The Three Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCFA) will present its opening summer concert with Michael “Big Dog” Murphy and the Mob on Saturday, July 11, at 8 p.m. 

Joining Murphy will be Rick Smith on bass and Jenna Kopitske on drums.

Murphy earned the name Big Dog because of his large stature and gravelly, growling voice. He was raised in the heat and fervor of a southern Baptist environment and sings with all the emotion of an old-time tent revival preacher. The music is an original mix of Memphis and Chicago blues.

The theater will provide many safety features for its opening show and throughout the season. Only 40 tickets will be sold so safe distancing can be maintained. Tickets should be purchased in groups to be seated together, as seating will be spaced for distancing. Every other row will be left empty as well. 

Masks are required when walking around. Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent use and electrostatic spray cleaner is used on all surfaces before each show.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $5 for those 12 and younger and can be purchased at tlcfa.org or at the box office while they last.