Dumas native Rodney Block, shown here with his trumpet Sweet Baby, says his mentors include Miles Davis and the late Lawanna Hunt-Walker. Suit by Tramaine Richardson.

Pay attention, cool cats. Jazz in the Park just released the dates and acts for its upcoming fall season in September.

Jazz in the Park is a free concert every Wednesday for a whole month with shows starting at 6 p.m. This family-friendly event is a local favorite, meaning no one seems to mind when it takes over the Riverfront Park downtown twice a year — in the spring and fall.

Listeners fill in the amphitheater seating at the History Pavilion or break out the picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and with cooler temps on the way, it's a pretty ideal situation to do so. 

At the park, you can purchase water, sodas, beer and wine with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Art Porter Music Education scholarship fund. But no coolers allowed, folks.

Here’s a look at the new Jazz in the Park lineup:

  • Sept. 4: ATM (Anything that Moves)
  • Sept. 11: On Call Band
  • Sept. 18: Tonya Leeks
  • Sept. 25: Rodney Block

Jazz in the Park happens rain or shine, with the West Pavilion serving as the alternate location in case of bad weather. Get additional information about River Market events here or call (501) 375-2552.