The downtown concert series is set to return to Third Street and Norfolk Avenue this Friday, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and a section of Third Street closing for a Norfolk Avenue beer garden at the driveway. .
Beginning at 6 p.m., audience members can expect to see Jeff Conrad, the concert’s opening act. Conrad is originally from Nebraska and specializes in acoustic guitar playing.
At 7 p.m., an Omaha-based group known as eNVy will step into the spotlight as the main act. The group focuses on performing hit songs from a wide range of genres, including country, rock, and other nostalgic oldies.
For the Friday night gig, the band plans to include hit songs from the 1960s through today. Additionally, eNVy’s main priority is to bring positive energy to everyone who attends the concert. For this reason, the group will accept requests from the crowd during the Friday concert.
The concert series is free, but guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited. As for food and drink, participants will need to purchase tickets.
After a successful year, a ticketing system will again be used at this year’s festivities. The ticketing system is the means by which spectators can eat without leaving the area. A ticket is priced at $5. With a single ticket, a person can buy a drink and a meal, depending on the restaurant. For example, someone can buy a shrimp taco for one ticket, or $5, and have it delivered to the concert venue.
Some restaurants offer meals that can cost up to three tickets. More information on prices and tickets will be posted around the concert venues.
The ticket system comes after the concert series decided to promote local downtown restaurants. Some of these restaurants include: Black Cow Fat Pig, District Table & Tap, Napoli’s, The Pier, Poppin’ Delights and NoFo Pizza & Cafe, a mobile wood-fired pizza vendor.
The concert series is sponsored by various local businesses.