The final cruise-in of the 2022 season, presented by Main Street of Hope, is set for 5 p.m. Friday on the Hope Town Square.

Set to a soundtrack offered by local band favorite Dirty Laundry, this cruise-in will offer a wide array of slick hot rods and rock and roll.

“We are looking forward to wrapping up this season with hopefully our biggest event yet,” says Jason Eckart, Hope Town Manager. “I am excited to be able to listen to Dirty Laundry’s style of rock and roll and I think it is going to make for a really fun last event of the season.”

Dirty Laundry vocalist Lynn Reese says those who come out for the show can expect an interactive experience. And, given the family-friendly venue, this show will offer some fun opportunities for audience participation.

“I like for everyone to be a part of it,” Reese says. “It’s crazy how you can get someone out of their shell by handing them a cow bell or tambourine.”

From rock and roll to funk and country, Dirty Laundry offers a bit of something for every musical palate, including tunes ranging from Fleetwood Mac and AC/DC to Kenny Chesney and the Commodores.

“What I am really looking forward to is everyone of all ages coming out,” Reese says. “Because there’s a lot of people who don’t like to go to the clubs and bars and they miss out.”

Last month’s cruise-in attracted more nearly four dozen cars and raised $440 in donations and t-shirt sales, Eckart says.

Reflecting on this cruise-in season, Eckart readily admits that the weather wasn’t always cooperative, but beyond that was a great season with many memorable bands, including last month’s performance by Jim Hayden and the Country Playboys.

Despite uncooperative weather, Eckart has kept true to his word that no cruise-in would ever be canceled due to rain.

“The cruise-ins will continue next season rain or shine,” he says.

Next season will also see some changes, including the addition of more awards to be won.

As always, area businesses and restaurants will be open for business Friday evening. Eckart says he is very appreciative of the community’s involvement this season.

“It is a win-win for the town of Hope and local businesses,” he says. “We’ve had a lot of different cars and it’s been a really fun season.”