LOOGOOTEE — After success the last two years, West Boggs Park is inviting the public back again for more music, food and drinks to enjoy all summer long with the Summer Concert Series.

“We try to do themes for each month,” said Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jameson Hibbs. “June was our blues month.”

On July 13, the park will be hosting a luau party, and three bands will perform, including Sean and Kim, On the One and Eighty-Sixed. The music is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

“They are all different genres,” said Hibbs of the bands performing at the luau. “We like to have a wide variety.”

The bands perform on a “portable stage made out of an old RV trailer” that is moved around the park, said Hibbs.

There will be food at each event, and Bradley’s Bar and Grill provides drinks. According to Hibbs, alcohol is permitted at the concerts. Each concert is also open to all ages.

“It’s just $6 per vehicle to enter,” said Hibbs. “So whether you come alone or bring a big group, one car is $6. And we don’t take tax money, so we pay for these bands using the profits from the gate fees and with the help of a few local sponsors.”

August will be the Sweet Summer Sounds party with Steve Hickman and Split Rail performing on August 24. On September 21, The Hammer and the Hatchet, The Stampede Stringband and Caleb Daugherty will bring bluegrass music to the park. Two more bands will perform in October at the Zombie Fun Run.

“West Boggs Park thrives to cater to local communities and visiting tourists by providing diverse leisure activities,” Hibbs said. “We just really hope it doesn’t rain because we can’t reschedule the bands.”

More information about the Summer Concert Series and other happenings at Boggs this summer can be found on their Facebook page.

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