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.