3rd Thursday concert series begins in Atlantic


June 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

This Thursday evening (June 21st) marks the beginning of 2012’s “Third Thursday” Summer Concert Series, in Atlantic. Entertainment will be provided by “Dirt Road Acoustic Rehab,”  in the Atlantic City Park, from 5:30- to 8:30-p.m. Dirt Road Acoustic Rehab, a local country, rock, and blues band, frequently performs in venues around Stuart, Boone, Adel, and Panora. The group will play free of charge.

Every third Thursday in June, July, and August will feature music, arts, and produce in the park for the series, organized by the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Audience members will need to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to best enjoy the experience. Ready-to-eat meals will be available through local vendors. 

The Chamber says it is actively accepting applications from food producers and artisans who would like to set up shop during the events, an addition to the program for 2012. A partnership with the Cass County Food Policy Council, the sidekick effort is called Produce in the Park and will appeal to increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers, foodies, and sustainability enthusiasts.

On the roster for July is Travelin’ Light Band, a popular area rock ‘n’ roll group. August will feature a mix of local talents, headlined by hip hop artist Jesse Swanson (DJ Chaos), with a list of openers to be announced in July.More information on the concert series can be obtained through the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-243-3017.