The SWB Summerfestival Concert season at Park Restaurant Rheinaue kicks off this weekend with a double anniversary. 25 Years of its Sommerfestival season and 30 years since the first Jazz im Biergarten. Hats off to Walter Schnabel for organizing two mammoth festival seasons at short notice – Whilst it does seem like he has a check-list of mainly cover-bands who pretty much write the itinerary each year, they still have to fit together. sad to see a piece of the ‘jigsaw’ missing with the absence of Sunny Skies – hopefully a tribute for the late Rope Schmitz will be organized soon with concerts starting to fall into place, although restrictions on attendance will probably mean waiting a little longer for that show given Rope’s popularity.
The Jazz season runs from 4 July to 26 September, and the Summerfestival from 5 July to 27 September, and there is a lot to choose from. Some recommendations from 3songs: Heart & Soul (Blues Brothers Tribute) 6 July (pictured), Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones cover), 22 July, AG and the Motel Kings (RnR; Jump Jive, RnB) 12 August, Le Clou (Swamp Groove) 19 August, Texas Heat (Johnny Cash tribute) 23 August.