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Kellogg summer concert series looking for vendors, sponsors

by JOSH McDONALD
Local Editor | April 2, 2024 1:00 AM

KELLOGG –– The Music in the Park concert series is just a few months away and the Silver Valley Chamber wants 2024 to be the best that the summer series has ever been.

Six years ago, the series began as part of the Silver Valley Community Market, but in the wake of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the event diminished as musicians, vendors, and patrons were unsure about big gatherings. 

Since then, event organizers have been working diligently to regrow the weekly Thursday night festivals. 

Kelton Enich has been involved with the event for several years and feels like 2024 could be a return to form if they can attract more vendors to get people out to the park. 

“We already have all our bands booked and plan to release the names of the musical acts in the next few weeks,” Enich said. “We have some exciting goals with Music in the Park this summer. First of all, we hope to re-establish a robust showing of market vendors to sell their homemade and homegrown products. There is no vendor fee this year, so anyone hoping to sell their products can do so for free each Thursday evening.”

The goal, Enich explained, is not to limit the event to just traditional farmer’s market fare, but instead, to include vendors of all types as well as family activities, and booths for community organizations to get information to those who make their way down to the park. 

Currently, they have several vendors already signed up, but they are looking for more – including garden and produce vendors and consistent food/drink vendors.

The Chamber plans to promote each vendor scheduled for that week’s event on social media so people will know what to expect.

In order to keep the event free for the community, Enich and the Chamber are always looking for community support. 

“Music in the Park has been an important summer event for the City of Kellogg for the last five or six years and this year we're trying to make it even bigger and better,” She said. “We are currently looking for more community sponsors to support the cost of the live music each week in order to continue to provide this as a free community event in the summer for all patrons.”

Vendors must fill out an application with the Silver Valley Chamber to participate and registration is open until the first week of June. 

The Music in the Park concert series runs every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. beginning on June 20, and running through August 15 in the Kellogg City Park. 

“Be on the lookout for posters around town and sandwich boards each Thursday evening to remind everyone about Music in the Park,” Enich said. “Get your lawn chairs and picnic blankets ready; this summer series should be awesome!”

If you would like to be a sponsor for the Music in the Park series at any level, check out the Music in the Park Facebook page or email becca@silvervalleychamber.com.