The first Downtown Dickinson Summer Concert will be Thursday, June 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 1st Street will be closed from the Rock Bar all the way to Bernie’s Esquire Club. The concert area will be larger this year so that people have more room, the food vendors have more room, and so that both Bernie’s Esquire Club and the Rock Bar can have outside beer gardens.
You can go to the Facebook page “First on First, Dickinson Summer Nights” to see who the performers are each week, all the way through to September. The event is free to everyone, no charge for entry. Part of the money to pay for the performers is raised by the alcohol sales at Bernie’s Esquire Club and the Rock Bar, that is why there is the policy of no personal alcohol being brought to the event. Everybody that is going to drink alcohol needs to buy it from Bernie’s Esquire Club or the Rock Bar so that the performers can be paid.
This year the event will be different. The event area is larger, so that people will not be so tightly packed together in front of the stage. There will be more bathrooms located throughout the event area. I am from out-of-state, and I don’t mind saying what everybody has noticed, most of the out-of-state workers have returned to the states where they came from. If the local people in Dickinson found the events to be too crowded last year, they won’t be too crowded this year.
I also want to tell everybody that Kathy Fisher has returned to again own the Rock Bar! I am sure that there are many friends, customers, and former employees that will be very happy to see Kathy.