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Live concert plays downtown tonight

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Live on the River - a new, summer concert series - starts tonight in downtown Paducah.

Live on the River is a three-part, theme musical series. It is a "fresh approach" to the popular Evening After Dinner program and Live on Broadway events of the past several years, special events coordinator Molly Tomasallo said.

The first part of the series, featuring classic rock bands Big Atomic and Adam and the H-Bombs, will be from 6-9 p.m. today.

Murray-based Big Atomic is a five-piece rock band that plays a blend of funk, rock and pop. The group calls its music "radioactive."

Big Atomic will perform from 6 until 8 p.m.

From 8 until 9 p.m., attendees can enjoy the rock, blues and soulful sounds of Adam and the H-Bombs, a band that features a few of Paducah's most experienced and respected players. 

Influences for Adam and the H-Bombs include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana.

Entertainment will be set up on Broadway, along Market Square and Second Street. Broadway will be closed from Third Street to the riverfront.

Adrenaline Mobile Laser Tag will provide fun for the kids. Mobile laser tag consists of two groups of six, competing against each other around obstacles for 10 minutes at a time.

"Our laser tag modes are team-oriented. We combine teamwork and fun to keep the game positive," said Freddy Montoya, owner of the new local business.

All of the entertainment is free. Carriage rides will be available for a fee.

Additional dates for Live on the River are July 19 and Aug. 2.

As always, on Smashin' Summer Saturdays, stop and check out the farmers' market at the corner of Second and Monroe streets from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  There will be music at the Gazebo by Alex Coltharp from 10 a.m. to noon.  Coltharp is a banjo player and songwriter for both Gideon's Rifle and Red Ember.

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