Cambridge City and Centerville parks are hosting free concerts in the coming days.
Cambridge City Main Street drew about 500 people to its Motown Sounds of Touch concert in July and aims to build on that momentum with an Indianapolis-based cover band on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Stella Luna & the Satellites performs today’s current hits, crowd favorites and timeless classics from many different styles of music, such as country and rock, and calls itself “Indy’s premier party band.”
The quintet’s extensive website song list includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Bee Gees, Maroon 5, the Beatles, INXS, Kenny Loggins, Pharrell Williams, KC & the Sunshine Band, Adele, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
Band members say they offer high-energy live shows and provide the variety and excitement that many people crave when they enter a live entertainment venue. Its instruments include acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele, mandolin, drums, djembe (an African drum) and other percussion.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. with opening act Unusual Suspects at Creitz Park. The stage is behind Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department, which will offer food along with two food trucks at 127 W. Maple St.
Sponsorships from Reid Health, Miller Wood Specialties, SugarCreek and Dot Foods make admission and parking free for Cambridge City’s three-concert series.
Then, Centerville Christian Church leads into the town’s Archway Days festival with a concert by My Brother’s Keeper.
The quartet describes itself as a “progressive bluegrass band” drawing inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass and other genres.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Maplewood Park just north of downtown U.S. 40, with a rain location of Centerville Senior High School, 507 Willow Grove Road.
The Cincinnati-based ensemble won gospel/spiritual band of the year at the 2023 Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Award, and Titus Luckhaupt was named String Musician of the Year. It also was nominated for best original song.
They also have been nominated as the Josie Awards’ Bluegrass Band of the Year for two straight years, and Luckhaupt was nominated in 2022 for best male bluegrass vocalist.
A version of this article appeared in the August 16 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.