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The Lookout | January 21, 2018

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Eastwood Towne Center offers free weekly concerts each Tuesday

Eastwood Towne Center offers free weekly concerts each Tuesday

Jaimie Bozack
A&E Editor

Finding fun activities on a Tuesday evening can be difficult for most students. Students can get lost in classes, caught up in work and stuck in the stress of a long week.

The Summer Music Series in the Eastwood Towne Center on Lansing’s north side can provide an escape for those looking to have some fun in the sun.

The series includes a live performance from a different local band every Tuesday through the month of August at 6 p.m. The bands are from many different genres, and perform between Bravo and Mitchell’s Fish Market.

Emily Desrochers, the general manager of Eastwood Towne Center, said The Summer Music Series started in 2003.

“We were looking into various community events to hold at the center and thought weekly outdoor concerts would be a perfect fit,” Desrochers said. “People love the music and the variety we have to offer each year.”

Desrochers said attendance has grown each year, and weather has not been a problem.

“We have many people who have been coming to the concerts for years and even a few who have been attending since the first year,” Desrochers said. “We also have many new attendees who have just discovered the concerts.”

The goal of the event is to provide people with a relaxing and fun-filled evening, Desrochers said.

“People can listen to bands they have heard of while also discovering some new ones,” she said. “At the same time they can enjoy the wonderful restaurants and shopping that Eastwood Towne Center has to offer.

“It is family friendly and a great way to enjoy live music while taking advantage of the fantastic Michigan summer weather,” Desrochers said. “It is rewarding being able to provide a venue where people are enjoying the music and dancing while in the company of their families and friends each week.”

Music Series attendee Sarah Salk said she loves coming out and hearing new music.

“I had a great time watching the bands,” Salk said. “I don’t get to see as many bands as I would like to anymore due to schedule conflicts and school, so coming to this makes me feel involved in a music scene again.”

LCC student Jason Lucas said this is his first year attending.

“I live five minutes away so it is nice to come out and get a coffee from Chapbook (Café) and then come over here and enjoy music,” Lucas said. “I feel like I am getting a full Eastwood experience.”

For more information and a schedule of upcoming performances go to http://www.shopeastwoodtownecenter.com/events.

 

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