GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bernice Symes is one of about 1,500 people who shows up on any given Sunday to enjoy “Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park” or MUSEP. It’s a weekly concert series that travels throughout parks and green spaces in Greensboro that runs June through August.
“As part of the Parks and Recreation Department, our vision is to build better lives to build a better community and this really is one of those programs that allows us to do that,” said Jennifer Hance with the City of Greensboro.
And, thanks in part to a series of grants from The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, MUSEP is totally free for attendees. Since 2002, The Community Foundation has given more than $140,000 to the concert series.
“We do have a lot of costs associated with the series, so having those donors and sponsors are what allow us to keep it open and free for everyone,” said Hance.
Organizers of MUSEP aim to get everyone involved by traveling throughout the entire city and featuring a variety of styles of music.
“We have people from all different walks of life,” Hance said. “We have babies, little newborns… we have people up to their 80s and we try to include the whole population.”
To learn more about MUSEP, visit the city’s website: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=3004