IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) – Lunchtime got a little more lively in downtown Iron Mountain on Thursday as community members danced and enjoyed local food.
Band Safe Sax was the first musical performance in the “Out to Lunch” series hosted by Downtown Iron Mountain.
Concert attendee Chase Jungles says having a space during the day to congregate helps bring people downtown.
“If we keep doing this, I think it’s going to get a lot of people and it’s going to be a big hit this summer,” Jungles said.
Iron Mountain’s downtown events coordinator, Kenzie Williamsen, says she’s happy to see the series return.
“Our summers are so short, so we really have to appreciate whenever we have good weather. I’m really happy that we can bring that to the community,” Williamsen said.
Although the event took place last summer, musician Michael Prusinsky says it’s nice to see the health issues easing so more people can be together.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been around people and it hurts the psyche a bit. I think it’s good for the soul that everyone is connected and has that connection again,” Prusinsky said. .
Williamsen says ‘Out to Lunch’ series helps local businesses
“We have a lot of small businesses and our downtown is growing with new businesses,” Williamsen said. “We would like to make sure that people in the area know that these businesses are here and that they are open to them, so when we bring people to come to the events, we hope that they will also stop by the shops.
Jungles says events like this are what make Iron Mountain so special
“I feel like it really makes our city stand out,” Jungles said.
The series continues every Thursday during lunchtime until August 11. If you plan to attend, arrive early so you can find a parking spot and bring chairs to sit on.
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