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Outdoor concert to raise awareness

Grab your lawn chairs and pack the kids up for an afternoon of outdoor entertainment at the Chesapeake Boat Ramp in Chesapeake.

Symmes Creek Restoration Committee is hosting an outdoor family-friendly concert Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to raise public awareness of the creek, committee and waterways in the area.

“As technology progresses for the betterment of mankind, the soil seems to deteriorate with chemicals and trash and we always clean up for recreational and aesthetic purposes,” Carson Hunt, the vice chairman of the restoration committee, said.

Admission is free and Boy Scout Troop 115 from South Point will sell hot dogs, chips, sodas, cornbread and beans, he said.

“The money will go to the boy scouts and (there will be) donation buckets for performers to help fray expenses,” Hunt said.

The concert will kickoff with a performance from a bluegrass and Celtic band, Kelly’s Bridge, followed by The Singing Kernels Men’s.

Karaoke will be from 2-3 p.m.

The Eric Smith band will perform soft rock and ballads from 3-4 p.m..

Terry Duncan, a guitarist, will perform from 4-5 p.m. and during intermissions.

Cowboy poet Paul Brown will follow.

“You have to hear him to know and understand what he is,” Hunt said.

All of the performers are from the tri-state area, he said.

A rain date has not been set for the concert.

Anyone who has questions should send an email to ccae@zoominternet.net.