This year’s series kicked off in June, and has continued to be a popular event. The Mayor’s Night Out series is certainly far from over as several more concerts are scheduled to take place.
According to Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings, the concert series has gone very well.
“(Mayor’s Night Out) is a very nice event. I enjoy it. Most people who have come out tell us ‘thanks’ for giving them something free to do on a Friday night,” Billings said.
He added that the concert series is geared toward families. According to Billings, several music styles are featured each week, including country, bluegrass, rock and gospel.
“If someone shows up and that night’s music isn’t really their thing, then they can come back the following week and hear something totally different,” he said.
Concerts, which are held at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park, take place from 8-10 p.m. each Friday. Tonight, the Blue Z Band will take the stage. Billings described the Blue Z Band as being “quite popular.” The band’s music features a mixed style of country, rock and blues. On Friday, July 23 the music of Johnny Cash and Elvis will invade the riverfront park as tribute artists Andrew Kern and Elmer Miller are set to perform. This month’s concerts will close out with a performance from the Gospel Bluegrass Gentlemen.
The concert series continues on Aug. 6 with the country and rock stylings of Bill Hawks and Joey Simms. Due to the Mason County Fair, there is no performance scheduled for Aug. 13. Mayor’s Night Out will return on Aug. 20 with the gospel group, New Prophets. The Blue Z Band will return to the riverfront park on Aug. 27 to close out this summer’s series.
All performances are free to the public. Billings encouraged residents who have not yet done so to attend the concert series.
“The riverfront park is the perfect place to have the concerts. (Mayor’s Night Out) is just a wonderful night in the river city,” he said.