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Finally First Friday Concert Series begins

By Toni Miles

About a hundred people were swaying to the tunes of cover songs as the Lisa Lee Albritton Band opened the first of a series of live bands and entertainment known fondly by locals as the Long Beach Live Finally First Friday Series. Those in the crowd were resting and relaxing, some lounging in lawn chairs they brought with them, others taking in the sounds of the evening from the seating at the Harper McCaughan Town Green venue, where this year’s kick-off concert was held.

The May concert was the first of six free concerts planned monthly through October.

Long Beach families are encouraged to come out and enjoy the live entertainment each month. Those with classic cars are invited to line the streets for a cruise in or enjoy a slow roll or stroll down Jeff Davis Avenue, where the venue is located, before and after each concert. At the May event, dozens of vintage vehicles, hot rods and their owners were lined up, ready to give all the details on their classic beauties.

All concerts start at 7 p.m. and are free.

Local businesses will be open late and offering specials and deals during the night out.

The schedule for the rest of the year includes:

July 8: Kelsey Moran

August 5: Da Real Band

September 9: Barstool Cowboy

October 7: Starz

For more information, call the City of Long Beach at 228-863-1556.

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