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RHYTHM & DUNES 2020: POSTPONED

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the health and well-being of our communities in mind, West Shore Bank has regretfully announced the postponement of Rhythm & Dunes until 2021.

The decision to postpone the concert series was not made lightly. The health and safety of our communities, volunteers, vendors, and visitors was the primary concern. For an event that has drawn one of the largest crowds in the Ludington area, difficulty in maintaining effective social distancing is a factor the Bank took into consideration.

West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes free summer concert series has been bringing local families and visitors together for nearly nine years. The two-concert series has served as a summer staple in the community, providing a fun-filled evening for families, supporting local businesses, and raising funds for local high school music programs.

“West Shore Bank takes extreme pride in providing this community event each year and supporting young musicians in the area,” said Raymond A. Biggs, President and CEO of West Shore Bank. “Bringing people together for a worthy cause has been part of our mission to make a difference in our communities, but we feel it is also our responsibility, as a community leader, to protect the health and safety of our local and visiting community members.”

We’d like to sincerely thank our communities, local high school volunteers, food vendors, bands, Bank employees and Rhythm & Dunes fans for their continued dedication to support local high school music programs and coming together for the cause of music.

We have enjoyed planning and providing this family-friendly event for nearly nine years and look forward to coming together for West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes 2021 with tentative dates of July 24 and July 31. Additionally, we are pleased to welcome our

scheduled 2020 bands back — Landsharks Band on July 24 and Mega 80’s on July 31. Visit RhythmAndDunes.com and follow West Shore Bank’s Facebook page for continued updates.

RHYTHM & DUNES 2021:

Saturday, July 24

Beach Party | Featuring Landsharks Band

Saturday, July 31

80’s Retro Night | Featuring Mega 80’s Band

One of the most popular beach bands in the world, the Landsharks Band, will create a fun-filled family Beach Party with popular songs from Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, and more! This band really knows how to get a crowd going! Having performed at Disney, at numerous Super Bowls and hired by Jimmy Buffett to be the house band at Margaritaville, these experienced and talented performers will play a huge list of beach-themed favorites. Get ready for a Landsharks Band concert experience, performing on Saturday, July 24. To learn more, look them up on Facebook @landsharksband.

On Saturday July 31, prepare to be transformed to an ‘80s Retro Night featuring the Mega 80’s Band. A popular group from the Detroit area, their mix of accurately replicated favorites of the ‘80s era and retro styling has made them a dominating force throughout Michigan. With their infectious feel-good vibe and tremendous stage presence, get ready to rock to your favorite hits from the ‘80s! Go to @Mega80s on Facebook to learn more about this band.

The free concert series is entirely planned, organized and underwritten by West Shore Bank and their employees. Not only does the Rhythm & Dunes concerts offer a great

opportunity for local families to enjoy free music and a fun night out, the event raises funds for music programs at local area schools. 2019’s concerts raised over $14,000.