PORT CLINTON – The popular Meals on Madison returns to downtown Port Clinton this year, with a full musical program planned for residents and visitors looking to relax and enjoy an afternoon or evening on Madison. Street.
The event involves the 100 block of Madison Street in Port Clinton being cordoned off and used as an outdoor recreation and dining space for downtown patrons.
Mayor Mike Snider said people are already gravitating to the area, with live music set to begin on Friday.
Snider said the event includes music, children’s activities and car shows.
Meals on Madison, called MOM, was launched by city officials in 2020 in response to Governor Mike DeWine’s ordered shutdown of indoor dining in bars and restaurants as COVID-19 began to spread quickly throughout Ohio, providing local businesses and their customers with more available outdoor space.
Now recurring every year, MOM begins in the spring and lasts all summer, until early fall.
One of the most notable additions in 2021 was a stage donated by Live Nation, the largest concert promoter in the United States, along with more picnic tables and other additional seating.
According to the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce website, the JT Hayden Project kicks off MOM’s entertainment program Friday at 7 p.m.
Other musical artists scheduled for this weekend (both at 7 p.m.) include Ron Howard & Cruisin’ on Saturday and The Bob Stevens Band on Sunday.
The full list of MOM entertainment and musical events can be found at portclintonchamber.com/meals-on-madison.html?fbclid=IwAR1A8e7IlIFeR2h96u4ScqXm3Db4o-2IU-pvkBq7jFwVi_U3fT5OgVeF7QQ.