Moon Cats to open concert series

By Joseph Slacian

The Moon Cats will kick off the 2020 version of the Honeywell Center’s summer concert series on June 10.

However, there are some changes this year to the series, most notably the time and location of the concerts.

Usually scheduled to take place on Thursday evenings at the Honeywell Center Plaza, the concert series will now take place on Wednesdays at the 13-24 Drive-In.

The Drive-In Summer Music Series will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 10 to July 1.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer live entertainment at the Drive In, which will bring arts and music into our community’s lives while still abiding by social distancing measures,” said Tod Minnich, President/CEO of The Honeywell Foundation.

Making a return to the music series, The Moon Cats consist of Mark Most on vocals, Scott Herzog on drums, Michael Miller on lead guitar and Matt Butler on bass.

The band has been together since 2013, Most said, “but between us we have more than 50 years of experience.”

The band plays primarily music from the 1950s and ‘60s.

“One or two songs from the ‘70s have snuck in, but they aren’t on the Wabash set list,” Most said.

Like many bands, this group is influenced by rock and country pioneers such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams and, of course, The Beatles.

“Even though the other members are younger than me, they are musicians who realize and love the importance of the rock and roll pioneers that shaped rock and roll,” Most said.

In addition to having played the Summer Plaza Music Series in the past, The Moon Cats also have played at benefits for Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center.

“We ae really looking forward to the show, in hopes of some kind of normalcy in these times,” Most said.

The Drive In Summer Music Series is free and open to the public, first come, first serve. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Each performance will run from 5 – 7 p.m.

The 13-24 Drive In will be open at 50% capacity adhering to social distancing measures including parking along the leftmost pole facing the screen and staff wearing facial coverings. The concessions stand will not be open, but food from the Plaza

Grille will be offered including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, nachos and cheese, and more.

The Drive In Summer Music Series is sponsored by Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Ecowater Systems, Edward Jones, Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate, Owens Corning Thermafiber, and Stanley Steemer. Media sponsorship is provided by The Paper of Wabash County and 105.9 The Bash.

Posted on 2020 Jun 02