Clown Band Shell announces concert series

May 6, 2013

Band Shell concert picture

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Clown Band Shell Tuesday night concert series is being extended this year. The season will begin a few weeks early and continue until the Tuesday before Harvest Festival. Traditionally the season began the first week of June and ended the last week of August.

The band shell will also host free Friday night movie nights later in the summer.

The Tuesday concert series will feature a variety of entertainment for all ages and will be held in conjunction with the Scottville Farmers’ Market. The market, located in the west parking lot, will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. while the concerts begin at 7 p.m.

“This year’s season has a mix of some traditional band shell acts and some new faces,” said Rob Alway, co-chair. The band shell committee is really trying to make an effort to bring families into Scottville and we think this year’s line-up will accomplish that goal.”

The Mason County Central High School Jazz Band will kick off the series on May 21. The series will conclude on Sept. 10 with Joe Clark and the Fosters.

The band shell will also host free Friday movie nights this summer. The dates are not yet confirmed, Alway said, but they will most likely be towards the end of July and the beginning of August.

“We know the Movies in the Park in Ludington have been very successful and we wanted to provide a similar venue here in Scottville,” co-chair Heather Landis said.

Just like the Tuesday night concerts, the Friday night movies will feature the Scottville Optimist popcorn wagon.

The band shell committee is still seeking donations for this year’s season. Donations help offset maintenance of the shell, pay for promotion of concerts, reimburse the musicians’ expenses and help pay for expenses of the movies. Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to Scottville Clown Band, 405 N. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454.

Updates on activities can be found at

The Scottville Clown Band Shell committee consists of representatives from the Scottville Clown Band, Scottville Optimist Club and the Scottville community. Members include: Chairs: Rob Alway, Clown Band treasurer; Heather Landis, Main Street manager; Frank Sagan, Clown Band member; Nancy Sanford, Optimist member; Karen Larsen, Optimist member; Jamie Healy, community; Jeremy VerStrat, community and Tom Thomas, community.


Tuesday night concert schedule (all concerts start at 7 p.m.):


May 21, Mason County Central High School Jazz Band

May 28: Kevin Kimes and daughters

June 4: Bob Simms followed by Abe Krause

June 11: Amazing Invisible Orchestra with Mike Luusua

June 18: Mojo Hammer

June 25: Chad Rushing including Zach Hubbard and Chantal McDaniel

July 2: Scottville Clown Band Patriotic Concert

July 9: All Tuned Up with Tyler Reed

July 16: Tangle Eye

July 23: Awesome Distraction

July 30: Grove 101

Aug. 6: Kevin Knudson

Aug. 13: Cats and Jammers

Aug. 20: Scottville Clown Band concert

Aug. 27: MCC Jazz Band

Sept. 3: Phishtank Coffeetable

Sept. 10: Joe Clark and the Fosters




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