Platte City Summer concert series starts Saturday

Michael Cripe
Special to the Citizen

The Platte City Summer Concert Series is back for 2019 with new talent and show dates.

As part of a yearly music series, the Summer Concert Series kicks off Saturday, June 8.

The series, which takes place at the Platte County Courthouse, is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of June, July and August, starting this Saturday. The event is free for all ages.

Matt Snook will perform Saturday night.

Matt Snook will perform Saturday night.

Country singer Matt Snook is set to perform June 8, while vintage western music group 3 Trails West is taking July 13. Classic rock group Run For Cover will round out the series Aug. 10.

Snook was featured on season eight of the hit television singing show, “The Voice,” and is sure to make the evening worthwhile. Snook commented on his time on the show back in 2015.

“I just feel really blessed about having my family support that journey,” he said in an interview for the show. “We only had us to depend on, and it worked out really well.”

President of the Platte City Friends of the Arts Susan Anderson says the non-profit group has been putting on the free event since 2009. To her, bringing locals together to promote art in the town has always been one of the biggest benefits.

“Our mission statement is ‘to enrich lives and build community through the arts,’” she said. “This is to provide free arts events in our local community.”

Anderson went on to describe what is considered successful in the eyes of the Platte City Friends of the Arts. She says that, while seeing a large turnout can be nice, it is the crowd reactions that mean the most.

“People say they really enjoy it and appreciate it,” Anderson said. “When we hear people saying those things, that is a success to us.”

Alongside the music, the Platte City Friends of the Arts encourages pop-up car shows on Main Street to add to the festivities