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Elsberry, Mo. - This year will mark the first time the new stage will be used for the Elsberry Community Growth Associations Summer Concert Series.

The new stage, located in Providence Park was built by Heartland Restorations and the funding was donated by Double Eagle Ranch, both of Elsberry.

The concerts, now in their fourth year, are family-friendly and free to attend. The performers for this year are: Almost Famous (June 26), Midnight Piano Band (July 24) and Rock Opera (Aug. 28). They also have opening acts before the bands as well. 

Local restaurant AJs Tex-Mex & BBQ will be selling food out of their food trailer.

The decision to create a summer concert series was in hopes to bring attraction to the Southside of town. “It is just a side of town that didn’t have a lot happening,” organizer for the ECGA Summer Concert Series, Adam Heitman said. 

“We purchased a couple of lots down there and for the last three years we just put together a temporary staging for the concerts we held,” he said.

This past year, the ECGA got a sizable donation and was able to have a permanent stage built. 

Ed Potter, from Double Eagle Ranch, donated the money to the ECGA for the building materials.

Heartland Restoration is a local contractor that built a stage at the summer concert location.

“We are calling it Double Eagle Pavilion. That is where we will have our concerts,” Heitman said.