It is Tuesday as this goes to post (not print) and we have officially opened the floodgates of summer fun as today nearly all restrictions have been lifted.
In other words, Time to Celebrate!
We can foresee some fun this weekend and even a bit of a head start on Thursday.
Braunschweiger Blues Band: The Sequel
The Fremont Concert in the Park Series this week features the long awaited return of the venerated Braunschweiger Blues Band. Tanned, rested and ready to rock, the group has been in rehearsals shaking off the rust of a year’s worth of pandemic driven dormancy. .
Lead singer Doug Harmon said, "The band is excited and anxious to once again play for everyone that comes out to hear and enjoy the music."
Yes it’s been awhile since the B3 followers have had a chance to kick up their heels a bit to their ever widening variety of musical genres and intriguing interpretations when covering familiar tunes. So unless dancing isn’t allowed at the park you might see a few folks on their feet, feeling the beat of the music.
Joining Doug in the band is Wade Perkins, saxophone, Randy Seabolt, bass guitar, John Chandonet, drums, Todd Juengel, guitar and keyboard, Angela Burgess, vocals, Lola Harmon-Ramsey, vocals, and Rich Tanis, sound engineer.
Thursday 7pm. Vets Memorial Park. 4 days after the Summer Solstice so….
It’s time, people.
Oh, and show up hungry because the Rotary club of Fremont will be offering a dinner of sloppy joes, chips, cookie, and drink for $6.00 (what a deal!) beginning around 6:30pm. All proceeds from this dinner will go to local Rotary service projects.
The concert in the park series is free and hosted by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rumor has it the Newaygo Farmer’s Market has opened for biz on Fridays at Brooks Park from 2-6pm. What? Not sure of the locale? You can’t miss it. Just follow the detour signs toward the new route circling the park and look toward your left (if coming from the south) and there it is. Heading south would require a left turn at the light which could be a little dicier on a Friday afternoon, but should the market continue to build on the revival that occurred last year it is definitely worth the effort. Check out Happy Hog Farm’s booth for some righteous pork products (try the brats) and the Soapstress of Little Mitten Soaps (aka Abi Koster) has a seriously fine selection of items designed to help you maintain that healthy, glowing skin you keep getting compliments on.
And if you missed the Newaygo Market you can cruise over to Fremont’s Market Pavilion (block off Main St.) for Opening Day and check out the veggie vendors, fruit traffickers (it’s strawberry season!), and sellers of stuff. Saturday 8am-1pm.
If you want a small road trip the Muskegon Farmers Market is the absolute bomb and make sure you visit the FishMonger’s Wife, the Cheese Lady and Laughing Tree Bakery (see recent story) https://www.nearnorthnow.com/features-and-fun/laughing-tree-brick-oven-bakery
And for a great breakfast with epic bread choices for toast try Carmen’s beforehand. Look it up.
More Outside Tunes
Did your BBB experience in Fremont whet your appetite for outdoor music? Well.look no further than one of our favorite local decks complete with a vista overlooking Croton Pond and attached to the Driftwood Bar. The D-wood has been bringing in some bodacious music for many summers and this weekend you can hear the group Mustang on Saturday and the retro rock sound of Dawn’s Image on Sunday. The tunes generally start mid to late afternoon both days and play into early evening but give them a call for times.
And A Wrap
There it is. More fun to be found of course and if you’re at Newaygo Brewery after hitting the Friday market ask if Nick has replenished the Coconut Brown.
If he has, try it.
And remember fellow bipeninsularians…
We’ve got some long overdue revelry to make up for.
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