This year's downtown summer concert series begins today with blues performer Duffy Kane, officials said Wednesday.
The series at Hager's Row behind the Tres School for the Arts will feature 10 concerts, one each Thursday, through Sept. 11. Concerts will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., said Downtown Coordinator Karen Giffin.
Performers will include blues artists 2 Blue Ensemble and the Rhythm Kings, rock bands Big House and Never Satisfied, as well as the classical Appalachian Wind Quintet, Giffin said.
An open mike night is schedule for Aug. 7.
"The point of doing this is to get people excited about being downtown," said Andy Singer, chairman of the Downtown Assessment District.