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Tuesday double bill: Free, The Chase to perform at Ironton pavilion

Tonight’s Ironton Tuesday Night Summer concert will feature a double bill with Steve Free and The Chase.

The free concert kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Portsmouth’s Steve Free performing for an hour.

Free is a folk artist who has been nominated for a Grammy and has won nine ASCAP awards and has charted 30 times, nationally and internationally, on country, Americana and Billboard charts.

In 1996, he was named International Independent Recording Artist of the Year, in 2008 he won the Governor’s Award as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio and in 2009, he was honored by The Kentucky State Senate for his musical contributions to Appalachia. He is an Ohio Arts Council and Midwest Arts Council “Ohio Artist On Tour.”

At 7:30 p.m., The Chase featuring John Griffiths will make a rare appearance in the area to play its brand of 70s rock.

The Chase formed 26 years ago in Ashland, Kentucky. They have toured the U.S., playing with such acts as Billy Ray Cyrus, The Ventures, Styx and Eddie Money.

The concert will be held under the pavilion on the Second Street.

People are asked to bring a lawn chair.

The concerts are produced by Ironton aLive and Studimo Productions. This years sponsors are Glockner of Ironton, Phillips Funeral Home, Gold Street Muffler, Central Hardware, Citizens Deposit Bank, Holiday Inn of Ironton, Perry Distributing, J&J General Maintenance, Armory Smoke House, Portable Solutions Inc., and Scherer Mountain Insurance.