Wednesday, 21 March 2012 by Matthew Girard
After the positive response from area citizens to the numerous live musical performances at The Gin complex on Nolan Creek last year, The Gin has begun an official "Family Concert Series."
The series, which kicked off last weekend, will feature live acts every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from now until October.
The Gin Marketing Director Natalie Buckey said owner Robert Dominguez wanted to expand the live music at the complex.
"This year we are promoting it heavily and promoting it as a community family concert series," Buckey said. "Before it was live music every now and then."
The Thursday performances will feature acoustic musicians, and the Friday and Saturday performances will feature full bands.
"We are not completely booked, but on Thursdays the performances are going to be on the top level and it will consist of acoustic sets, but not full bands," Buckey said. "Fridays and Saturdays will be full bands on the pavilion and it will range from country to blues to cover music. We are trying to keep a variety so everybody can come and enjoy all types of music."
Each night of the series will be from 7-10 p.m. and is open to the public. This weekend's lineup includes, Chris A. Martinez (Thursday), The Backroads Band (Friday) and Jewel & The Chrome Wheels (Saturday).
Buckey said The Gin wanted to be more consistent with the musical acts this year.
"We're proud that last year we had a good response and everybody kept asking when the next concert was going to be," Buckey said.
For more information about The Gin's Family Concert Series or news about upcoming shows, visit www.thegin.net.