Decatur's Summer Concert Series for 2022 kicks off Thursday, the first of 14 music events to run weekly through August.
The Decades band starts it off with a three-hour show, 6-9 p.m. on the Madison St. Plaza. There is no charge to attend. As in past years, food vendors will be available and adult beverages will be supplied by 2 Pour Guys.
This year's series – the fifth on the plaza – features two appearances each by a couple of popular bands, Hubie Ashcraft and the Sweetwater All-Stars. Also in this year's lineup are three tribute bands, performing the music of the Eagles, AC/DC and The Doors.
All shows will be on Thursdays and on the plaza with the exception of a special event on the Fourth of July, a Monday, when the Ashcraft band will perform at Riverside Center as part of the city's annual fireworks celebration.
The Sweetwater band will be on tap the second Thursday of the series, 6-9 p.m. on June 9.
Following is the complete schedule:
6-2, The band called Decades, 6 - 9 pm
6-9, Sweetwater All Star Band, 6 - 9 pm
6-16, The Classic Rock Experience, 7 - 9 pm
6-23, Doug Henthorn, 7 - 9 pm
6-30, Ryan Mundy Band, 6 - 9 pm
7-4, Hubie Ashcraft, 6 - 9 pm
7-7, Hairbangers Ball, 7 - 9 pm
7-14, The Ultimate Doors, 7 -9 pm
7-21, Hubie Ashcraft, 6 - 9 pm
7-28, The Eagles Project, 7 - 9 pm
8-4, Thunderstruck (AC/DC), 7 - 9 pm
8-11, The Bulldogs, 7 - 9 pm
8-18, Sweetwater All Star Band, 6 - 9 pm
8-25, Derek Jones, 7 - 9 pm