By Scott Sullivan
The summer tradition of free concerts in downtown Saugatuck returns Wednesday, June 20, with Nate Holley performing at the Wicks Park gazebo on Water Street from 7 to 9 p.m.
Music in the Park concerts, sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association, will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 30.
Hundreds of people gather in the park along the Kalamazoo River. Spectators bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and, if they wish, discount pizza from Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St.
The restaurant has a Wednesday special of a large two-topping pizza for $12, tax included. This is cash and pickup only. If there’s rain concerts move inside to nearby Coral Gables at 220 Water St.
Singer/guitarist Holley lives in Saugatuck and touring in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Florida, perform- ing original music and unique covers.
Gold Sponsors for his season-opening concert are Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and Landsharks. Saugatuck Brewing Co. is Silver Sponsor and ATA Midstate Title Bronze Sponsor.
Other Music in the Park performers will be:
- June 27: The Andrew Fisher Quartet, play R&B, Motown, funk and jazz. Dave Hulst-Coldwell Banker is Gold Sponsor, The Owl House Silver Sponsor.
- July 4: James Reeser Band playing classic blues. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services will be Gold Sponsor.
- July 11: Zion Lion, reggae favorites. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services will be Gold Sponsor, Del Sol Silver Sponsor.
- July 18: funkle Jesse, playing ‘80s, ‘90s and Top 40 pop rock. Mill Pond Realty will be Gold Sponsor, Saugatuck Brewing Co. Silver Sponsor.
- July 25: Cheap Dates, ‘80s pop rock, roots and reggae. Mill Pond Realty will be Gold sponsor, ATA Midstate Title Bronze Sponsor.
- Aug. 1: Tony Fields & Doug Decker, playing contemporary funk and soul. Mill Pond Realty will be Gold Sponsor, Del Sol Silver Sponsor.
- Aug. 8: Don Middlebrook, tropical rock. Mill Pond Realty will be Gold Sponsor, Del Sol Silver Sponsor.
- Aug. 15: Rock Shop, playing classic rock covers. Tammy Kerr – Century 21 Realty will be Gold Sponsor, The Oval House Bronze Sponsor.
- Aug. 22: Brenda Loomis performing country/classic rock. Mark Bekken – Auto Owners Insurance will be Platinum Sponsor.
- Aug. 29: The Schrock Brothers playing Americana roots, blues, folk and traditional rock. Century 21 Affiliated will be Gold Sponsor, ATA Midstate Title Bronze Sponsor.
For more information, email infor@SaugauckDouglas.com or call (269) 857-1626.