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Suite Mollie gets folks on their feet at Jamming Jean concert

Audience members enjoy the sounds of local band Suite Mollie at the Jamming Jean concert in the park behind the Levy Center. Credit: Debbie-Marie Brown

The local band Suite Mollie had Evanstonians of all ages busting a move in the park behind the Levy Center on Friday.

“This was the best time I had in the last two years,” said an attendee who stopped mid-dance to talk. “Fantastic, marvelous.”

The band played songs from Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Prince and Bruno Mars, from 5 to 7 p.m. in James Park to an intergenerational crowd of more than 400 people.

The event was free and also featured a food truck from local Mexican restaurant Cocina Azteca.

Audience members enjoy the sounds Friday night of Suite Mollie at the Jamming Jean concert. Credit: Debbie-Marie Brown

Judy Newton, chair of the Levy Senior Center Foundation Board, organized the event.

“I like to live our mission, which is to enrich the quality of life for our senior population throughout Evanston and also keep up the facilities so that the seniors can flourish here. And look what we’ve created,” Newton said.

Jamming Jean is a concert series started by a Levy Center member who passed away in 2016. Newton told the RoundTable that she left money for “music” for the City of Evanston, and they decided to use those funds to have concerts.

The group has already spent the money she left, so Symphony Evanston sponsored the event on June 10 so it could be available for free.