A nice crowd showed up Saturday in the alleyway between Broadway and Weaver to enjoy some family fun.

Desert Rose owners Scott and Cindy Brown put on the shindig Music Off Main. They are to be commended for their initiative.

Bands played, kids enjoyed bouncy houses, people danced, the barbecue was fired up for some tasty treats and a good time was had by all. The city is lucky to have the Brown family and their vision.

These types of events are commonplace elsewhere in the valley. It’s high time for Belgrade to showcase some community gatherings the entire family can enjoy.

Summer is short – a mere dozen weekends give or take. Let’s make the most of it. Take advantage of the brief time to enjoy everything the city offers. The Splashpark is always a hit, and area parks are a good way to wile away the evening with family and friends after work..

The next Music Off Man will happen next month. Keep an eye out for it, and plant to attend with family and friends.