2014 Summer Concert Series

The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce Tenth Annual Summer Concert Series will bring music to our area again this year every Tuesday in June and July, beginning June 3 in Benld City Park. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are 90 minutes straight through. Beginning at 6 p.m. the park is open and the concession stand is open to serve hot dogs, “big smokies”, Italian beef, soda and water, and strawberry shortcake sundaes.

The concerts, which bring crowds to the covered pavilion on the South side of the Benld City Park and the large expanse of lawn, are free to the public. Patrons regularly bring their own lawn chairs and enjoy the concerts rain or shine because we are under the pavilion. Parking is free and dancing is often enjoyed.

The Summer Concert Series is a pleasure provided by members of the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce. The sponsors are: 1st BancFinancial - Greg Craine Agent; the City of Benld; Country Financial of Gillespie - Tina Olroyd Agent; Drew Ford; Daley Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick; FNB -Benld Banking Center; Goodman Agency of Benld; John Hicks Maytag Home Appliance Center; Macoupin County Journal Publications; Madison Communications; Magic Wand Car Wash of Benld; Michelle’s Pharmacy of Gillespie; Quality Flooring of Gillespie; Papa JoDanni’s Catering; Jodanni’s Amore’ Restaurant; Reid’s Service - Heating and Cooling; Roma’s Pizza of Gillespie; State Farm of Benld/Gillespie - Jessica Ely Agent; Sullivan Drugs, Inc.; UCB - Gillespie; WSMI AM/FM WAOX Radio.

Anyone having questions or seeking more information on the Summer Concert Series may contact Co-chair Mickey Robinson at 217-710-5218. Information on the concerts and other Chamber activities can also be seen on our Facebook.