A summer breeze blew through the Main Street Live summer concert series Friday night without any wind at all.
“There’s no breeze tonight, but we’re going to cool things off with a breeze,” said country music singer Brady Seals as an introduction to “Summer Breeze” by Seals & Croft, a No. 1 hit in 1972.
Seals also performed a few of his original hits with “Country as a Boy Can Be,” “Whole Lotta Hurt,” “We’re Making Up,” and “Been There, Drunk That.”
Main Street Live, a production of Main Street McMinnville, has enjoyed a strong run for the 2021 season. The outdoor venue has had its share of cancelations due to rain, or the threat of, during past seasons.
Only one performance thus far has been canceled: Forever Abbey Road. The Beatles tribute band was slated to kick off the season June 11.
Rodney Boyd, Main Street McMinnville board member, had a teaser for those anxiously waiting to hear if the British invasion might land in McMinnville this year.
“Yes, we are going to be able to offer the Beatles tribute,” said Boyd. “That will be at Park Theater.”
Admission will be free, says Boyd. However, that’s where the details end.
“No, we don’t know when,” said Boyd. “We’ve still got to make those arrangements with Park Theater but we will be offering Forever Abbey Road.”
It has also been a good collection year for the nonperishable food drive by the Vietnam Veterans of America Royce Davenport Chapter. VVA president Mark E. Livengood said they received 89 items during the July 16 concert and this Friday night appeared to be “doing well.”
Taking the stage in the final installment of the series this Friday, July 30 will be John Salaway and the Stones River Saints. The theme is classic rock and Americana.