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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Concert for the Cause

Concert For The Cause:
Featuring Soapbox Trubadores and Ryan Coon
Avenue A Park
Hutchinson, KS
© Lydia Lowe 2013

     Concert For The Cause in Avenue A Park got off to a rocky start on Saturday night.  It was the first concert of this new summer series.  The musical acts for Saturday, June 8, 2013 were Soapbox Trubadores and Ryan Coon.  The non-profit group was the Rotary Club.  A representative of Pools Plus was on hand to grill the hotdogs and hamburgers (provided by Walmart, along with hotdog and hamburger buns provided by Dillons), and there was plenty of water and pop (provided by Pepsi Cola) to go around.

     People began lining up around the block facing the park, early, as others drove by to check out the progress of the set up for the event.  Mel Hambleton arrived with their ice cream truck.  The sound engineer began checking the sound as Ryan Coon arrived and did his sound check.  Meanwhile, storm clouds began building in the east.  They were a lovely deep blue color but then the sound of distant thunder could be heard.  This did not bode well for an outdoor musical event.

     A light summer rain began to fall.  Just a sprinkling and concert promoter, James Lowe took Coon over to Inspired Deli for a quick meal before the show started.  Everyone from the sound engineer, the performers, the promoters and everyone else involved in the production were sure that the showers would be brief and over by show time.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and so about an hour past the start of the show, the show was called due to rain. 

     The Soapbox Trubadores and Ryan Coon will be rescheduled and will play at a later date during one of the upcoming Saturday shows.  

     Check out the website: for more information on the upcoming schedule.   

     The next show is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at Avenue A Park and will feature Black Wall Monument and The Space Between.  The featured non-profit will be Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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