Safety Squad is a large ensemble from Columbus, OH that embraces the music and spirit of Snarky Puppy, a Grammy-winning group whose sound blends a mixture of funk, neo-soul, modern jazz, dixieland and everything in between. Formed by pianist Danny Bauer, the collective of both Capital University and Ohio State University students/alum is dedicated to this music and has a growing output of original material. Although only formed in April of 2015, Safety Squad already has upcoming engagements at Many Venues around Columbus. Safety Squad has played at the Columbus music festival, the Jazz and Ribs festival, and opened for Snarky Puppy and Consider the source. Plans for a second album in 2017, as well as a summer tour are currently in the works.
The event is child-friendly with an accompanying playground within the park. Musicologie, a Grandview Heights based music-lesson studio will provide exciting musical activities for children from 12-12:45pm. All performances are free to the public. Make sure to bring a blanket, an umbrella, and your appetite. . There is also a playground located next to the performance space. Food may be purchased from participating food trucks. A rain date of October 8th has been established in the event of inclement weather on any of the scheduled dates.
Cheers to the sponsors who are helping to make it all possible again this year: Harrison West Society, Wagenbrenner Development, Katalina’s, Covermymeds, Thompson Hine, Abitec, and Integrated Building Systems.