Summer Music Fun on Friday Nights in Marshall Illinois
By Joel Sims | September 11th 2019
On warm summer nights, the town of Marshall Illinois offers one of the loveliest ways to spend a pleasant evening under the stars. Bring the whole family down to Court House Square and experience the last of our summer concerts from our terrific Marshall City Band under the direction of Blake Reynolds.
Band concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts are held each Friday evening with our last summer concert being presented on August 16 on the Clark County Courthouse lawn. One of our local business hosts refreshments at each week’s concert so be sure to stop by and get snacks and beverages to enjoy while listening to music. Ice cream socials are held each week in conjunction with many of the band concerts sponsored by area organizations throughout the summer. The Lions Club will be present in the antique popcorn wagon too! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a summer evening of music.
Marshall is a town that prides itself on community and the members of our Marshall City Band love to perform for our townsfolk and the many visitors that come to Marshall every year. We are truly the best of small-town living and love it when people come to enjoy our parks and attractions. There’s no such thing as a stranger in Marshall. When you visit here, you’re a friend!
Why not make an evening of it? Dine out before the concert.
Marshall has some great restaurants and cafes that offer a variety of fares. Friday nights are great date nights. Take your sweetie out for a meal before heading over to the town square for the entertainment. Bringing the whole family? Our restaurants are family-friendly and offer something for everyone.
For great American cuisine try The Crossroads Café. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offer large portions. They’re a favorite with a lot of the locals who call it, “A nice family-style restaurant with good food!!” Kids are welcome and you sure won’t leave hungry.
For something a little spicier, give Los Tres Caminos a try. They’re a great Mexican restaurant located conveniently at the intersection of Route 1 and I-70. The restaurant offers a wide array of authentic Mexican dishes and has a wonderful staff. The place is a real gem and an area favorite.
Want something different? Consider the Lincoln Trail Restaurant. The Lincoln Trail Restaurant offers campers, travelers, and locals alike a place to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful setting. Open April through October, the restaurant has a gorgeous lakeside view and is the perfect spot for stepping off the trail and relaxing with family and friends. Filled with hearty entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, their menu can satisfy any appetite. They offer a wonderful and healthy salad bar too. This family-owned business provides quality meals often sourcing local ingredients whenever possible using locally grown produce, or vegetables and herbs from their own garden. They also offer local wines and craft beers.
If you prefer to picnic before the concert, Marshall has many beautiful parks to choose from.
Jones Memorial Park features a wooden gazebo and picnic area. There’s plenty of parking too. Summer is the perfect time to take the family on a picnic to enjoy the outdoor life.
Harlow Memorial Park is a great place to take the kiddies to play on the swing sets, rock wall and slides in the playground while you relax and get ready to dine al fresco. Wear the kids out a little before the concert playing before you enjoy your picnic dinner.
Lion Land Park also has a playground for children and a gazebo that is the perfect setting for a picnic meal in the great outdoors. Thinking about visiting Marshall for a weekend getaway? Come relax and enjoy everything our town has to offer. We love visitors and we are happy to assist you in any way we can to make your visit a pleasant and happy one. Contact us for more information about visiting or living here in our lovely community. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more Details (217) 826-2034
Details on the concert:
Marshall City Band Concert
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Clark County Court House
Address: 501 Archer Ave., Marshall, Illinois 62441