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Fox Pointe opens 2023 season with Dick Diamond and the Dusters

LANSING, Ill. (June 7, 2023) – Though the weather was decidedly cool by evening, the sense of community was warm at Lansing’s outdoor venue, Fox Pointe. The first evening of the 2023 season opened with Chicole, an acoustic duo, at 6 p.m. By 7:30 p.m. when Dick Diamond and the Dusters took the stage, hundreds of people filled the Fox Pointe lawn.

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Fox Pointe Director Ken Reynolds estimated up to 1,800 people came out for opening night of the 2023 season at Fox Pointe. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Gloria Chavez Gomez (center, waving) and a group of old friends and new friends decided to enjoy the concert from a less crowded vantage point — a small patch of grass in the post office parking lot, where it was still easy to hear the music. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The band’s interactive performance style is one of the reasons they are a crowd favorite. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
And the venue allows fans close access to performers. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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“We bring a fresh approach to music,” says the band’s website, (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Lines formed as people waited for their food orders. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Throughout the 2023 season, a second beer tent will help mitigate long lines at the main beverage window. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A hazy sunset cast a glow over opening night of the 2023 season. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois. Free concerts are scheduled for Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. The full event listing is available in this article:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. It was nice to get back out nd enjoy some music ! Rich’s band wwad great as usual. To bad he did not have control over ths heat . I had to leave aboout half way through. Everything was good but the food lines. They need to come up with a new system of food pick up !

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