GRAFTON — Music in the Park is a free concert series presented by the Grafton Chamber of Commerce each summer on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
Matt Taul and Friends, an Americana band, kicks off the season at 7 p.m. June 4 at The Grove Memorial Park. The park is located at the corner of Main Street and Market (Illinois 3) in downtown Grafton.
“Thursday nights in Grafton are very special; the people, music and calming mood is what small town charm is all about,” said Carla Newton, organizer of the event.
Musicians perform under the gazebo while listeners take in the outdoor atmosphere and view of the Mississippi River. Picnic tables and benches are available but lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.
The second concert will be Matt Livasy performing classic rock songs on Thursday, June 11 and will continue every Thursday in June and July with the last performance Aug. 6 by Happenstance, known for its eclectic classic rock and pop performances.
All concerts start at 7 p.m. and last approximately two hours. There will be a 50/50 drawing during the concerts with proceeds to be donated to the Jersey Community High School band program.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a can or dry food donation for the Grafton Food Pantry. Rain or inclement weather may cancel this event.
These concerts are free to the public and are funded in part by the Grafton Chamber of Commerce, Jersey State Bank and other businesses. For more information, go to www.EnjoyGrafton.com.