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Riverdale offers free, cheap summer concerts

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

The Riverdale concert series continues to draw crowds, despite both hot weather and rain showers, officials said.

"We experienced a few rain storms which were not in our plans," said Micah Hines, programs and events assistant, "but proved to ignite the concert-goers to enjoy themselves even more. Some of the attendees even declined the opportunity to come inside the Riverdale Center for cover to wait the rain out, just to keep a good seat for the show."

Popular artist Alex Lattimore was one of the first on the summer bill and praised officials for their efforts. "Thanks for having me at such a fantastic venue. You guys have done a wonderful job with it," he said. "I had an awesome time. I look forward to soon working with you again, if you'll have me."

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Favors Wynn-Dixon was even spotted greeting and thanking everyone for coming out to the kick-off concert.

The Afterwork Cool Down series of concerts is free and will be presented from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., on July 14, and 28; Aug. 11, and 25; and Sept. 8, and 22. There is a charge for the South City series. Tickets can be bought at the Riverdale Center for the Arts, Business and Leisure Services at 7210 Church St., or online at www.ticketalternative.com.

-- Kathy Jefcoats