you want to sing along.

3. Goodby Hometown by Abigail Dowd: Abigail Dowd is a Greensboro-based singer/songwriter/guitarist, known for her soulful voice and storytelling lyrics.

4. From the Bottle to the Floor by Blue Cactus: Blue Cactus is a country duo based in Chapel Hill, NC. Led by Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez, Blue Cactus creates songs ranging from 'gritty honky-tonk to heartbreaking balladry.' Blue Cactus is known for their impressive vocal harmonies and dynamic twang which characterize the band's unique sound.

5. Rudy by Scott Marvill: Scott Marvill is a talented jazz bassist/guitarist, originally from Philadelphia. This song is titled with Marvill's home city, and has a soft jazz funk to accompany your work.

6. A Fine Thing by Andrea Templon: Andrea Templon is a professional Jazz and R&B singer based in North Carolina. A Fine Thing is a lyrical song by Andrea Templon, featuring a soothing piano melody.

7. I Belong To You by Gregory Amos: Gregory Amos is a talented songwriter, music producer, and saxophonist from North Carolina. This song is the perfect smooth jazz tune to sit back and enjoy while relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.

8. Dreams by Admiral Radio: Becca Smith and Coty Hoover were inspired to begin their musical duo, Admiral Radio, after finding a dusty wooden radio in the back of an antique shop.

9. Bayview by The Fat Catz: The Fat Catz are a four member band based in Burlington, NC. The Fat Catz are known for captivating their audience with danceable grooves and taking listeners on "a thrill ride of sound." Bayview showcases the band's iconic guitar work interlaced with melodic synthesizers to create an inspirational, ambient soundtrack.

10. Over the Rainbow with Wally West: Wally West is an award-winning and critically acclaimed musician from Greensboro NC. Wally West earned a Bachelor's degree in Saxophone Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 1983, and now demonstrates his passion for music through performances and teaching his craft. Listen to this relaxing rendition of a smooth jazz classic!

Happy listening! Don't forget to check back next Sunday for more songs by local artists and GDPI partners!

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