Daydreamers to perform at final Out to Lunch concert

IRON MOUNTAIN — The popular and repeat duo Flagship Romance performed at the most recent Out to Lunch Program on what could arguably be called the nicest Thursday of the season.

Flagship Romance debuted several songs from their newest CD, as well as some of their classic pieces, for an audience of just more than 400.

The Daydreamers, who performed earlier on in the year at the Music in the Park program, will perform at the ninth and final concert for Out to Lunch on Thursday.

The new group consists of band members Jacki Bowers, Niclas Johnson, Dave Seigner, Gary Parkkonen and Bryn Jungwirth. The group performs genres that include blues, rap, jazz, and pop. They offer what they term favorite hits with a twist.

The group released their first original music video in March 2015, and perform an array of original material influenced by the smooth sounds of jazz, quick bits of hip hop, groovy reggae and fast-tapping blues.

After the release of their music video, the Daydreamers have performed more than 1,000 shows, including concert series, festivals, recital halls and, now, the Out to Lunch program.

Their performance earlier on this summer at the Music in the Park program was a hit, with their one-of-a-kind sound and energy.

As always, Out to Lunch will have food vendors on site for those in attendance. Crispigna’s Italian Market, Fred I.M., and new addition Organic Grounds bring fresh lunches each week, ranging from hot dogs, turkey sandwiches, porchetta, gluten-free chicken wraps, drinks and more.

Their continued support of the Out to Lunch program has helped organizers maintain the quality.

While audience members can bring their own lunches, the food vendors at each concert provide quality food from the area that highlight what the downtown has to offer and audience members frequently support these small businesses through the purchase of a lunch during the program.

The raffle winners of last week’s concert took home a $25 gift card to Sol Blu Lounge & Taproom, two movie tickets from Thomas Theatre Group, a $10 gift certificate from Antonio’s, one shovel donated by Boss Snowplow, a coffee-themed gift basket donated by weekly sponsor First National Bank & Trust, and one free classified ad in the Advertiser.

The grand half-pot prize winner walked home with $220.

For the final concert, audience members once again will have the opportunity to participate in the raffle and win prizes of their own, as well as the grand half-pot prize.

Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5, and can be purchased at the DDA tent at the back of the parking lot during performances or when event volunteers walk through the crowd selling them. The DDA tent also has T-shirts for sale, whose profits help to benefit the downtown.

Thanks to weekly sponsors as well as the season sponsor, Jim’s Music, concerts have been free to the public for 17 years and will continue to be. This week’s concert is sponsored by Russell Game & Associates.

Norton, Chartier and Company will perform at the final concert for the Music in the Park series in Norway.

The OTL program runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. each Thursday, and the MITP program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or if interested in volunteering time with the Out to Lunch program, call Amber Pipp at 906-774-8534 or Isaac Micheau, secretary, at 906-774-8530.

For more information, either go to the Out to Lunch Facebook page or the website at www.DowntownIronMountain.com/Out-To-Lunch.

Those who would like to help with Norway’s Music in the Park can call Carol Sundstrom at 906-221-3702.

Concerts that are moved to the Braumart due to rain also will be announced on the Out to Lunch Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IronMountainOutToLunch/. The page also provides updates and other announcements pertaining to the program.

Music in the Park also makes such announcements via their Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/Norway-Music-In-The-Park-387702588291206 for more information.

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