Nick Green

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Local firefighter Nick Green will perform at Friday’s concert.

MONTICELLO — The Monticello Union-Township Public Library will host a free concert Friday in partnership with the City Parks Department.

Monticello firefighter Nick Green will be the night’s entertainment.

The concert will take place at Altherr Park, weather permitting, and will begin at 6 p.m. If there is rain, the concert will move indoors to the Anheier building. Free s’more around a campfire will be provided during the concert.

“The concert is part of our mission to enrich art culture in the community,” library Adult Services Manager Candace Wells said.

Green performs concerts around the county, but this will be his first at Altherr Park and he is “super excited,” he said.

“Monticello is such a fun summer town,” he said. “And I enjoy being able to reach a bigger audience and gain new viewers and listeners.”

Green became involved with music when he was 13. The performer recalls the Jack Black film, “School of Rock,” coming out when he was in seventh grade.

“I thought it was so cool that those elementary schoolers could play music, so I picked it up and have been doing it ever since,” he said.

For the past five years, Green has been doing solo performances about two to three times per month. He said he is looking forward to the concert in the park because he will get to perform for people of all ages.

“It’s one thing to perform in bars, but you rarely get to perform for families in that setting,” he said. “I hope to see a decent-size crowd.”

For more information about the concert at Altherr Park, contact the library at 574-583-2665, or visit www.monticello.lib.in.us.