Area residents are invited to bring a picnic supper to Spencer Park in downtown Commerce Saturday night for an evening of music and fireworks — an early Independence Day celebration.
The Commerce Downtown Development Authority will get a head start on the observation of Independence Day with a show schedule that begins at 6 p.m.
Local comedian Dannette Flint will serve as emcee and introduce the various bands.
Shane Dalton will perform from 7 p.m. to 7:20, followed by Emily White at 7:36 and Hooch Holler — featuring Shane Dalton as lead singer — at 8:30.
Flint will entertain between sets, and the fireworks are scheduled to follow Hooch Holler at about 10 p.m.
“This is not a festival, it’s just a good family night out,” explained Denise McKay, executive director of the DDA. “We want people to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a good family night out.”
There will be a face painter and a booth selling Icees.
The fireworks show, to be shot at around 10 p.m. from the J. Nolan Spear Jr. Public Safety Complex, will last about 15 minutes.