Lunchtime Live has traditionally brought mid-day diners to Houdini Plaza for a picnic and some tunes.
This year, enthusiasts will be able to experience both great local music and great local restaurants as part of the package.
The Thursday music series organized by Appleton Downtown Inc. is changing things up for 2020, bringing its concerts to outdoor patios at restaurants throughout the business district. It starts next week with a July 9 performance by Adria Ramos at Spats, 733 W. College Ave.
Capacity will vary based on the size of each restaurant’s outdoor patio. Those attending are asked to be mindful of social distancing. If you know you’re going, it would be worth your while to call ahead and reserve a table.
The concerts run from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
July 16: Kurt Gunn @ Pullman’s at Trolley Square (619 S. Olde Oneida St.)
July 23: Kyle Megna @ River Tyme Bistro (425 W. Water St.)
July 30: Maggie Thorn @ Bazil’s Pub (109 W. College Ave.)
August 6: Eric W. Krueger @ Rookie’s Sports Bar & Grill (325 N. Appleton St.)
August 13: Ross Catterton @ McGuinness Irish Pub (201 S. Walnut St.)
August 20: Girl and The Gunn @ D2 Sports Pub (403 W. College Ave.)
August 27: Tae @ Fratello’s Waterfront Restaurant (501 W. Water St.)
September 3: Genevieve Heyward @ Fox River House (211 S. Walnut St.)
September 10: Kyle & Dave Duo @ Stone Arch Brewpub (1004 S. Olde Oneida St.)
September 17: Jacob Fannin @ Appleton Beer Factory (603 W. College Ave.)
September 24: Leading the Blind Duo @ Rye Restaurant (308 W. College Ave.)