The volunteers that produce SummerSounds welcome you to the 23rd season of 13 evenings of great music; sometimes familiar and comforting, sometimes new and exciting. This free concert series is a gift that has made a positive impact on our region and won a national reputation for excellence! Skilled musicians from across the world are here to entertain you in the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of beautiful St. Clair Park in Greensburg’s growing cultural district. Join us on July 21 for The Sweet Lizzy Project!
Within a few years, the Cuban-born members of Sweet Lizzie Project grew from an unknown Nashville rock band to the show opener for their idols Heart and Joan Jett, playing for an arena crowd of 20,000 people. They were showcased on PBS, profiled on NPR and featured on the cover of the Miami Herald where the Cuban defectors were celebrated as cultural heroes.
Singer and songwriter Lisset Diaz, guitarist and songwriter Miguel Comas, keyboardist Wilfredo Gatell, bassist Alejandro Gonzalez and drummer Angel Luis Millet arrived in the U.S. shortly before the borders were closed. They traded a home where kids still hide in basements to listen to pirate radio stations for a land they saw as brimming with musical opportunity.
“We had dreams and sacrificed for this opportunity by saying goodbye to friends and family,” said Diaz. “I remember when we got to the U.S. it was such a shock. It’s, of course, so different here, but the move has let us connect with much wider influences here in Nashville and made us more accomplished musicians.”
Sweet Lizzie Project’s euphoric pop rock songs bear sharp musical hooks and are influenced by their upbringing in the repressive land across the water. At clubs and festival grounds, audiences find it hard not to move in time with Diaz’s explosive stage dynamics.