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Steel Blossoms kicks off concert season
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Steel Blossoms, an Americana band out of Nashville, took the stage Friday night for the Main Street Live summer concert series. Sara Zebley and Hayley Amour kicked off their first set with “Maybe All This time Is What I Need,” an original song. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

After a rain delay last week, the Main Street Live summer concert series kicked off in grand fashion Friday night with Steel Blossoms. 

“McMinnville, how are you doing tonight?” asked Sara Zebley, as she and Hayley Amour took the stage. “We are so happy to be part of this. The weather is beautiful. It’s going to be a wonderful night. Let’s get the music going.”

Showcasing original music and eclectic covers, the band kicked off its set with “Maybe All This Time Is What I Need,” a reflective song about enjoying life. Also performed were songs from The Rolling Stones with “Down Home Girl” and one from Willie Nelson.

“After a year of not leaving our homes, I don’t think there’s a more appropriate song than this one,” said Zebley, as she launched into “On the Road Again” which brought applause from the crowd.  

Approximately 600 concert-goers filled the West Lawn of Security Federal.

“They’re good,” said attendee Eric Melson of the band. “I’m glad to see everyone out tonight. I was worried people would stay away and not want to participate for whatever reason. This is a good crowd and everyone is enjoying themselves. This is how a community should be.”

Main Street Live is a production of Main Street McMinnville and is held on the West Lawn of Security Federal. The eight-week concert series continues this Friday night with Denny Jiosa, a jazz guitarist. See Wednesday’s edition of the Southern Standard for more information on that concert.