Creole roots

Summer’s half over, and you’re itching to get out of town. If you’re looking for a place to go, but you don’t want to do a lot of driving to get there, Fallon is a good choice for a day trip. This weekend, the city will host a free concert in the park featuring Emeline Michel and her 11-piece band, Rasin Kreyol (Creole Roots). She is known as the Queen of Haitian Song to those in her homeland. Michel’s songs touch on the social and political issues of her country but also the beauty of the land and its culture. She has released eight albums to critical acclaim, particularly in the French-speaking world. While she sings in French and Haitian Creole, her mix of traditional Haitian musical forms and contemporary poly-rhythmic guitars translate into upbeat music in any language. Emeline Michel and Rasin Kreyol perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Oats Park, in front of the Oats Park Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon. Call (775) 423-1440.