Manson to close Rock Piqua! series


Hometown duo ReFlektion will open

For the Daily Call



Provided photo Covington crooner and rising country star Clark Manson will take the stage Saturday at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert of the summer in Lock Nine Park.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call file photo The Younce brothers — Justin, left, and Jared — are the talented twins known as ReFlektion. The Piqua-bred pair will open for Clark Manson at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert on Saturday in Lock Nine Park.


It’s raining ducks!

Mainstreet Piqua’s third annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop will take place immediately before the Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert on Saturday in Lock Nine Park.

This year, the downtown non-profit organization is planning on dropping up to 2,000 rubber ducks into the Miami River.

The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner $1000 cash! The second prize is a $500 landscaping makeover donated by Lillicrap Mulch and Timber Sales. The third duck owner will win a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier in downtown Piqua. The last place duck is also a winner, with the prize being a rocker/recliner donated by Town and Country Furniture.

Adopting a single duck costs $5, but to increase your chances of winning, you can purchase a Quack Pack of six for $25 or a Grand Quack of 25 ducks for $100. The ducks can be adopted at the Mainstreet Piqua office (with credit card, check or cash). Ducks can also be adopted online by clicking on the Rockin’ River Duck Drop link at mainstreetpiqua.com.

Adoption forms can be picked up at the Wayne Street branch of Unity National Bank and Readmore’s Hallmark.

All proceeds from the Duck Drop will be used to further Mainstreet Piqua’s mission of promoting and redeveloping downtown Piqua.

PIQUA — He’s back! Covington crooner Clark Manson will be rocking the crowd at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert of the year. Manson, a rising country star, played the first year for the concert series and always draws a large crowd wherever he goes.

This Saturday, he’ll take the stage at Lock Nine Riverfront Park, 125 E. Water St. in Piqua.

Manson is set to perform around 9 p.m., following opening act, Piqua’s own ReFlektion at 7 p.m.

“We are looking forward to a record number of concert goers for Clark and his band as they play a great range of music that gets our crowd of all ages up and dancing,” said steering committee member Jeanie Bates.

“In 2014 they rocked Lock Nine Park … they were not only fabulous musicians, they were also perfect gentlemen. I am so looking forward to their return to the Rock Piqua! 2017 stage.”

Manson, who is on the cusp of stardom, has played on tours with such country stars as Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Tyler Farr, Old Dominion and most recently, Cole Swindell. He also performed at the Miami County Fair with Chris Lane just a few days ago.

Featuring twins Jared and Justin Younce, ReFlektion was formed seven years ago and since then, the brothers have been touring from Nashville to all parts of Lake Erie. The self-taught duo sing mostly country with a splash of southern rock. They bring a unique blend of harmonies born of many hours of singing together to develop their craft.

“This should be one of the biggest Rock Piqua! concerts to date,” said Piqua Arts Council Executive Director Jordan Knepper. “Jared and Justin and Clark have all performed here before and they know how to get the crowd involved. I think anyone that misses this concert is going to be disappointed they missed out.”

Knepper also mentioned that the food trucks for this concert would be Susie’s Big Dipper and Pcassio’s. Susie’s will be serving ice cream and other items, and Pcassio’s serves burgers and pulled pork along with what Knepper called, “some of the best monster cookies I’ve ever eaten.”

As a reminder, no outside food or drinks are allowed in Lock Nine Park during the concert. Rock Piqua! organizers remind everyone that they only pay for the event through water, pop and alcohol sales. along with your donations at each entrance.

Provided photo Covington crooner and rising country star Clark Manson will take the stage Saturday at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert of the summer in Lock Nine Park.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_Clark-Manson-1.jpgProvided photo Covington crooner and rising country star Clark Manson will take the stage Saturday at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert of the summer in Lock Nine Park.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call file photo The Younce brothers — Justin, left, and Jared — are the talented twins known as ReFlektion. The Piqua-bred pair will open for Clark Manson at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert on Saturday in Lock Nine Park.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_ReFlektion-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call file photo The Younce brothers — Justin, left, and Jared — are the talented twins known as ReFlektion. The Piqua-bred pair will open for Clark Manson at the final Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert on Saturday in Lock Nine Park.
Hometown duo ReFlektion will open

For the Daily Call

It’s raining ducks!

Mainstreet Piqua’s third annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop will take place immediately before the Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert on Saturday in Lock Nine Park.

This year, the downtown non-profit organization is planning on dropping up to 2,000 rubber ducks into the Miami River.

The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner $1000 cash! The second prize is a $500 landscaping makeover donated by Lillicrap Mulch and Timber Sales. The third duck owner will win a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier in downtown Piqua. The last place duck is also a winner, with the prize being a rocker/recliner donated by Town and Country Furniture.

Adopting a single duck costs $5, but to increase your chances of winning, you can purchase a Quack Pack of six for $25 or a Grand Quack of 25 ducks for $100. The ducks can be adopted at the Mainstreet Piqua office (with credit card, check or cash). Ducks can also be adopted online by clicking on the Rockin’ River Duck Drop link at mainstreetpiqua.com.

Adoption forms can be picked up at the Wayne Street branch of Unity National Bank and Readmore’s Hallmark.

All proceeds from the Duck Drop will be used to further Mainstreet Piqua’s mission of promoting and redeveloping downtown Piqua.