Sweet Leda knows how to get the party started – moving and grooving with an undeniably contagious energy that nearly leaps off the stage, as front-woman Julie Cymek often does. Cymek’s deep, bluesy wail is familiar and fun, a bopping, rhythmic sneer that’s just as much Mary J. Blige as it is Janis Joplin. From smooth and sultry to jumpin and bumpin, Sweet Leda blends new-school funk and soul with old-school blues and rock into a stew so red hot, you can feel the flavor from the first lick. This band loves to jam and often features regular guest players and singers, including the incomparable Ron Holloway on tenor sax.
Concerts are located at the Museum Campus, 723 Second Street. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating. Admission is free but $10 donation is appreciated.
Beverages are available for purchase and food trucks on site. No outside food or drinks. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education programs.
Photo Credits: Sherrie von Sternberg, Reji B