Texoma residents will have the chance to “Get Down Tonight” at Sherman’s Lights on the Lake celebration this year as disco group KC and the Sunshine Band will be the event’s headliner.
The Lights on the Lake announcement follows the unveiling of the lineup for the city’s Hot Summer Nights concert series earlier this month. This year’s Lights on the Lake event for Independence Day is scheduled for July 3, which is a Wednesday, at Pecan Grove Park.
“It is absolutely one of the biggest bands of the 1970s,” Community and Support Services Manager Nate Strauch said of KC and the Sunshine Band. “If you were alive in the ’70s, there is a good chance they likely were one of your favorite bands.”
Strauch added that the band had five No. 1 hits and is likely one of the biggest acts that the city has been able to book for the summer concerts. In addition to 1974’s “Get Down Tonight,” the group’s other No. 1 hits include “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man” and “Please Don’t Go.”
Following the musical performance, Sherman officials said attendees will be treated to a fireworks show in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.
Sherman officials recently announced the headliners for the seven Hot Summer Nights concerts will include A Flock of Seagulls, Joe Diffie, Soul Asylum and more. Those shows will begin at 7 p.m. at Lucy Kidd-Key Park on the grounds of the Sherman Municipal Building each Thursday night in June and all but the first week of July.
The concert series gets underway June 6 with a performance from English synth-pop band A Flock of Seagulls.
Singer-songwriter Chris Knight will then bring his distinct brand of country-rock to Sherman on June 13. With 17 Top 10 Country hits under his belt, Diffie is expected to attract a big crowd to his performance on June 20. Austin-based rock group Band of Heathens will close out June on the 27th.
After the action shifts to Pecan Grove Park during the first week of July, the concert series will return to Lucy Kidd-Key Park on July 11 with Journey tribute band Escape. Legacy 4 will then bring the sound of Motown and classic R&B to Sherman on July 18 for the penultimate show of the season.
Multi-platinum rock band Soul Asylum will then grace the city stage on July 25 to close out the free concert series.
Herald Democrat reporter Michael Hutchins contributed to this story.
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