Music series

Bert Street Music Series Launches Second Season at MPCC Amphitheater | News

The outdoor amphitheater at Memorial Park Community Center comes to life this week with the first in a free six-concert series.

Beach night group

Featuring a mix of seasoned artists, the Bert Street Music Series will debut with the popular Beach Nite Band this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Carolina beach music along with soul, R&B, disco, blues, boogie and memorable oldies music will fill the air when this tight-knit and light-hearted group takes the stage. This group brings with them their extremely dance music and a show notoriously tinged with humor for an evening of entertainment.

The group, which has performed live performances for several decades, are based in the West Virginia / Southern West Virginia areas, and the members have performed with doo-wop group The Collegians for over 20 years.

If you are going to

Each of the concerts will be held Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at MPCC, 510 Bert St. The stage will face the multi-level amphitheater under the famous Doughboy Statue and Veterans Memorial Square. The seats are open to the surrounding grassy areas, so blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Concessions will be available on site.

The Bert Street Music series is presented by Johnson City Press, 101.5 WQUT Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock, Campbell’s Morrell Music, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The series program

August 12: Beach Nite Band

August 19: The Billy Crawford Band

August 26: My new favorites

September 2: Jesse Barry and the jam

September 9: Blaze the City

September 16: Hillbilly Bad

For more information, call 423-283-5827.