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Dexter's Friday Night Summer Concert Series Opens Third Season

The Dexter Community Orchestra will open the series this week at Monument Park.

The annual summer Friday Night Concert Series starts its third season with a performance by the Dexter Community Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Dexter’s .

Each Friday, the series will feature bands and artists representing many different genres of music, from classic rock and orchestra to Beatles tributes, alternative country and blues. Each of the bands is sponsored through the generosity of Dexter businesses.

Gemini, a popular music duo that performs for children and families, is the featured act July 1. This will be the band’s third year performing in the concert series. Sandor "San" Slomovitz said the twin-brother duo welcomes audience participation.

“We invite our audience to sing, clap and dance along with us,” Slomovitz said.  “We even bring people up on stage to play some of the instruments with us."

Two big changes are coming to the concert series. The first change is the addition of two public portable toilets in the park.

“The lack of public restrooms has become an issue (during events held in Monument Park)," said Abby Erickson, executive director of the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

Erickson said the Village Council is debating whether to keep the portables in the park all summer.

Another welcomed change to the series is the addition of food and beverages available for purchase.  and  will sell hand-dipped and novelty ice cream treats as well as premade pita sandwiches and an array of beverages.

The concert series season runs from Friday through Aug. 26.  For information and alternate rain locations, visit the chamber's website.

2011 Summer Concert Schedule

Band Date Sponsor Dexter Community Orchestra June 17 Palmer Insurance Backbeats (Beatles tribute) June 24 DTE Energy Gemini July 1 Generations Together All Directions July 8 Dairy Queen Most Wanted July 15 Body Wisdom Men in Black July 22 Joe Schultz Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Nuke-a-Billies July 29 LaFontaine Chevrolet Salmagundi Aug. 5 Dexter Daze TBA Aug. 12 TBA Bull Halsey Aug. 19 Dexter Pharmacy Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies Aug. 26 Thompson-Shore
Deborah Sgroi June 15, 2011 at 12:02 PM
I know of a band to fill that Aug 12 slot. Please contact me. Dsgroi@aol.com. Thanks
Dexter Chamber June 15, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Summer Series will not host a concert the weekend of August 12 due to Dexter Daze and the entertainment that they have lined up for the event. For information on entertainment going on during Dexter Daze please visit dexterdaze.org!

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