Ready to rock in summer; Friday kickoff to feature 3 bands

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kaylee Butts has her face painted by Brandy Wilker during the Summer Kickoff last May on Main Street. -- Herald file photo

Kaylee Butts has her face painted by Brandy Wilker during the Summer Kickoff last May on Main Street. — Herald file photo

Vision 2020 is ringing in the summer with a rockin’ outdoor concert.

Helle

Helle

The community improvement initiative’s annual Summer Kickoff Concert will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday on Main Street between Second and Fourth Avenues with performances by Ventura Highway, Big Ben and the Brians, and the Austin High School Jazz ensemble.

“It’s nice to officially have a kickoff and invite people to come downtown, which is a great retail center for us, one of many,” Vision 2020 Director of Vision Creation Laura Helle said.

Music starts at 5:30 p.m. with the AHS ensemble opening. Big Ben and the Brians will play after, and Ventura Highway, a band which features ‘70s hits, should start at about 8 p.m.

The event also features family-friendly events as well as a beer garden.

The kickoff concert is free and open to the public.