Arts and Entertainment

Free summer concerts, movies return to Marysville

MARYSVILLE — With summer well underway, the city of Marysville’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to take in free, family-oriented weekly entertainment through its summer concert series and “Popcorn in the Park” at Jennings Memorial Park.

Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew explained that the summer concert series, which kicks off this year with “Shameless Hussy” on July 11 at 7 p.m., was moved to Thursday nights out of consideration for people’s weekend plans.

“We noticed that a lot of folks leave town on Fridays, so we shifted the concerts to Thursdays, and that’s worked out really well,” said Ballew, who added that the “Popcorn in the Park” Saturday movie series would kick off with “Hotel Transylvania” on July 13 at 9 p.m. or dusk. “As always, the Kiwanis will be serving up free popcorn as well.”

Ballew touted the number of well-received acts from last year who are returning for this year’s summer concert series, but also welcomed the newcomers, including “Jenny and the Blue Moon Boys” in August, whose Ballew family ties he laughingly admitted might have made him slightly biased in their favor.

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