Sunset Stories

Summer Nights at Sunset Communities – Filled with Music

Posted by Gayle Young on Sep 27, 2017 10:32:38 AM

Each summer, Sunset Communities hosts a special Summer Concert Series for residents. These outdoor concerts are always a highlight for residents, many of whom plan their weekends to make sure they’re on campus for the event, inviting family and friends to attend with them.

Lois, a 3 year resident at Sunset Communities, has attended every event in the Summer Concert Series since she moved in! “Concert day is a special day,” she said. “Music is an expression, and I very much enjoy experiencing it live.”

Musical guests at this year’s Sunset Communities Concert Series are the crème de la crème of Toledo’s music scene.

Swingmania performs big band and swing classics like, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” and “Moonlight Serenade” plus Motown/rock classics like Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” the Four Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and CCR’s “Proud Mary.”

Swingmania was a favorite performance for Bob, a former trumpet player and 3 year resident at Sunset Communities. “I enjoy music very much,” he said. The musical events are one of his favorite things at Sunset Communities – the other is the staff.

“The entertainment and activities are good. The employed personnel are great and helpful,” he said.

Extra Stout, another frequent performer, is Toledo’s Irish band, and a favorite of Vern, a Sunset Communities resident of 5 years. Extra Stout treats residents to songs like, “Darby Town” and “Black Velvet Band,” and country songs like, “Wagon Wheel” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”

“I like the style of music,” said Vern. “Sunset Communities has great music, amazing people and employees!”

CakeWalkin’ Jass Band is Toledo’s oldest New Orleans-style jazz band and another favorite for residents. Their discography includes “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Bourbon Street Parade,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Oh, My Babe Blues.”

One resident, Alan, has attended four of the recent concerts. A musician himself, he plays the saxophone and clarinet, and particularly enjoys the Summer Concert Series because it combines two of his favorite activities- music and being outdoors!

The Summer Concert Series is just one series of events curated for residents of Sunset Communities to enjoy. For more information on independent living, please contact Fieldstone Villas at 419-386-2686 or The Woodlands at 419-724-1220. For more information on assisted living, please contact Sunset Village at 419-724-1220 or Sunset House at 419-536-4645.

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