Dick Diamond and the Dusters launch the 2021 Wednesday-night concert series
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2021) – A favorite band, streamlined systems, and perfect weather made the June 2 re-opening of Fox Pointe a successful celebration of community — and a joyful return to normalcy.
Dick Diamond and the Dusters began their show at 7:00pm, welcoming hundreds of fans who had set up lawn chairs and blankets up to an hour earlier. The “retro-inspired, ridiculously entertaining cover band” played familiar numbers that soon brought the most energetic audience members to the sidewalk in front of the stage where they could dance and interact with the Dusters. Other attendees chose to socialize in the pavilion or stand around the perimeter sidewalk in small groups of friends, some of whom hadn’t seen each other face-to-face in more than a year.
Rather than losing the 2020 season entirely to COVID, the Village of Lansing spent the year expanding the concession building, updating the point-of-sale systems, and rethinking entry and exit options in order to increase security and comply with health regulations. Last week, an invitation-only music event provided an opportunity to practice and prepare for the June 2 public opening. Event staff expressed appreciation for the practice run, which increased their confidence and helped assure a positive experience for the more than 1,000 guests who attended the first concert of 2021.
Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois. Free concerts are scheduled for Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. The June 9 concert will feature Southern Accents. The full event listing is available on the Fox Pointe website: www.foxpointe.org/events-calendar