A “Summer Kick-off Party” drew about 200 people on Gov. Trimble Place in uptown Hillsboro on Saturday to enjoy the music from three local bands.
Heather Collins, the special mayoral administrative assistant who took the lead in organizing the event, said Monday she was impressed with the turnout and the bands.
The audience placed lawn chairs in the street and the courthouse lawn was largely filled, too. Collins said she and others estimated about 200 people turnout out overall.
The free event got underway at 5 p.m. with GNG: Live, a praise and worship band from the Good News Gathering church in Hillsboro, featuring both original and popular Christian rock and contemporary praise music.
Next up was Private Issue, specializing in classic rock, old and new country music, southern rock, blues “and anything else you might think of,” according to its Facebook page.
Blue Steel took over around 9 p.m. The band has been playing classic rock and country since its founding in 1989, and plays a full schedule of dates across southern Ohio year-round.
“All bands put on a great show,” said Collins.