On the Hannibal calendar, the unofficial start of summer is the start of the Music Under the Stars concert series.  With so many events cancelled in the area, MUTS as we fondly call it, is just what we need in these crazy times.

Tonight's headliner is the band Steppin' Back.  The same group will close out the season August 27.  These free open-air concerts are held every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. right outside the Mark Twain Boyhood Home on Historic Hill Street in downtown Hannibal.  Bring a lawn chair.

Here's the MUTS 2020 season lineup:

June 4  Steppin' Back

June 11 Eric McKay Band

June 18  Becky Denton Music

June 25  Catfish Willie Band

July 2  Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats

July 9 SoulRoot Band

July 16  Jukebox Reloaded

July 23  Crossroads Country Opry Band

July 30  The Ragged Blade Band

August 6  Scott Ellison Band

August 13  Fanfare

August 20  The Cheeseburgers

August 27  Steppin' Back

Food and drinks are available for purchase at all Music Under the Stars concerts.  The Missouri Arts Council, The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, along with Hannibal area businesses and sponsors provide the free concerts throughout the summer.