By Gracie Hart Brooks
Live music is coming back to Madison this summer.
For several years, the Town of Madison and Plow & Hearth sponsored Music on the Lawn, a once a month outdoor concert featuring a variety of artists and bands. The concerts were held on the Madison County Library’s lawn June through August. However, the series ended after its 16th season in 2017 due to a lack of organizational and volunteer support.
Now, Madison County Parks and Recreation is bring live summer music back to Madison. The group has scheduled three concerts this summer, one each in June, July and August, with the first to be held Friday. “The Worx” will play the first “Music in the Park” Friday at Hoover Ridge. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with music 6-9 p.m. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Catch the Chef and Burnt Ends BBQ will be on site as well as B-Radd and Honey’s Ice Cream and Coffee. There will also be an activity area for children with games and a bounce house. Tickets are $20. Children under the age of 12 are free. Blankets and chairs are permitted along with outside food. No outside drinks or pets will be permitted. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-in-the-park-the-worx-tickets-58766334689.
The second concert in the series will be held July 5 and will feature Austin Boggs. The event has been scheduled to coordinate with Picnic in the Park, the authority’s July 4 celebration. Picnic in the Park will be held 3-6 p.m. followed by Austin Boggs at 6 p.m. Picnic in the Park will feature water games, a bounce house, badminton, volleyball, corn hole, bocce and more including the Slip-N-Slide. Pack a picnic or purchase from Catch the Chef or Shiver Shack. There is no charge for Picnic in the Park. Entrance to the Austin Boggs concert is $5 at the gate with children under 12 free. No outside drinks, coolers or pets permitted.
Music in the Park will conclude Aug. 2 with Brian Grilli at 6 p.m. Enjoy beer and wine by Virginia Eagle and food by 106 Street Grill. There will be activities for children including a bounce house. Tickets are $5 at the gate and children under 12 are free. No outside drinks, coolers or pets permitted.
Similar to Music on the Lawn, the new concert series is sponsored in part by Plow and Hearth. For more information, visit www.hooverridge.com.