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Sound of music to fill the air in Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale

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Scottdale schedule

July 11: Scottdale Community Band

July 18: Abilene

July 25: Del Sols

Aug. 1: Wally Ginger Orchestra

Aug. 8: Sugar Mountain

Aug. 15: Sammy Brooks

Mt. Pleasant schedule

Sunday concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight: Music by Steel City Quartet

Sponsored by Leo's Grille 31

Buffet free to veterans and $8 to guests from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

July 3: Party in the Park

Music by Switch starting at 7 p.m.

Games and food vendors will be on site with fireworks to take place at dark

July 13: Music by Traveling Road Show

Sponsored by Village Restaurant

Event to include family fun and games.

July 27: Music by The Valentino's

Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Township Lion's Club

Fire truck rides will be offered and the first Movie in the Park also held at Gazebo Park will follow at 9 p.m.

Aug. 10: Music by Glass City Swing Band

Sponsored by the Assunta Club

Event will also feature car show

Aug. 24: Music by Mike Christopher

Sponsored by Grille 31

Event to include motorcycle show

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“I think that our Music in the Park concert series is something that people start to really look forward to now,” Mt. Pleasant borough manager Jeff Landy said. “It's a nice way to spend time in the evening during the summer.”

The Mt. Pleasant music series will kick off tonight with a special salute to veterans.

A buffet lunch prepared by event sponsor Leo & Sons Grille 31 will be offered free of charge to area veterans.

“This is something that gets bigger and bigger every year,” owner Leo Wisniewski said of the buffet and the veteran salute concert. “I plan to continue to do it. It's just a small way really, to show our appreciation.”

All of the Mt. Pleasant concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the exception of the July 3 “Party in the Park” Independence Day celebration, when the band will begin at 7 p.m.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass Festival from Sept. 26-28 will again feature its “Mt. Pleasant's Got Talent” competition. Forms will be available at tonight's concert for anyone who is interested in performing during the July 3 Party in the Park event.

A winner will be selected on July 3, who will secure a spot in the fall finals on Sept. 28, bypassing the preliminary contests Sept. 26-27.

“It's something new we are trying this year,” Landy said.

In addition to music, there will be food available at all the concerts that will vary from week to week. Concerts will feature added attractions and activities.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Concerts at the gazebo area adjacent to Veteran's Park off Diamond Street are free to attend.

The concerts in Scottdale will begin July 11 with a return of the talented Scottdale Community Band.

“They are a favorite around here,” Scottdale Borough manager Angelo Pallone said of the band that has been a community staple for many years. “People come out to see them.”

Pallone said that the one big change this year is the day of the concerts.

“We decided to try something different this year,” Pallone said. “We are going to have all of our concerts on Friday nights. There isn't anyone else in the area that does them on Fridays, so we thought that we would try it to see if the people liked it better.”

Pallone said that the lineup this year is diverse, and many local bands and groups will grace the gazebo at Gazebo Park, where all the concerts will be held.

“I think we have a really nice lineup of bands this year,” Pallone said.

In addition to music, there may be vendors at the concerts.

Concerts will begin at 7 p.m..

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.

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