Cov­ing­ton pre­sent­ing mu­sic Sun­day af­ter­noon for July 4

The Covington News - - Local news - Staff Re­ports

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.

File photo/the Cov­ing­ton News

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