Good, clean fun

Latin Satin Soul entertains 1,100 at Fox Pointe

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 8, 2019) – The Fox Pointe crowd on Wednesday evenings typically divides into three groups—the pavilion people, the lawn chair people, and the people who want to dance—and the dance group overlaps the first two groups. On Wednesday, August 7, the Chicago-based Latin/R&B/Jazz/Rock/Soul band Latin Satin Soul had people out of their chairs dancing—in the lawn, under the pavilion, and along the stage.

The group played a free concert from 7:00–9:30pm as part of Lansing’s Wednesday-night concert series, and then they played an encore. Though weeknight events are scheduled to end at 9:30pm out of respect for the surrounding residential neighborhood, a buffer of 15 minutes can allow for one or two more songs if needed. Last night’s perfect weather and the community vibe made the encore an easy decision:

Following the concert, the crowd slowly dispersed, packing up not only lawn chairs and blankets, but also bottles, napkins, and other detritus from the food and beverages enjoyed throughout the evening. Public Works Director Gary Richardson says he has been amazed that this is typical behavior for Lansing residents and guests who visit Fox Pointe.

“There is nothing on the ground,” he said, standing on the south edge of the lawn while the band finished loading up their equipment. “Look at this! This is beautiful! People really have pride in this community.”

Public Works Director Gary Richardson has been impressed with the respect that Fox Pointe crowds show for the venue. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Even as he was making that observation, Richardson watched a guest carry an armful of beverage cans from his spot on the lawn all the way to the recycling bin at the edge of the property. “That’s what I’m talkin’ about,” said Richardson. “Now that’s community.”

This Fox Pointe guest took the time to recycle his empties. Richardson says that is typical of people who spend time at the venue. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
In the distance, Public Works Director Gary Richardson takes a last look over the immaculate lawn of Fox Pointe following the Latin Satin Soul concert. “You would never know that 1,100 people had been here—with food and beverages,” he said. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois.

Latin Satin Soul will return to the venue during Lansing’s 2019 Autumn Fest, with a time slot of 7:30pm on Saturday, October 12.

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2 thoughts on “Good, clean fun”

  1. Great picture That’s my husband cleaning up our area Thankyou for capturing the moment I love it 😀 Our first time at the venue and it was absolutely a great time and great park

    • Thank you for introducing yourself, Paula—and your husband! It’s nice to see new people coming out to the event each week, and it’s good to hear that you had a great time.

      Come back this weekend for the Woodstock Anniversary Celebration! Friday and Saturday, free music all afternoon and evening.:)

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