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MainStreet Warner Inc. invites the public to a ‘test run’ concert

The music is playing on in Warner, or at least that is what the MainStreet Warner Inc. nonprofit hopes.

Tonight the group is holding a “test run” concert for its stage’s newly installed sound and light system and it is welcoming the public to hear the planned performances by local band The DoBros and local singers Derek Astles and Brad Myrick. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is free.

An electrician has been working all week to install the lighting at the Jim Mitchell Community Park stage, said MainStreet BookEnds owner and nonprofit member Katharine Nevins.

“It’s the first time we are able to put this new equipment to use and give it a trial run,” Nevins said. “We want to get all the kinks out before this next Fall Foliage Festival.”

The amphitheater, located behind MainStreet BookEnds, had its grand opening during the Fall Foliage Festival last year. Since then, MainStreet Warner Inc. has raised about $8,000 to buy and install a permanent sound and light system so that performers don’t have to set up their own.

The stage will become the main stage for the town’s Fall Foliage Festival from “here on out,” Nevins said, and tonight’s test run is another step in the park’s progress.


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