Summer 2018 FREE Outdoor Concerts in Toledo


Summer 2018 FREE Outdoor Concerts in Toledo

Nothing beats an outdoor summer concert, well, maybe one thing does, a FREE outdoor summer concert! And Toledo and the surrounding area have no shortage of outdoor summer concerts….there is practically one for every day of the week! So grab the sunblock, bug spray, blanket, and pack a lunch/snack, and enjoy all the talented music groups based right here in NW Ohio! Here is this summer’s lineup….

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SUNDAYS

Rhythm on the River

Concerts are scheduled Sundays from end of June through October by the Wright Pavilion on the towpath along the Maumee River. Concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music!  In the event of inclement weather, events are moved to the old Fire Station.

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A wide variety of musical genres are presented during the season, as well as musical instruments used. The season concludes with a performance by the Otsego Show Choir and High School Band.

Schedule TBA

Website: http://www.grandrapidshistoricalsociety.org/rhythm-on-the-river.html

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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These concerts take place on Wednesdays at the Main Library downtown, on the side lawn, 12:15pm-1:15pm. Bring a blanket and a brown bag lunch, sit back, relax, and enjoy!!

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Jun. 6 at 12:15pm…Music: Hear The Jeff Williams Group!

Jun. 13 at 12:15 pm…Music: FOLK

Kerry Patrick Clark is a musical Norman Rockwell. His palette is a simple 12-note scale, a 6-string guitar and one voice that seeks to sing hope into the human experience. His songs are the compass that points the heart home. Kerry is a former member of the folk group, The New Christy Minstrels, a Martin Guitar Preferred artist and the singer/songwriter of the #1 folk song of 2014!

Jun. 20 at 12:15pm…Music: Caribbean

An exciting performance group featuring the popular sounds of Caribbean steel drum bands, this 14-member ensemble plays events and concerts. The happy sounds are immediately appealing to a wide audience, and are a hit at every appearance.

Jun. 27 at 12:15 pm…Music: Maumee Community Band (Concert Band/Patriotic)

The Maumee Community Band seeks to provide an opportunity for individual musical expression, enjoyment, and growth among its members; to provide an opportunity for contact among area musicians; to enrich the activities of the community it serves; and to reconfirm the position of the community concert band in American music.

Jul. 11 at 12:15pm…Music: Pop, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Country

Energetic and engaging! Fu5ion is a party band from Toledo, Ohio mixing five different genres of music: Pop, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Country from different eras. Members of Fu5ion have played for over ten years together, and individually members of the party band have over 25 years of experience performing locally, nationally, and overseas.

Jul. 18 at 12:15 pm…Music: Children’s

Just kiddin’ around with Elisa and Chuck Hage (Children’s)

Jul. 25 at 12:15 pm…Music: Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music)

Xplozivo (Tejano)

Aug. 1 at 12:15 pm…Music: Classic music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

“Elixer” is Dave Rybaczewski and Walter Guy. “Elixer” has been performing a unique and growing set list of classic music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in the Toledo, Ohio area since 2005.

 

THURSDAYS

Lunch at Levis Square Downtown Toledo

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lunchatlevisThursday, July 26 at 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: 285 N Saint Clair St Toledo, Ohio 43604

Music: Bradberries

Come check us out the Bradberries at Lunch at Levis Square in Downtown Toledo. They perform from 11:30am until 1:15pm. So take an extra-long lunch, bring the kids, pack a lunch or eat at the food trucks, enjoy the weather, and listen to some tunes!

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Thursday, August 16 at 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: 285 N Saint Clair St Toledo, Ohio 43604

Music: Country

Black Swamp Rebels return to Lunch at Levis!

 

Music at the Market

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Outdoor Concert Series on Thursday evenings, from June 7th through August 30th, 2018. Bring a chair or blanket!

Location: Commodore Schoolyard (140 E. Indiana Ave. Louisiana Avenue at Indiana Avenue Perrysburg, OH 43551)

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Featured Program: The House Band

Rain Location: Commodore Building / Juliet Beck Auditorium

 

FRIDAYS

 

Noon Tunes on the Lawn

 

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Location: Wildwood Metropark Manor House Front Lawn, Gazebo

June 15th @ noon

Music: TBA

Bring a lawn chair and your lunch to Wildwood Preserve. Relax for an hour on the Manor House grounds as local musical artists provide the entertainment for a fun summer memory in the parks. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers

 

 

ProMedica Summer Concert Series @ Promenade Park

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June 8th @ 6:15pm

ProMedica Summer Concert Series – Gospel Night, FREE

Featuring Rance Allen Group and special guests Kerry Patrick Clark, Tracee Perryman and Marcus Devine, Tiffany Campbell and 3rd Generation and Chris Byrd and True Victory Sponsored by Cedar Creek Church

June 22nd @ 6:15pm

ProMedica Summer Concert Series – Jazz Fest, FREE

Featuring Gene Parker Group, Kim Buehler Quartet, Michael J. Reed and Reedify and the Mike Lorenz Trio with Evelyn Wright Sponsored by Hylant

July 4th @10:05pm

ProMedica Summer Concert Series – Toledo Symphony, FREE

Fireworks following at 10:05 p.m.

July 20th @ 6:15pm

ProMedica Summer Concert Series – Soul Night, FREE

Sponsored by the University of Toledo! The ProMedica Concert Series aims to bring the community together in the rejuvenated Promenade Park.

August 31st @ 6:15pm

ProMedica Summer Concert Series – Worship Night, FREE

Sponsored by Xpereince Church!! The ProMedica Concert Series aims to bring the community together in the rejuvenated Promenade Park.

 

SATURDAYS

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Ottawa Park 2018 Summer Concert Series

Location: Ottawa Park Amphitheater (2205 Kenwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43606)

Time: 6pm-8pm

The historic Amphitheater in Ottawa Park was WPA constructed in 1935-1936. It is located on a sloping piece of ground surrounded by trees in a bird sanctuary section of the park. The 500 tons of stone came from a quarry near Whitehouse. The small scrubs and trees planted then are now nearly 100 feet tall! Over the years the seating area has been rebuilt, a handicap accessible ramp added, a stage with backdrops, electricity, and a storage facility. It holds about 750 people. It is the only venue for free open air concerts in this area.

Since it opened the Amphitheater has been used for church services, Broadway productions, Shakespeare plays, Magic shows, and lots of live music. Free summer concerts have been held since at least 1963…and continue today! Here’s Summer 2018 Concert Series Schedule…

 

July 14     The Good, The Bad & The Blues (Blues)

July 21     Madison Avenue Band (Lots of Favorites)

July 28     East River Drive (Las Vegas Show Music

Aug 4       Nu-Tones (British Invasion)

Aug 11     Not Fast Enuff (Hi Energy Party Band)

Aug 18     Boffo (Classic Rock)

 

 

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