I have great memories of so many summer nights standing next to the bandstand at Carnation Plaza Gardens, listening to some of the greats of American musical history. I invite any other such memories into this thread.
I saw...The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Duke Ellington (himself and later his Orchestra)
Count Basie (my favorite)
and others I am sure that I will later remember...
of course, usually accompanied by the incomparable Fantasia ice cream cone!