The Mankato Area Community Band provides a series of free, public outdoor concerts for all ages playing all different styles and Tuesday's theme was, of course, patriotic.

Not only were there songs but also a color guard to round out the Independence Day celebration! Proceeds from lemonade and ice cream sales will go towards upkeep of the Boy in Blue statue and fountain. There will a repeat of the patriotic concert in Faribault on July 5.

--KEYC News 12