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Thursday Night Live Courthouse Concert Series Continues with From Big Sur

Wednesday, June 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Hillier
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Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to downtown Mason at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 23, and enjoy the sounds of From Big Sur, a popular local band, scheduled for their third performance on the Ingham County Courthouse lawn.  This free concert is hosted by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Dart Container Corporation.

This is the third concert the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled in their twelfth season of “Thursday Night Live! Courthouse Concerts,” a summer series of free live musical entertainment presented by Independent Bank on select Thursday evenings.  The previous concerts on May 26 and June 9 had a great turnout, with over 200 attending each concert. 

The free outdoor concerts take place at 6:00 p.m. on the Ingham County Courthouse lawn in downtown Mason on June 23, July 7 and 21, August 11 and 25, and September 15, weather permitting. Organizers have also set aside a rain date of September 1.

The Mason Optimist Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and pop nearby, so families can enjoy a picnic dinner during the concerts.  Many concert-goers stop by restaurants and stores in Mason before and afterwards.  “The Chamber hosting Thursday Night Live! Courthouse Concerts again is a way to bring more fun and excitement to downtown Mason,” said Amy Hanson of Independent Bank, chair of the committee organizing the concerts.   

She is especially happy this year since all of the performers are returning for encore performances.  “We thank our sponsors and volunteers and want to let folks know that we can bring these concerts to our visitors and residents only through their generosity and the assistance of the City of Mason and Ingham County,” she added. 

On July 7, two weeks after this concert, local band Life Support will play, sponsored by Dart Bank.  The Sea Cruisers, sponsored by Darrell’s Market and Hardware, will entertain on July 21.  On Thursday, August 11, sponsored by Mason State Bank, the Backwoods Band will have the stage – back for their twelfth straight year.

For the August 25 concert on the Courthouse lawn, sponsored by the Dart Container Corporation, the series will feature the Twilight Memories Big Band.  The entertainment series concludes with the Mason High School Band on Thursday, September 15, led by Beth Bousfield, MHS Band Director.  The Mason High School Cheer Squad will join them in the program sponsored by CP Federal Credit Union.  All concerts are weather permitting.


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