Mike Hall has been taking pictures and video of the Music Monday concerts in Ludington Park this summer. Above is a video he put together of the season so far.
In the video, he talks with John Beck, who played guitar with the Phil Lynch Quartet.
MIKE HALL: We are here with the Bonifas for Music Mondays with John Beck. He’s a staple in this area for music and we just want to ask, what do you think about Music Mondays and what does it mean to the community?
JOHN BECK: Music Mondays are a pretty cool thing that we’ve got going on. I remember the first years they started it and there’d be like 25 people in the park. Just like most cool things in Escanaba, it takes a few years to get established but now I think people are really open to it and show up. We’ve had good attendence so far this year. It’s another cool offering in the park that for many years was under used.
MIKE HALL: That’s the truth. And, I think it helps foster the youth of today and music and getting them involved.
JOHN BECK: Sure. You see more and more kids now. That’s a thing to come down to. The city band on Wednesday night but now we’ve got this and people come to expect it which is really cool.
MIKE HALL: Thank you John and have a great performance tonight.
JOHN BECK: Thank you.
The final concert is Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Karas Bandshell in Escanaba’s Ludington Park.
The concerts are sponsored in part by the City of Escanaba, Sayklly’s Confectionery & Gifts, Patrick Lindow of Edward Jones Investments, EMP, Marie Theoret, Ray and Peg Hirvonen Foundation, and William and Diane Bennett. The Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Central U.P. Planning & Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD) also support this program.