MOUNDRDIGE, Kansas — With weather forecasts saying temperatures will be flirting with the century mark during the Labor Day holiday weekend, people will be looking for ways to stay cool.
The Moundridge Arts Council has the solution, and it’s free.
On Saturday, Sept. 2, the non-profit MAC will host its annual Labor Day Free Concert featuring two musical acts — Garrett Willert and the Tom Page Band.
“The Moundridge Arts Council is incredibly excited to present these two impressive acts for this year’s free concert. It’s not every year we get to bring in two performers, which makes it even more thrilling. I know they are going to put on a great show,” MAC President Todd Vogts said.
The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Moundridge High School auditorium, located at 530 Cole Street in Moundridge. There is no cost to attend.
“We want to thank the Moundridge school district and Superintendent Cody Rierson for partnering with us so we could have an indoor space to enjoy live music,” Vogts said. “Also, we couldn’t present this concert without the support and generosity of the community. It’s their donations and memberships in the Moundridge Arts Council that allow us to offer this opportunity at no cost, and we think doing so is important because then people can attend without worrying about money. Everyone deserves the chance to enjoy the arts.”
Those in attendance will be treated to music from America’s heartland.
Willert, who is from Kingman, performs as a solo act. He sings 90s country music and songs he’s written while playing the guitar.
Page is from Wichita and part of two bands — the Haymakers, which he formed with his friend Dustin Arbuckle, and the Tom Page Trio. He is a singer and songwriter who performs folk music, which he refers to as “dust bowl rock ‘n roll.” Listeners will often hear either double bass and one or two mandolins or harmonica in his music.
“This will be a fun concert, and it’s a great way to beat the heat,” Vogts said. “Come on down to Moundridge High School to cool off with some foot-tapping tunes. You don’t want to miss it.”
The Moundridge Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist area residents of all ages in understanding and appreciating the arts, to provide public art for citizens to enjoy through performing arts, visual arts, and literature, and to offer opportunities for continued learning and involvement through workshops, lectures, programs, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities. To learn more, visit http://moundridgearts.org/, or find MAC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moundridgeartscouncil/.