The 2012 Summer Music Series at the park behind the Dr. Robert Smith House began Sunday and about 70 people turned out for the first free concert that featured the Vessels of Clay.
Ann Vaughn, executive director of the Gilmer-Smith Foundation, which sponsors the events, said she was pleased with the turnout for the first event.
The Vessels of Clay specialize in gospel music.
The summer series features a variety of different types of music. Free lemonade was offered to guests.
Betty Blackmon, who turned out for the concert, said she always has a good time at the events.
“It’s wonderful. It’s good to get out and see a good band on Sunday,” said Blackmon.
Myra and Scott Slaydon said they enjoy coming out to the concert. They are fans of the group.
Sandra Inman brought three people with her to the concert.
“I love it,” said Inman.
The concerts are held every fourth Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Robert Smith Memorial Park at 615 N. Main St.
The Almost Irish Band will play on July 22, and Melva Houston will be the featured artist on Aug. 26.
For more information, call the Gilmer-Smith Foundation at 786-6856.
Reach Mondee Tilley at email@example.com or at 719-1930.