The inaugural Playin’ on the Plaza event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at – where else? – the Downtown Plaza across from Stephenville City Hall.

One of the event organizers, Stephenville City Secretary Cindy Stafford explains, “There’s no admission fee, and it’s not a city event, just a bunch of folks getting together to socialize, listen to some good music and grab something good to eat off the several food trucks we’re inviting to be there.”

Stafford says the organizers encourage everybody to bring a cooler of drinks or bottle of wine and lawn chairs, kick back and enjoy.

She said the idea came from a friend who mentioned that people have these kinds of events all over Texas, and that she and her family had been to several of them.

“We just thought, that sounds like fun, why shouldn’t we do that in Stephenville?” Stafford said.

The Intermediate Blues Band will be playing with music starting at 7 p.m.

The local band consists of Carey Fraser, Sam Lopez, Kyle Everett, Wade Whitehead and Wayne Atchley. Vocalist is Stacey Slinger.