Residents attend Fridays by the Fountain

The sound of music filled the air in downtown South Bend Friday morning as folks came out for the Fridays by the Fountain event.

It is the 12th year in a row for the free concert series, held outside the Morris Center.

Friday, blues band Junior and the Igniters entertained a big crowd full of folks both young and old during the lunch hour.

Their performance was pushed back from last week due to rainy weather.

It has been a popular event every year since 2001, and organizers say it makes the downtown area become more vibrant and lively during the summer months.

“We're trying to be hip,” said Denise Zigler, Assistant Director at the Morris Performing Arts Center. “Hip is the place to go. There are a lot more restaurants, the Hall of Fame is still busy, the Chocolate Café and a lot of cool places to see.”

“We want to showcase downtown. What's going on here at the Morris as well as other places downtown for people to come down and a lot of people might not come out if they didn't have this band to see,“ she said.

The concert series will wrap up at the end of the month, but there are still more chances to get in on the fun.

Next up is children's rock 'n' roll band Jetta and the Jellybeans next Friday, August 24th.

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