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Madison Village holds concert, outdoor market on 4th of July

Dan McCoy will perform during the 2020 Madison Village Concerts in the Park series. This year, a special Madison Village concert in the park will take place on the 4th of July from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Thunder Creek will be the band. Also on July 4, the Village Outdoor Market will be held at Madison Village Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (courtesy of Dwayne Bailey)

People looking for a different way to have fun on the 4th of July can find a number of community activities at Madison Village Park.

The village has decided to hold an outdoor market and summer concert series during the day on the 4th of July.

This year, the 4th of July falls on a Thursday, which is also the day that Madison Village holds its weekly outdoor market and concerts in the park between early June and late August.

When it came to postponing or canceling the two Fourth of July events, village administrator Dwayne Bailey decided not to make the decision alone.

“We did a survey of our market traders and people who come to the concerts, thinking we would probably cancel (both activities), but everyone still wants them,” Bailey said.

So the 4th of July edition of the Madison Village Outdoor Market will be held between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Concert in the Park, featuring Thunder Creek, is scheduled for noon to 2:30 p.m.

“We just adjusted the times so you can enjoy the market, attend a concert and still have time for the family barbecue,” Bailey said.

American Legion Post 112 of Madison Village is the title sponsor of the July 4 concert. The show is being held as part of Veterans Appreciation Day and will feature a presentation involving the Legion color guard.

Bailey said at the April 22 village council meeting that he was still finalizing the lineup of bands and vocalists for the 2024 Madison Village Concerts in the Park series. The seasonal concert program is entering its 30th year.

Madison Community Improvement Corp. manages the Concerts in the Park Series. In this capacity, MCIC leads fundraising efforts to cover operating costs for the event.

The village’s open-air market will return for the ninth time in 2024. Vendors offer items such as jewelry, clothing, home decor and baked goods.

Apart from the special time slots on July 4 this year, regular opening hours are every Thursday for the open-air market from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, while the concert typically runs from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Both events will be held at Madison Village Park, located at West Main and River streets.