The last summer concert at the Town Center drew a crowded crowd to the downtown park on Friday evening. Starship closed this year’s sessions and Vagabond Blue opened the entertainment.
Vagabond Blue played some popular rock songs and took to the stage with an energetic show that got the audience going through their entire performance from the first song to the finale.
Starship with original member Mickey Thomas took to the stage around 9pm playing favorites like “Sara,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Set the Night to Music,” and “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” before relaxing on their show with “We Built This City”.
The concert series was sponsored by the City of London Tourism and kicked off with their first musical set in June with local groups My Finest Hour and Sneaky Pete. The July concert featured Yesterday’s Wine and Superfecta, while the August concert featured local group West Wind Drive, while Dangerous Dan & The Funktown Horns rounded out the entertainment.
City Tourism Executive Director Chris Robinson said he was very pleased with the series of concerts, especially the large turnout for the Friday event.
“That’s the biggest crowd we’ve had this year,” said Robinson. “I think everything went well at all four concerts.”
Steve Berry, Chairman of the City Tourism Board, was also satisfied with the concert series.
“If you look back, people are crammed into the street,” said Berry. “That’s what we want – we want to bring good entertainment to the people in the area.”
Berry added that this year’s concert series has been quite successful and he hopes the momentum will continue into next summer.
“This was all sponsored by the City of London Tourism and coordinated by Doug Phelps who did a great job booking acts,” he added.