Commerce Township is getting ready to host its second free “Concert in the Park” on Friday, July 22.
The Commerce Township Parks and Recreation Committee, which sponsors the concert series, was extremely pleased with the township’s first-ever community-sponsored concert held in June.
“We’re excited to host this second concert because our first was so successful and was so well received by more than 400 people who attended,” said Peter Pace, the event’s chairperson and a member of the township’s Parks and Recreation Committee.
This month’s concert will feature local soloist Hillary Clark with Connor Rendi as the opening act for the classic rock group Groove Therapy.
The music is set to start at 6:30 p.m. and children’s activities will start at 6 p.m.
“We’ve had excellent support from area establishments,” Pace said. “Home Depot sponsored a highly successful Kids’ Workshop last month where more than 100 children learned how to build bug boxes. They will host another similar workshop at this concert.”
Meanwhile, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Carvel Ice Cream, and Grand Hot Dogs will be returning to sell a variety of refreshments during the concert.
The concert will be held on the soccer fields at Dodge Park No. 5. Attendees can enter the park at the south entrance located on South Commerce Road between Commerce and Oakley Park roads.
“The concert is a great way for local residents to enjoy an evening of family fun, good music, and appreciate our parks,” Pace said.