By MICKEY ALVARADO
While wind and rain shortened Tecumseh’s Light Up the Night and Classic Car Show on Thursday evening it was the featured band, Bull Halsey, who blew the crowd away.
“We were pretty happy with the turnout,” said Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Director Shelley Lim. “We weren’t sure what to expect because we moved the concert downtown but there were about 110 to 115 people there when the band finished its first set.”
The Music in the Park Summer Series concert was relocated to the corner of Chicago Boulevard and Ottawa Streets at The Depot, just kitty-corner from United Bank and Trust where a majority of old and newer classic vehicles were on display. The Classic Car Show Series awarded the Guest Celebrity Choice Award to Ray Thompson’s powder blue 1958 Chevy Corvette. United Bank and Trust’s Michelle Brasseur was the guest judge.
Matt Lige was also rewarded during the evening, receiving a 2010 Ford Mustang GTV8 as a 40th birthday present from his beautiful wife and loving children. Matt’s family entered the car in the show and surprised him with the gift when they were walking around checking out the classic autos.
Also taking place during the evening was the Tecumseh Farmers Market.
The next Music in the Park concert is set for Thursday, Aug. 19, featuring the soulful rock and Blues of Laith Al-Saadi. The final concert of the summer series is on Thursday, Sept. 15, with the blues and American music of Fat Mouth Charlie and the Biscuit Rollers. Both events will be located in Adam’s Park next to Tecumseh City Hall.