Parking was at a premium at the 40th anniversary LAMP concert Saturday night (8.26.17) as hundreds flowed into the outdoor amphitheater to recognize Lakeland’s 40th birthday.
The crowd of music-loving fans, inflatable-bouncing children and food truck-feasting families was estimated to be 500 or more attendees to honor Lakeland’s founding in 1977.
After the two parking lots beside the amphitheater filled with vehicles, the overflow parking at Lakeland First Baptist Church (across Canada Road) reached capacity and was closed to additional traffic early in the evening. The Church allows parking in their lot for City events.
Featuring two live bands, the family-friendly event was number four in the 2017 six-concert series. Remaining concerts in the series, both from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4523 Canada Road.
Sept. 23: “Seeing Red” will be the band for Lakeland Homecoming, featuring cheerleaders and football players.
Oct. 28: Bluff City Bandits.
Saturday bands included Ted Horrell and The Monday Night Card and the Nick Black Band. Dr. Ted Horrell is the Lakeland School System superintendent.
Food Trucks were Caliente, Memphis Mojo Cafe and Beakers Sno Cones. Activities for children included inflatables, face painting and Mr. Mike the Balloon Man.
The Lakeland Senior Center (on the grounds of the amphitheater) hosted an open house before the event.
Link to photo album by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents: