‘Rat Pack’ Tribute Is Theme of Picnic With the Pops

Get ready to swing, swoon and sway under the stars with music made famous by the Rat Pack and Frank Sinatra.

A musical tradition for more than 30 years, Picnic With the Pops returns with the Lexington Philharmonic for a high-spirited evening.

Music begins at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18. at the Meadow at Keene Barn.

Patrons are encouraged to come early with food and beverages, and participate in the annual table decorating contest themed “Live from Las Vegas.” Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Special guest artist Matt Dusk, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and jazz-pop artist, will join the Lexington Philharmonic.

Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, with three critically acclaimed studio albums including Gold Records for the debut album “Two Shots” and the album “Good News.” Dusk has had three No. 1 radio hits in Canada, Japan and France.

Music Director and Conductor Scott Terrell of the Philharmonic believes this summer will be the best Pops performance to date.

“The orchestra is sounding better than ever as we move beyond our 50th season, and paired with the high-energy and talented guest artist, Matt Dusk, this event is sure to be a highlight of the summer,” he said.

Tickets for the general public are on sale now. Orders are filled according to date received, so the Lexington Center is encouraging early ordering to ensure the best seating location.

Ticket info: 233-3535 or visit www.lexpops.com or facebook.com/lexingtonpwp.