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MANCELONA CHAMBER HOSTS SUMMER CONCERTS
Music starts July 14
The year has been a whirlwind of uncertainty and change, but area Chambers of Commerce have been networking and sharing resources in an effort to continue plans for summer events scheduled in their communities.
Mancelona Chamber of Commerce announced they will go forth with their annual Summer Celebration music in the park series, beginning with The Miracles, on Tuesday, July 14. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. downtown Mancelona on Maple Street, between State Street (M-88) and U.S. 131.
The second concert is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 28, featuring Trending: Classic, and wrapping up the 2020 line-up is Kenny Thompson, on Tuesday, August 11.
All concerts will start at 7:00 p.m. downtown. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be relocated under the Farmers Market pavilion next to the Buck Pole. In the event of severe weather, the concert will be rescheduled or cancelled. Details will be available on mancelonachamber.org.
In consideration of social distancing, people attending the concert are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask. A designated “masks required” area will be located on the street for anyone who prefers to be in a “mask only” area.
Please bring lawn chairs or blankets, and maintain a distance between groups. Guests may also use the sidewalks across from the park on U.S. 131, or, along State Street near the former PNC Bank building. There is no charge to attend.
Portions of the concerts will be broadcast live on Mancelona Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.
Restaurants will be open during the concerts. Arrive early, and have a bite to eat!
## All concerts begin 7:00 p.m. downtown Mancelona in Triangle Park. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines; there will be a designated area where masks *are* required. Other areas, masks are suggested, but not required.
Questions? Call Mancelona Chamber, 231-587-5500
Tuesday, July 14 - The Miracles
Tuesday, July 28 - Trending: Classic
Tuesday, August 11 - Kenny Thompson
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Organizers say even if social distancing restrictions are lifted, there is not enough time to plan and prepare the grounds for the event.
Please stay tuned for additional updates.
Along with numerous other fairs, festivals and events across the country, Mancelona has cancelled the 2020 Bass Festival due to social distancing and gathering restrictions set by local governments. The Bass Festival committee, however, is hoping to plan some kind of a family event late summer or early fall, if restrictions are lifted. If they are able to do so, announcements by the Bass Festival commitee will be made. At this time, nothing is set.
Follow Mancelona Bass Festival's Facebook page, or mancelonabassfest.com on the Web for more information.