Intermittent light rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of a good size audience that turned out at Hagerstown's City Park for the opening night of the summer Music by the Lake concert series on Saturday, July 17.
"We've played through rain before, but never had a crowd stick around," said a member of the Old School Freight Train Band. "We are thankful for those of you who are not afraid of a little kiss from God."
The Old School Freight Band, which melds the contrasting and complimentary elements of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, classical, Afro-Cuban, and rhythm and blues, was the first of several groups that will be performing at the band shell for the next four Saturday evenings.
Blankets or lawn chairs are encouraged for the familial atmosphere with toe-tapping, foot-stomping, music.
"This is a wonderful event for families, no matter your age or where you live," said Kevin Moriarty, interim director of the Washington County Arts Council.