West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

July 25, 2012

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank announces the inaugural year of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes, a set of free summer community concerts being held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Pavilion.

“The Bank is excited about this opportunity to expand their traditional community involvement and to reinforce their reputation as the leading bank supporter of economic and cultural development in the Ludington community,” Donna Yager, vice president and marketing officer, said. “In addition to providing an opportunity for families to enjoy great music and a fun night out in the park, the bank hopes that the concert series will contribute positively to the efforts of the area chambers of commerce, visitors bureaus and local merchants to attract visitors to the area and to enhance their visit.”

“We’re really hoping the event will appeal to a broad range of people and will open the door to the creation of an annual cultural event for the West Shore communities,” said Ray Biggs, president and CEO. “We are committed to the west shore area and are thrilled to be expanding our involvement. The City of Ludington has been very helpful and supportive of our efforts. Dr. Rick Plummer and Ted Malt from West Shore Community College have also been providing support with music expertise and production needs. ”

Each concert will feature a different artist in different musical genres. On July 28, concert-goers will be treated to the classic swinging style of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best big band dance bands. The following Saturday will be a Blues Night, with performances from two Midwest acts. Sharrie Williams & The Wiseguys, nicknamed “The Princess of Rockin’ Gospel Blues”, is originally from Saginaw but has gained international recognition thanks to her soulful voice and charismatic stage presence. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, from Milwaukee, are considered one of the finest traditional sounding, electric blues bands in the Midwest. The Reverend is a five time winner of the Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues band and three time winner of their People’s Choice Award.

Both West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concerts are free to the community. Visit any West Shore Bank branch for more information.


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