Vintage Youth to open Summer Concert Series this Thursday

Vintage Youth will open the Summer Concert Series this Thursday, July 12.

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville’s own “Vintage Youth” will open the Summer Concert Series this Thursday, July 12.

“We’re always grateful for the community support,” said Grangeville Arts volunteer and board member Rachel Young. Last summer, hundreds of people came to the park each week to listen, dance, sing along, visit with friends and have picnics.

Vintage Youth features local musicians Ted Lindsley, Wendy Lindsley, Todd Marek, Kim Johnson, Sydney “B.J.” Walker and Curtis Farmer.

The Vintage Youth press information reads the band “is a classic rock band out of Grangeville comprised of business professionals and self-proclaimed ‘rock star wannabes’ reliving the good ole days when hair was big, guitars were loud, girls wore leopard skin tights…and so did the guys!

“What started a few years back in the living room as a one-time fund-raising gig has quickly grown into a group of seriously talented local musicians offering the classic rock everyone knows and loves from their misspent youths. The band can be found playing several gigs a year in and around North Central Idaho, and in the infamous ‘living room’ where it all began.”

Vintage Youth offers an eclectic mix of music that reflects the diverse tastes of the band members themselves. From Boston, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard to CCR, Journey, the B-52s and ZZ Top, there’s something sure to get everyone up on their feet and rocking.

Concerts are held each Thursday night, 6 p.m., in the Grangeville Pioneer (city) Park. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinner. Dogs are not allowed in the park. Donations will be taken to help with costs of the series. Grangeville Farmers’ Market vendors will be there selling a variety of items during the concert.

The second concert, July 19, will feature The Hankers from Oaksdale, Wash.; July 26 will showcase Muzzy Braun out of Stanley; and series will end with Dodgy Mountain Men from Missoula on Aug. 2.

The series is sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

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