ELIZABETHTOWN — If you enjoy beach music and the sounds of Motown, then head on out the Summer Sounds Concert on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. The evening will feature the band High Tower.
Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard said, “We are closing out summer and saying good-bye to our White Lake visitors.”
Admission to the concert is free and Maynard encourages folks to bring their lawn chair and enjoy the evening. She warned that folks will not be able to park in the Farmer’s Market parking lot, as that will be used for concert-goers and the band. Instead, folks are encouraged to park in the lot adjacent to the Farmer’s Market, the bank parking lots, parking spots in the downtown area and the parking lot behind Melvin’s.
Maynard said the Chamber is trying something new with this concert.
“Chamber has purchased a special use permit from the town of Elizabethtown to sell beer,” said Maynard.
She said the proceeds from the sale of beer will be divided between the Bladen County Hospital Foundation and the Chamber.
“If it is successful, we will probably do a series next year,” said Maynard.
She said that Inman’s Meat Market & Deli will be open and selling food on site.
“The Historical Society members will be dressed in period costumes and advertising and promoting the Battle of Elizabethtown and selling boiled peanuts and drinks,” said Maynard.
Maynard said there is also an opportunity for vendors and businesses to set up booths. Thus far, Campbell Oil will have a booth and will be holding promotional giveaways during the event, said Maynard.
Maynard also said that, in addition to the Summer Sounds Concert, the Chamber is also partnering with the Bladen County Historical Society this month for the Battle of Elizabethtown re-enactment. The Chamber is assisting with the crafts vendors, which will be housed at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market, and there will also be a bluegrass concert at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Aug. 16. The battle re-enactment will take place in the Tory Hole Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.