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July 4, 2014

This week's best bets

1) Live music downtown

Bands will perform live at Foster Park all weekend as part of the Haynes Apperson Festival, celebrating Kokomo's heritage.

Crowd favorite Here Come the Mummies perform tonight with special guest 26 West. Bands take the stage at 7 p.m. 38 Special and guest Flyin' Blynd perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with a fireworks show immediately following the concert.

The concerts are free. There will be food, games and rides for the kids along with a parade, car show and Zumbathon throughout the weekend.

2) First Friday downtown

Join downtown businesses tonight for a First Friday celebrating innovation in Kokomo.

Guests can climb into a full sized art rendition of Elwood Haynes’ 1894 Pioneer, “America’s First Car,” for a photo opp. Elwood Haynes will be on site to talk about all his inventions.

Pioneer Auto Club and the Vertically Challenged Club will cruise around downtown and conduct a show throughout the event. Several antique fire trucks will be on display.

Planet Mind will offer a Fourth of July themed craft for the kids.

3) Comedy at Laugh House

Comedian Scott Long will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Laugh House Kokomo, downtown's new comedy club. Tickets to the show are $10 for general admission and $15 for VIP seats.

Long has been seen on NBC, FOX, ESPN and the Bob and Tom Show. For the past 11 years he’s written the comedy sketches for the NFL on FOX pregame show.

Long tells his story of growing up in the Cornstalk Ghetto of Iowa and suffering through an extremely dysfunctional childhood.

No two Long performances are ever the same. Depending on the audience, he can bring a PG to R-rated show. His latest show is called Good Dad…Not a Great Dad and it’s an edgy, but sometimes poignant exploration of having twins at 40 years old.

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