Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to downtown Mason on Thursday evening, August 24 and enjoy the sound of our community’s 18-piece Twilight Memories Big Band. This free concert is sponsored by Dart Container Corporation and hosted by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. This performance will be the seventh concert in this year’s Thursday Night Live! Courthouse Concert series line-up.
The Chamber is nearing the end of their fourteenth season of their summer series of live musical entertainment presented by Independent Bank on select Thursday evenings. These free outdoor concerts take place at 6:00 p.m. on the Ingham County Courthouse lawn in downtown Mason. All concerts are weather permitting, but if this concert is rained out, the Chamber will host a rain date concert on August 30 with a band to be announced.
Mason’s Optimist Club will be selling hot dogs, chips, water 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. During the concert, Mason Farmers Market will have a mini-market in front of Commercial Bank Mason.
“The Chamber is hosting Thursday Night Live! Courthouse Concerts again as a way to bring more fun and excitement to downtown Mason,” said Elisabeth Yeider of Independent Bank, chair of the committee organizing the concerts. She is especially happy this year since most 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.
The series concludes with a concert by the Mason High School Band on Thursday, September 13, 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. This last TNL concert in September will also mark the beginning of Mason’s 45th anniversary “Down Home Days” festival.
The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is also one of the sponsors of Mason’s ninth annual Sun Dried Music Fest, held August 24-26 in the downtown of Mason surrounding the Ingham County Courthouse. This free festival is hosted by Sun Dried Music Festival, Inc.
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