Hot sounds downtown

American Merit members Evan Shepperd, drums, and Alex Smith, lead vocals and guitar, rock out Friday evening during the Hot Summer Sounds concert series event on the Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Temple. The concert lived up to its name as the high temperature Friday hit 102 degrees, continuing a streak of 100+ degree days in Central Texas caused by a lingering heat wave. That streak might end today since the forecast high is only 99 degrees.