Awesome Distraction kicks off Scottville band shell series tonight; movie lineup announced.

May 26, 2015
Awesome Distraction

Awesome Distraction

SCOTTVILLE — The 2015 Tuesday night free concert series at the Scottville Clown Band Shell kicks off tonight with Awesome Distraction. The folk/bluegrass trio features Chloe Kimes, Kyle Garber and Nick Veine.

All Tuesday night shows begin at 7 p.m. In case of rain shows will be at South Main Tavern (except the Clown Band and MCC Jazz Band shows, which will be held at MCC High School).

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Bob Simms, who recently passed away. Simms was a frequent performer on the band shell stage.

While the shows are free, a donation is requested from the audience. Proceeds go towards the maintenance of the band shell. Collections taken during the first Clown Band concert will go towards the band’s newly created George F. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund. Collections taken during the second Clown Band concert will help raise funds for the Scottville Optimist Club.

The band shell is operated jointly by the Scottville Optimist Club and the Scottville Clown Band and includes a committee with representatives from each organization and from the community.

Other shows scheduled for this year include:

– June 2: Adam Knudsen and Friends (acoustic rock)

– June 9: Mike Luusua and the Amazing Invisible Orchestra (classic rock)

– June 16: The Elder Gang (classic country)

– June 23: LUDROCK All Stars (variety)

– June 30: Scottville Clown Band Patriotic Concert (proceeds collected go towards Clown Band Community Foundation Endowment Fund).

– July 7: Awesome Distraction (folk/bluegrass)

– July 14: Tangle Eye (outlaw country)

– July 21: Bud Summers of St. Louis, Missouri (blues singer/songwriter)

– July 28: Nick Pfent (contemporary singer/songwriter)

– Aug. 4: Mojo Hammer (blues/rock)

– Aug. 11: Scottville Clown Band (proceeds collected go towards Scottville Optimist Club)

– Aug. 18: Peace Love Music (acoustic miscellany)

– Aug. 25: Mason County Central High School Jazz Band

– Sept. 1: Fat Pocket (blues/rock).

This will also be the third year the band shell features Friday night movies. Three movies will be shown this summer. They include:

– July 31, “Big Hero 6”

– Aug. 7: “The Lego Movie”

– Aug. 14: “The Boxtrolls”

Movies begin at sunset.

Donations to the Clown Band Shell are tax deductible and may be sent to: Scottville Clown Band Shell, PO Box 278, Scottville, MI 49454.

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