June 28, 2017

Fridays in July to bring free concerts on Purdue's Union lawn

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Four free concerts with varied musical styles will be offered each Friday in July on the front lawn of Purdue Memorial Union.

The traditional summer gatherings at Purdue University, now on Fridays, feature area and traveling acts. In addition, listeners can buy picnic-style food items and ice cream, and now those 21 or over can purchase wine or local craft beer.

Here is the 2017 schedule of musical acts, each to perform 6:30-8 p.m.:

* July 7. Waltz for Venus (melodic rock).

* July 14. Traveling Broke & Out of Gas (grassroots folk/blues/rock/country).

* July 21. The Vallures ('60s rock and Motown).

* July 28. Michael Kelsey (Solo guitar in many genres).

The events are organized by Purdue Memorial Union and the Purdue Student Union Board.

Sales of food and drink items will be offered 5:30-7:30 p.m. Music will be presented 6:30-8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Weather updates, as well as general information, will be on the series' Facebook page.

The menu, plus a schedule summary, is listed on PSUB's event page. Main items are house smoked pulled pork or house smoked beef brisket for $6. Sides are corn for $2.50 or chips for $1.50. Drinks are water or soft drinks for $1.50, or a slushie for $2.50. A combo of a meat item, chips and a drink is $9.

Some tables and seats are provided, but many patrons bring blankets or their own chairs to enjoy the lawn, which is considerably shaded. 

Writer: Dan Howell, 765-494-2028, dhowell@purdue.edu 

Source: Angelica McLean, program advisor, Purdue Memorial Union, 765-494-8991, mclean5@purdue.edu

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