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Summer Concerts in Great Falls

Concerts on the Green open Sunday at the Great Falls Village Centre.

The birds are chirping, flowers budding, final homework assignments are being turned in, and pools are being reopened in preparation for the 2007 summer season. Summer doesn’t officially begin for another four or five weeks, but Great Falls is ready to get a jump start. Music and quality time has been the theme of the Summer Concerts on the Green and this year is no different. As in years past, the Great Falls Village Center is hosting a summer concert series which exhibits musical talent of all genres. These range from greatest hits over the years to country and reggae. This year’s concert series begins May 27 and ends on July 8, 6-8 p.m. every Sunday evening.

Sponsors of the May 27 concert, Jan and Dan Laytham of Long and Foster Realtors have helped sponsor many Great Falls events including the July 4 fireworks at River Bend Park. "We like to be involved in the Great Falls community and give back. The Summer Concerts on the Green are a great addition to Great Falls entertainment. They’re always very well attended and always very good," said Dan Laytham. Laythams have made it a point to sponsor the first concert featuring the BeSharps Band. They consider the band one of their own, with Bill Pettus, who works as their listing and marketing coordinator, playing drums.

"Bill has been working for us for a long time, but has just moved to Great Falls and this is a great way for him to be welcomed into the community."

May 27 marks the beginning of the Summer Concerts on the Green at the Great Falls Village Center. The BeSharps Band who plays hits from the ‘50s to the ‘90s will open up the series. "I’ve watched the series for years and always wondered, ‘Hey maybe my band could play at the Summer Concerts on the Green,’" said Pettus. "We are a working wedding band who really tries to please the great spectrum of musical tastes that stretches from the ‘50s all the way up to the ‘90s. I’m expecting a fairly crowded Village Centre and can’t wait to perform."

This summer concert series will run Sundays 6-8 p.m. through July 8, with rain dates scheduled for July 15 and 22.