Hoosier pop-rock singer Henry Lee Summer, best-known for upbeat, feel-good hits such during the late 1980s — especially 1988’s “I Wish I Had a Girl” — will play a free, outdoor concert Saturday.
The event, at the Columbus Moose Lodge No. 398, Eighth and Washington streets, will benefit two charities through donations of money and toys.
- The Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund provides gifts for youngsters of struggling families at Christmas.
- Wish For Our Heroes is a national veterans outreach that has served veterans in Bartholomew County.
Brian Holbrook, a concert organizer for the lodge, remembers seeing Summer in the performer’s heyday when he had three different songs on the charts, including “Hands On the Radio” from 1988 and “Hey Baby” from 1989.
Holbrook figures Summer, who has performed in Columbus before, still boasts a fairly loyal following.
Summer has opened for nationally touring acts such as Chicago, Don Henley and The Doobie Brothers.
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.