LOGAN – The Summer Cache Community Connections (CCC) Noon Concert series is in full swing with performances from area musicians Monday through Friday at the First and Second Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building. The building is located 200 West 89 South in Logan.

The first concert was held at Utah State University’s Daines Concert Hall and featured the Cache Community Band.

The rest of the concert series will be held at the historic First and Second Ward Building. The century-old building has a sloping floor so, for the most part, there is not a bad seat in the house. The building also has a balcony for overflow seating.

There is a handicap entrance at the north side of the building.

Derek Forbes, Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Logan and member of CCC, sometimes introduces the group at the noon program.

“Musical groups from around the area perform at a series of musical programs,” he said. “It is all local musical talent who perform daily Monday through Friday for about ten weeks.”

The concerts are really popular with local people who attend, and the summer citizens love to come to the shows, Forbes said.

“There are talented singers, musicians, family groups and other wonderful music from the area,” he said. “The Utah Festival Opera will send someone to perform every Monday.”

The noon concert series is historically held at the Logan Tabernacle located at 100 N. Main Street; however, the past few years it has been closed for remodeling.

There are some night concerts affiliated with the noon concert series to be held at the Carol and Jim Laub Plaza across from the Tabernacle beginning Saturday, June 1, with Juniper Junction. All concerts there will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 14, Hart Strings will be on stage. Friday, June 28 brings the Cache Valley Good Time Band followed by the Blue Blazers Jazz Band on July 12.

The final night performance will be the Salt Lake City Letter Carriers Band on July 26.

Carol Foht leads the CCC and is the Logan Tabernacle interfaith event committee chair.

“We are going to have a concert scheduled this Saturday evening and on Friday evenings after this first one,” she said. “The city wanted us to use the venue and we wanted to use it to show the community what we have for entertainment.”

Foht said they wanted to get more summer citizens and locals coming to the events.

“There are a lot of people who don’t know about the noon concerts,” she said. “I am recommending people who come to the evening events to bring a chair.

“The city will set up 170 chairs. If more than a 170 people show up they will need a chair. People can check the chairs if they don’t need them. There is a system in place to make sure they get them back.”

CCC is a group of interfaith religious and civic leaders with an open-door invitation to the leaders representing all religions, denominations and civic groups in Cache Valley.

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