Third Thursday concert series lineup has been announced.
Wayne County Fiscal Court have announced the schedule for the 2016 Third Thursday concert series in downtown
Returning favorites like Rapid Transit and Travis Harris and the West Coast Turnarounds will join with new headliners Elvie Shane and the group 7eventh Time Down to round out the schedule.
The concert series embraces many different music genres, and appeals to many audiences. Each evening, there will be two musical acts scheduled to perform. The downtown area will close to through traffic to allow vendors to set up around the square area.
The first concert is set for Thursday, May 19, and will feature Rapid Transit. Johnny and David Lyons will open for Rapid Transit. “Rapid Transit has been a local favorite for years and is a great group to kick off our 2016 Summer series,” said Monticello Mayor Jeffrey Edwards. “The addition of Johnny and David Lyons opening for them will bring even more local flavor for Third Thursday in May.”
This marks the fifth season for Third Thursday in Monticello, and the series continues to grow. “Third Thursday has been well received by our community each year,” noted Edwards. “We have great acts lined up for this summer and look forward to another great year of entertainment and fellowship for our community in downtown Monticello.”
On June 16, Elvie Shane, who appeared on “American Idol” earlier this year, will take center stage. Clint Edwards will perform earlier in the evening.
On July 21, 7eventh Time Down, a Kentucky-based Christian rock band, will perform. Opening for them will be 2nd Life Band, which is a local group.
The concert series will conclude August 18, with a performance by Travis Harris and the West Coast Turnarounds. Opening for the group will be Yavany Pino.
On May 19, the music will begin at 6:30 p.m., with Rapid Transit slated to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Concerts will begin a little later in June and July, with opening performances slated for 7 p.m. and the headliners scheduled to take the stage at 8 -p.m. In August, after school is back in session, the concerts will shift back to the times set for May.
Downtown will close to through traffic at 6 p.m. each evening, which will allow vendors to set up. It will also allow participants in the classic car show and bike night events to arrive.
Edwards said that all food and craft vendors are welcome to participate in Third Thursday. Anyone who needs more information should call (606) 348-5719.
- By MELODIE PHELPS News Editor, Wayne County Outlook
- May 3, 2016