Saturday in the Park: Two days of music starts today in City Park
IRON MOUNTAIN — While the name says Saturday in the Park, the music will begin tonight.
This year’s annual fundraising event for City Park improvements kicks off at 5 p.m. today in the park, when gates open and Tease featuring Gracie Fries begins playing. Also on the slate for the first night is Oz, taking the stage at 7 p.m.
Saturday will provide at least nine hours of music, starting at 1 p.m. with a band yet to be announced. The rest of the day’s lineup includes Local Brew at 3 p.m., 141 North at 5:30 p.m. and a reunited Bad Axe Rodeo at 9 p.m., featuring Andy Gibbons of Nashville.
Gibbons is a native of Aurora, Wis., who regularly sings on the stage at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville country music institution and well-known honky-tonk. Yet he “jumped on the chance when I called him last year to sing in his hometown area,” an organizer said.
Though music definitely is the focus, the event has more to offer for all ages. A variety of food concessions will be sold; carry-ins are not allowed, but beer, wine coolers, hard lemonade, pop and water will be available as well.
Bounce houses will be on the grounds from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Bracelets for unlimited use are $10.
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for ages 12 to 20; younger than 12 are admitted free.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or other seating.
For more information, go to the event’s Facebook page.