Covington presenting music Sunday afternoon for July 4
They’re making music in Covington for the Fourth of July.
On Monday, the Newton County Community Band will perform a selection of patriotic tunes on the square downtown. The band, under the direction of T.K. Adams, will perform from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs.
Covington will hold its fireworks and other events for the holiday on Sunday, with festivities beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The music lineup includes the McKibben Music Band at 3:30 p.m.., the Eastside High School Chorale Group performing selections from the Broadway musical “Grease” at 4 p.m., Thomas Tillman at 4:30 p.m., BluMaxx at 5:30 p.m., Reflections of Elvis at 6:30 p.m., the Bodines at 7:30 p.m.. and the Covington All-star Band at 8:25 p.m.
The city will salute musician Kerry Livgren with a presentation of a plaque and key to the city. Livgren was a founding member of the group Kansas and wrote hits including “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward Son.”
Livgren lived several years in Newton County.
Main Street Covington and The Covington News will be distributing July 4 balloons, pinwheels and temporary tattoos. You can stop by the tent from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to have your picture taken with a special backdrop for the Fourth of July. Your photo will be part of an online photo album at Covnews. com.
Saturday, traffic patterns will change downtown as the city prepares for the festivities. The square will be blocked off beginning at 7 p.m.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Usher Street and Stalling Street will be closed to prepare for the fireworks. Parking will be available at the Newton County parking deck on Elm Street, the city parking lot next to the Lofts on Church Street, and the city parking lot off Emory Street. Handicap parking is available beside the Newton County Administration building on Elm Street.