CHARLOTTE – The 2018 Summer Concerts on the Square free music series will wrap-up on Thursday, August 16 with the now-traditional pairing of the EZY Street Band and the Charlotte Lions Club’s Taste of Charlotte. The concert is generously sponsored by Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.
The Taste of Charlotte event begins at 5:30 p.m., and the EZY Street Band will play from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. Taste of Charlotte tickets are $1 each and most food items cost one or two tickets. Food will be served until the vendors run out.
The EZY Street Band is a local favorite, described as a 50s & 60s Sock Hop band that fills in with a few classic country and rock tunes. Over the past few years they have performed at the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival, at Potterville’s Gizzard Fest, downtown Charlotte and numerous festivals, parties and gatherings in and out of the area.
The Ezy Street Band has been together for more than 10 years and consists of musicians with well over 150 years of combined experience.
Marcia Fittro, the group’s female vocalist, has performed not only with The Ezy Street Band, but has also been a member of the MSU Women’s Chorale, folk rock group Deseret and bluegrass group New Friends Folk.
Percussionist Aaron Hawks works at Lansing’s Music Manor, managing the drum shop, and has been an active musician performing with such groups as Showdown, Jennifer Lewis, Billy Calhoun and Frisco.
George Podany is the bass player for the group and does lead and backup vocals as well. He was a member of Blind Ambition, Jack Clarkson Band and Frisco.
Rick Hughes, the band’s sax player has quite a background. Not only does he play sax with several local groups, he is also DJ Ricky, one of the area’s most requested DJ’s, performing regularly at Hawk Hollow’s Friday Night Dances, but also travels to Greenville and to Indiana several times a year for dances, plus numerous Wedding Receptions and Private Parties as well.
Last but not least is guitarist and vocalist Don Mulvany. Don has been performing since 1966 with such groups as The San Francisco Trolley Company, The Hughes Brothers Band, Dealer’s Choice and co-founded Frisco with Rick Hughes.
The organizers of Summer Concerts on the Square wish to offer their sincere thanks to this year’s sponsors, without whom there would be no concert series. This year’s sponsors are Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte Shoe Repair, Eric Rogers LLC, Captain’s Cabinetry, The Yarn Garden, Courthouse Square Association, Peace Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church and Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.