Rock Piqua! this weekend

Staff report

PIQUA — Rock Piqua, a drive-in style event, will be offered Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Miami Valley Centre Mall.

Concert-goers will arrive in their cars and have a designated area in front of their vehicle where they can set up lawn chairs if they wish to view the concert from outside of their vehicle. Attendees will be asked to remain in their designated spots and not visit with other groups during the concert and once cars are parked, it will be difficult for them to leave before the concert is over, so for the safety of other patrons, organizers are asking everyone to commit to staying for the duration of the concert. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drinks for the drive-in, but alcohol will not be permitted.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. with Jamie Suttle, a southern rock group from Dayton, followed by Clark Manson around 8 p.m. and continuing until at least 10 p.m.

“Jamie has been on our radar for a while,” Knepper said. “She’s a phenomenal talent and I love her originals as much as the covers. She actually sang for our Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert one year, so she has been to Piqua.”

Closing out the night will be Covington’s Clark Manson. Clark resides back in his hometown with his wife and their children. Manson’s EP, released in June, “Lotta Bout You” which is available on iTunes, Spotify, and more.

The Rock Piqua Drive-In Concert is made possible through sponsors, including Emerson Climate, City of Piqua, Polysource, Premier Health — Upper Valley Medical Center, French Oil Mill Machinery Company, Unity National Bank, Edison State Community College and Vectren Energy.