Music in Plymouth Entertains Crowds
On July 2, hundreds of people listened to music and watched fireworks in one of the most festive events of the summer. Music in Plymouth is a free community event presented by the Plymouth Civic League and the City of Plymouth.
“It’s our premier event each year,” explained Mele Willis, from the Plymouth Civic League. “We are thrilled to have this many people.”
One sign that the event will be well attended happens early on July 2. Starting at 7 a.m., people race to set up blankets and stake out their spots. The city of Plymouth captured the “land grab” in an entertaining video posted on the city’s Twitter page.
Willis says this is the 47th year for Music in Plymouth and the groups involved couldn’t be happier about what the experience offers for the community. She estimates there are between 12 and 15 thousand people who attend.
“This is an event in and of itself and it’s fun to be able to have it around this time of year and of course the evening concludes with fireworks which we all associate with the 4th of July so that’s a good thing,” said Willis.
Fireworks might be the grand finale, but music is the centerpiece of the celebration. This year, Southside Aces and the Scottie Miller Band entertained the crowd before the Minnesota Orchestra performed their free concert.