Mack McKenzie will provide entertainment for the third of six free outdoor “Sounds of Summer” concerts presented by the Champaign County Arts Council. The performance will be 7-9 p.m. July 4 at Grimes Field in Urbana. The concert will be held rain or shine. Food will be available for purchase.
Originally based in Dayton, Mack McKenzie now calls Cleveland his home and base of operations for his brand of country music. He writes from the real life experience of the working class, and Alternative-Country and Roots Rock is the cornerstone of his music. A 101st Airborne combat veteran, Mack has seen the world, both good and bad, and it shines through his music. One full-length album, A Million Miles, and a follow on EP, Consciousness, have laid the foundation of his catalogue, with a second full-length album on its way.
The concert will be part of a full day of Urbana activities that include the Champaign Cruisers’ 22nd annual Firecracker Car, Truck and Bike Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Skelley Lumber, 1300 N. Main St. The Urbana Rotary Club will start selling its annual chicken barbecue dinner at 3:30 p.m. at Grimes Field where Rotary-sponsored fireworks are scheduled at dusk.
Info from the Champaign County Arts Council.