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.
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.
June 3—Scrap Iron and Gold
June 10—Dixie Dudes and Dance Band
June 17—River Ramblers
June 24---The SteamRollers
July 1—B & B Strings
July 8---Fireproof Band
July 15—The Fundamentals
July 22--Scrap Iron and Gold
July 29--Steve Davis, Memories of Elvis
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.
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.