DTSB Red Table Plaza Series begins with a Luau Party

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Downtown South Bend Inc. (DTSB) has announced the return of its Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series. Its first event, a Luau Party Kickoff, is set to start on Tuesday, May 31.

Getting its name from the red tables and chairs provided for attendees, the series gives community members the opportunity to enjoy free lunches outdoors while enjoying live music performed by local artists. The series is a fundraiser for the Music Village, a non-profit music school and art alliance in DTSB.

This year’s concert series will also feature games such as cornhole, giant chess, sidewalk chalk and giant Connect 4 for each day it is held.

Those in attendance can get their lunch from a downtown restaurant, bring their own, or choose from a selection of food trucks featured this summer. Food truck offerings this year include Smothered & Covered on Mondays and the Hacienda Tattoo Taco Truck on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Every week is rounded off with Fridays by the Fountains, transporting the concert series to the Morris Performing Arts Center’s Jon Hunt Plaza.

May 31’s Luau Kickoff Party features a performance by local steel drummer, Kent Arnsbarger. The event also features free leis, freeze pops and a luau-themed photo booth with props.

The schedule for events is as follows:

  • Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concerts-May 31 to September 1

       Mondays through Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

        Studebaker Plaza (southwest corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Michigan Street)

  • Fridays by the Fountain-June 3 to August 26

       Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

       Jon Hunt Plaza at the Morris Performing Arts Center

For more information including a lineup of musicians featured in the series, you can visit the DTSB website or call Downtown South Bend, Inc. at 574-282-1110.

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