The Third Thursdays summer series of adult concerts will begin tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cheraw Community Center with music by the Legacy Motown Review.
These concerts will allow those 21 and over to bring their lounge chairs, and coolers with alcoholic beverages, to a relaxed atmosphere of music and dancing. Glass containers are not permitted.
Members of the Cheraw Town Council voted 4-2 last year to allow alcohol consumption at these town-sponsored events. In previous years, summer concerts with similar music were performed outdoors at the gazebo of Centennial Park free of charge. They were not well-attended.
Jay Bennett addressed the council about the poor attendance and noted that other small towns, such as Bennettsville, have had great success with the adult concerts.
“This popular summer entertainment series was created last summer as a means to promote Cheraw as a vibrant place to live, work and visit,” said David Sides, director of Cheraw Community Development and Tourism.
“It offers both locals and visitors a fun, relaxing evening.”
All Third Thursdays events will be held from 7 to 9 p.m at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St., at a cost of $5 per person.
Future performers include The Magnificents on June 19; the Band of Oz on July 17; and the Embers with Craig Woolard on Aug. 21.