“Fridays at the Fort” Concert Series In Full Swing

Writer / Neal G. Moore

Ripping a page directly from Fishers’ entertainment playbook, Lawrence is presenting a series of free, public concerts this summer. Fridays at the Fort is intended to bring together friends and families for a night of live music and family-oriented entertainment. The series is funded by a grant from the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority, and carries the blessing of the mayor’s office. Commercial sponsors include MillerCoors and Ft. Ben Pub.

Fridays at the Fort activities unfold at Lawrence Village Plaza at the intersection of Otis Avenue and Wheeler Road (9230 Memorial Park Drive). Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with several food trucks on site, and a beer tent open from 4-8 p.m. Attendees may bring chairs, blankets, and their pets (on a leash), and coolers. While food may be brought in, concertgoers are encouraged to patronize the food trucks.

Three Fridays at the Fort remain: August 8 and 22, and September 5. Upcoming concerts include live music from Cynthia Layne featuring Rob Dixon on saxophone; The Groove Factor; Laney Wilson Trio; 12oz Therapy; and Ntyme. When the bands take their breaks, DJ gNO is kickin’ it. Dancing is encouraged. Photographic evidence of said dancing is entirely optional and may well be incriminating. Choose wisely.

Additional information is available at cityoflawrence.org

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