50s and 60s tunes celebrated at Medina concert

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Marcy Downey performed several popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s during a concert Friday at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina, including Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley.

Downey of Albion performed for the first time in the Medina library’s “Finally Fridays” concert series, which is in its 15th season. The series started on Jan. 8 and includes concerts at 7 p.m. on Fridays.

About 200 people attended Downey’s concert. Upcoming performers include Emerald Isle (Celtic music) on Feb. 26, The John Cole Blues Band (blues, shuffle, swing and soul) on March 4, and the Dady Brothers (Irish music) on March 18.

One concert-goer takes a video of Downey singing.

A crowd packed the library, which includes a performance area that is used during story hours as well as the concerts.