141 North Acoustic to perform Thursday
IRON MOUNTAIN — Another new group to the program this year, 141 North Acoustic, will play for the penultimate Out to Lunch concert of the summer Thursday in downtown Iron Mountain.
OTL programs take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 13 at the Magee Johnson park, on the corner of Hughitt and Iron Mountain streets, across from the main Dickinson County Library.
Crispigna’s, Jean Kay’s Pasties and Dulce Nulla Gourmet Desserts will continue to provide food for the OTL program. Crispigna’s is offering a pre-order service and a pay-by-phone option for concert goers, with a designated “pick up only” spot for such orders. For more information, call 906-774-0266.
Some seating is provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. To remain compliant with all state COVID-19 regulations, the OTL program is unable to provide umbrellas to the public as in the past, so attendees should bring their own along with beverages to stay as hydrated as possible.
Audience members also are asked to respect social distancing guidelines, such as using the indicated areas at each food vendor’s table for forming lines and keeping the proper distance when choosing a seat. Social distancing protocols must be adhered to for the OTL program to remain compliant with state regulations and continue to offer the event.
The free OTL concerts are provided by Friends of the Downtown Development Authority and its presenting sponsor for the 2020 season, the Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area.
This week’s concert is sponsored by CWRK Collective and Eden Property Collection. The sponsors also have put together a gift basket that includes a $30 CWRK gift certificate, Orion beanie and hat, house plant and other goodies that can be won by entering on the OTL Facebook page. Winners will be drawn before the concert Thursday.
The usual raffle contest cannot take place this year due to COVID-19 regulations, but the DDA and OTL program work with concert sponsors each week to provide the Facebook giveaway.
The OTL program is funded entirely through sponsors and donations. Buckets will be available at the event for those wishing to donate. Such donations help the OTL program cover expenses and keep the event free to the public.
“It’s been really great to see the community truly come out and support us this year, at a time when we really need it most,” an OTL committee member said. “It’s a hard time for everyone right now, but we’re glad we can bring a little light into an otherwise dark time.”
Due to current COVID-19 regulations, the Braumart Theatre can’t be used as in the past, so concerts will be canceled if inclement weather threatens. Information on cancellations will be posted to the OTL Facebook page, and also will be announced on the radio.
For more information, go online to www.downtownironmountain.com/out-to-lunch, or the Out to Lunch Facebook page at facebook.com/ironmountainouttolunch. To volunteer or donate to Out to Lunch, call the DDA’s Amber Pipp at 906-774-8534.141 North Acoustic to perform Thursday