Moridge Manufacturing Inc., parent company to Grasshopper mowers will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a community concert Saturday.

The event, which closes the Black Kettle Festival events, will entertain attendees on Christian Avenue in front of Block 32 Eatery and Pub.


Moridge Manufacturing Inc., parent company to Grasshopper mowers will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a community concert Saturday.

The event, which closes the Black Kettle Festival events, will entertain attendees on Christian Avenue in front of Block 32 Eatery and Pub.

Local dance instructor Kelly Voth will kick off the celebration with line dancing lessons. She will be accompanied by her class as they teach event-goers different country dance techniques.

At 8 p.m. Street Survivor, a nationally-known southern rock and classic rock tribute band will take the stage on Christian Avenue. Street Survivor is best-known for its tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd, who rose to worldwide popularity beginning in the 1970s with hits like “Sweet Home Alabama.”

“We selected Street Survivor because their tribute music is recognized by such a large number of music fans,” said Cathy Guyer, marketing coordinator at Moridge Mfg. Inc. and event co-coordinator.

Block 32 will offer a buffet for $5 beginning at 5 p.m. on the patio. The full restaurant menu will be available throughout the day leading up to the event. Rinky Dink the Clown will be on hand during dinner, and Moridge will share birthday cake with the community.

Event-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to view the concert downtown. Street Survivor will play outside from 8 to 10 p.m. and then move inside to Block 32 to entertain fans until midnight.