The dog days of summer are nearly over. The leaves are changing from a dark green to an autumnal array of reds, browns and yellows. Pumpkins, sweaters and bonfires are taking the place of T-shirts, swimming pools and lemonade.
For the City of Auburn, this marks the return of the Sundown Concert Series.
At the beginning of each fall and spring, the city hosts a variety of performers at local park venues for a laid-back, family-oriented kickoff of the coming season. This year's fall series started Sept. 21.
There's only two more shows left until the spring.
The Soul Coalition of East Alabama will be playing various country, rock, blues and soul hits, as well as other original material, this Thursday.
Next Thursday, Oct. 19, local classic and Southern rock band, Alabama Avenue, will be featured as the final performance of the 2017 fall series.
“Each May and October, the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department hosts four concerts featuring local bands for the Sundown Concert Series,” said Jarrett Jones, Frank Brown Recreation Center director.
The concerts begin at approximately 6 p.m. at Auburn’s Kiesel Park and usually last for about an hour and a half. Admission is free and all members of the community are invited.
Those attending are encouraged to bring comfortable seats or blankets, picnics for the family, four-legged leashed friends and a sense of down-home fall cheer.
“There will also be local food vendors in attendance and inflatables for the kids, so come out and have a good time,” Jones said.