Vocalist Joe Bourne will be performing “Great Gentlemen of Swing, Blues and Pop” at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library. Photo courtesy of the library.

The Coronado Public Library concludes its Summer Festival, made possible by funding from the Hotel del Coronado, with vocalist Joe Bourne performing “Great Gentlemen of Swing, Blues and Pop” at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 in the Winn Room.

Born in Cambridge, Mass., Bourne was inspired by many of the big names of jazz and popular music that toured the Boston area.

He has shared the stage with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick and several other jazz and popular music greats.

Award winner

Over the years he has received several prestigious awards including the Diamond of the Year award presented by The Bund Botschafter Ohne Grenzen and the Kunstler des Jahres (Artist of the Year award) in Germany, the Silver Orpheus in Bulgaria, and the Jimmy Kennedy award in Ireland.

This concert is free and doors will open 15 minutes prior to the start.

The concert concludes the three-month Summer Festival that offered free Friday concerts, art classes, plays, tea-tasting and fermentation workshops, and even a shadow puppetry performance.

Autumn concert series next

However, the music won’t stop just because the Summer Festival is concluding.

The library’s Autumn Concert Series is back by popular demand and will begin just one week after Joe Bourne, with guitarist Sergio D Tala on Friday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.

All concerts in the series will take place on Fridays at 1 p.m.

Check out the full library calendar at cplevents.org for more information about these events.

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