By Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (July 10, 2021) – Although the forecast just a day before Saturday predicted pleasant weather, rain moved in more quickly than anticipated, changing what promised to be a lively summer Cruise Night along Ridge Road into a drizzly evening.
Some cars came out ahead of 6 p.m. to participate in the event, but most did not, leading the Lansing Association for Community Events (LACE) to cancel the summer’s second Cruise Night at around 5:30.
LACE veteran Pat Leck said that in the 25 years Lansing has been hosting cars, only two Cruise Nights have been cancelled due to rain. Saturday makes three.
Local band showcase
Some disappointed Cruise Night attendees turned instead to Fox Pointe for entertainment, as the venue’s local band showcase, which had started at 3 p.m., continued despite the light rain.
Five bands played from 3 – 10:30 p.m. — Smollens Band, Metropolly, Not Dead Yet, Cloud 9, and Little Giant.
Most patrons sat under the covered areas in the venue: in the pavilion, and directly in front of the stage.
The next Fox Pointe concert is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, with Rico! slotted to play. The next Cruise Night is August 14.
- First Cruise Night of the year starts Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. (June 9, 2021)
- Fox Pointe re-opens; over 1,000 gather to celebrate a new season (June 2, 2021)