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Main Street Live gets off to rockin' start
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Lennox Smith and Demi Adcock enjoy the first installment of the Main Street Live summer concert series on a blanket eating Topz frozen yogurt. The cousins attend as many of the concerts as they can. - photo by Lisa Hobbs
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Faith Jackson has become a returning favorite to the Main Street Live stage. She kicked off the eight-week concert series Friday night. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

The Main Street Live summer concert series is back! One concert down, seven more to go.

Faith Jackson kicked off the series Friday night. 

“How are you doing, McMinnville,” yelled Jackson. “It’s been a year. Can’t believe it’s been a year. I’m glad to be back.” 

Her first set included Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels,” Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” Maren Morris’ “Rich,” and an original song called, “Real Good Feel Good.”

“I hope we have some rock and roll fans in here,” said Jackson. “It’s about to get loud!”

She performed “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses.

Main Street Live is presented by Main Street McMinnville. Its executive director, Teresa Prober, was delighted with the turnout, the weather, and the excitement in the air.

“We are delighted to offer Main Street Live for 2020,” said Prober. “Everyone is enjoying themselves and they’re doing great at social distancing. The weather is perfect tonight. I checked the weather for next Friday and it looks perfect too. So, thumbs up. So far, so good.”

This Friday, June 19 will offer a newcomer to the stage with a variety of tributes by Conor Lorre. Concerts are offered on the West Lawn of Security Federal Savings Bank on Main Street. 

Food vendors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m.

The other six weeks of the lineup include the following bands:

June 26 -- The Annie B. Band

July 3-- Joe Harvey Band

July 10 -- The Close

July 17 -- Bobby Cool and the Nashville Players

July 24 -- Forever Abbey Road

July 31 -- Entice