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Margaret Wilder of the Margaret Wilder Band which wil perform at the Marysville Opera House on Sept. 19.

Marysville’s local concert series, Live at the OH, returns on Sept. 19 after its summer break to bring more music to the downtown Opera House.

The series brings music to the Marysville Opera House at 1225 Third St., Marysville, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each week.

The cost is $5 at the door.

“Live at the OH is just a couple of hours of great, laid-back, local music,” said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor for the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.

“This is a really fun way to kickstart the weekend,” she said.

The series has been going on for three years at the Marysville Opera House, although it was under a different name for its first year.

“I think people like that it is local and it starts at 5:30 p.m. and gets out by 7:30 p.m.,” said Woodmansee.

This year the concert series took a summer break because typically the summer performances have had low attendance, said Woodmansee.

“We had the summer off because there were a lot of other music events and activities going on,” she said.

“What we’ve found is that there are so many other community events that people usually want to go to those,” she said.

The concert series returns on Sept. 19.

“For our first concert back we are returning with one of our favorites: the Margaret Wilder Band,” said Woodmansee.

She said they play a mix of blues, funk and rock and roll.

Coming later in the year are The Blues Project with John Carswell on Oct. 17 and Chris Eger and Cory Vincent on Nov. 19.

The city of Marysville also involves some local organizations which use the event as a fundraiser.

“Our community partner is the Marysville Kiwanis,” she said. “They have a great selection of beer and wine for $5.”

Those funds go back to the Kiwanis Club.

“They keep 100 percent of the proceeds which go toward their organization and what they do for the community,” said Woodmansee.

Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages are also available at the concerts, said Woodmansee.

The event is sponsored by local realty group TEAM Costa, who were one of the first sponsors for events at the Opera House.

“They are very much a supporter of live music in Marysville,” said Woodmansee.

More information about events happening at the Marysville Opera House and elsewhere in the city is available at marysvillewa.gov.

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