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Mud Bums offers summer concerts
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The Mud Bums Summer Concert Series in more than a month into its schedule since getting cranked up May 1 during Back to the Strip.

Glen Templeton was a big name last weekend, a country star who has been featured on CMT, the Grand Ole Opry stage, and at the Ryman Auditorium.

The concert series continues next weekend with a longtime local favorite, the Jack Holland Band. Concerts are scheduled every Saturday night through Labor Day weekend. Start time is 8 p.m. There is no admission charge.

“We’re having a lot of fun with it,” said Mud Bums owner Brett Simmons. “We’re trying to add a little bit to the entertainment offerings here to give people a reason to stay in town.”

Concerts are held outdoors in the front parking lot of Mud Bums, located at Northgate Center. There are a number of picnic tables set up outside and visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chair. For convenience, a bar is set up outside.

“On most nights you have to get here early to get a table,” said Simmons. “Or you can pay $20 to reserve a table to guarantee you will have one.”

Simmons said the bands usually play till around 10 or 10:30 p.m. or “as long as people are tipping.”

Simmons noted the lineup is diverse with a wide range of music from classic rock to country and even some harder-edged bands that play cover tunes from AC/DC.

June 19

Jack Holland Band

June 26

Burning Ground

July 3

Ninth Sun

July 10

Kyle Elliott

July 17

Taysed and Confused

July 24

Cecil Shields

July 31

Joe Harvey Band

Aug. 7

TC Bryant Band

Aug. 14

Kyle Elliott

Aug. 21