By Rick Palsgrove
Valentine’s Day is not far off, so plan on enjoying live music and lively dancing with your sweetie at the Sweetheart Concert.
The free concert will be held Feb. 11 from 3-5 p.m. featuring the band HangTime in the ballroom of Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
According to Groveport Community Affairs Director Jessica Wyke, HangTime is led by male and female vocalists Chaz and Nicki.
“They sing a wide variety of music and are known as the ‘go-to party band,’” said Wyke. “Prior to starting HangTime, Chaz toured regionally with the popular band Phil Dirt and the Dozers.”
The Sweetheart Concert is for adults of all ages.
“There will be a dance floor available for anyone wanting to ‘cut a rug,” said Wyke. “A variety of light refreshments will be served including hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. With the concert being the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, the Town Hall ballroom will be decorated in a Valentine’s Day theme.”
Wyke added that concert attendees are welcome to enjoy the Valentine’s Day box display in Town Hall’s lobby and vote on their favorite during the first annual Valentine’s Day Box Contest.”
When asked what’s new at this year’s eve nt compared to last year’s Sweetheart Senior Dance, Wyke said, “The difference between the Sweetheart Concert and the Sweetheart Senior Dance is the entertainment is a live four-piece band versus a disc jockey.”
Wyke said an event like this is positive for the community because it gives people something to look forward to during the winter months.
“With the colder weather, it can be challenging to be active and not many social gatherings are happening,” said Wyke. “The Sweetheart Concert is a free event you can attend with your sweetie, friends, or family and listen to your favorite songs being performed live.”
Space for the Sweetheart Concert is limited to 60 guests and registration is required to attend. To register or for information, call Groveport Town Hall at 614-836-3333.