STEVE ROGERS: Music series committee grateful for gazebo updates

TO THE EDITOR:

On behalf of the entire Manistee ShoreLine ShowCase Jazz committee, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Jeff Mikula, Gary Niesen and the entire Manistee DPW for improvements to the gazebo at first street beach.

ShoreLine ShowCase has presented free Tuesday night jazz concerts there for the past 11 summers because of the generosity of sponsors, both individuals as well as area businesses.

In the last few weeks, the DPW and local contractors helped install two electric outlet boxes in the gazebo on each side as well as soft, diffused overhead LED lighting. This will help our bands set up much easier and safer for their concerts, and as the days get shorter near the end of summer the overhead lighting will help a great deal too — no more flashlights for packing up at the end of the concerts.

Thanks again and our 12th season begins at 7 p.m. on June 17 with Benny Reeves and the Paul Carey Band. We hope many can come out and enjoy an evening of wonderful jazz at a wonderful location!

Steve Rogers

Co-chair, Manistee ShoreLine ShowCase Committee

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