Thursdays in August at 7 PM
Visit the library FIVE Thursday evenings in August for an outdoor concert on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your family and friends to enjoy some great FREE entertainment. Popcorn will be served by the Friends of the Library and bottled water will be available for $1. This popular series is in its seventh year and has an outstanding lineup once again – seven years of awesome local bands with no repeats!
Gratitude Steel Band
Thursday, August 1
Enjoy a relaxing evening with the soothing tunes of the islands presented by the Russell family. International performers, Gratitude Steel Drum Band, bring good vibes, maintain respect for Afro Cuban innovative rhythms, and relieve stress through music. Gratitude Steel Drums perform Calypso, Reggae, Hawaiian, Gospelypso, Jazz, African, Salsa, Latin, and popular American dance tunes.
Thursday, August 8
If you enjoyed the Main Street Dueling Pianos at Lyrics on the Lawn last summer, come back for Joe Laureano’s full cover band, “Great Scott.” Great Scott performs the greatest songs from the 1950’s to the new hits of today. Joe will come with a five piece band. This evening is guaranteed to have you laughing, tapping your toes, and dancing along!
Celeste Allison Band
Thursday, August 15
The Celeste Allison trio is a collective group that features all genres of music. With Adam Main on guitar, Anders Dahlberg on bass and Celeste Allison on guitar and vocals, the trio is influenced mainly by jazz and hints of rock and blues that will leave you wanting more!
Thursday, August 22
Guitar playing, ukulele strumming, whistling Michigan songstress performing with a myriad of players and genres, Megan has been dubbed “The First Lady of Kalamazoo.” Megan brings a mix of
Torch, Swing, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Roots, and Blues to the stage. Megan Dooley’s performances are a real treat you won’t want to miss!
Thursday, August 29
Celtic-based, globally-infused, world-beat music, AnDro is an ensemble of eclectic instrumentalists who speak from the heart with uncommon synergy. You’ll hear traditional Irish melodies, medieval French songs, Breton dance tunes, Scandinavian refrains, Appalachian influences, Arabic rhythms, and African grooves all performed with joy and freshness.