Adrian City Band to try downtown Pavilion as a performance venue

pavilionThe Adrian City Band is trying something new.

Instead of its usual home in the Trestle Park bandshell, the all-volunteer band will perform at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion downtown for the rest of the season.

The band performed at the Pavilion last week, intending it to be only a temporary change due to Trestle Park being flooded. But city administrator Shane Horn said he and band director Jim Rice received a lot of positive feedback from both band members and concert attendees, most of them saying that parking was easier downtown and acoustics at the Pavilion were better.

Horn added that last week’s relocated concert also had very good attendance.

“We also feel that this will also provide more opportunities for folks to explore our downtown and take advantage of extended Thursday hours from retailers,” he said. “We will try it for the rest of this season and gauge the feedback from attendees and musicians.”

The Adrian City Band, which is 178 years old, performs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.