Concert goers watch the performance in Carle Park. Urbana, IL. Photo by Diana Diggs

Concert goers watch the performance in Carle Park. Urbana, IL. Photo by Diana Diggs

The summer season is finally here, and what better way to spend the warm weather and extra free time than listening to free live music? This summer, the Urbana Park District is hosting free outdoor concerts every week. These weekly shows will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. until August 6 and will feature an array of great local bands and artists. The concert series kicked off on Wednesday, May 28 at Carle Park with a show by E.S.P. The next show will take place on Wednesday, June 4 at Wheatfield Park and features local band High Cotton. Following performances will include The Live Jukebox Show, Keith Harden and The Shy Guys.

The majority of the shows will be held at neighborhood parks, with the venue varying from week to week. For more information regarding postponements, scheduling, nightly features and locations, visit the Urbana Park District website (http://urbanaparks.org). Free popcorn, lemonade, fun family activities and a groovy mix of tunes are all guaranteed. So, why not spend a warm summer evening outside enjoying the musical talents of CU musicians? Not only do these events make for enjoyable summer evenings, but they additionally provide community members with the opportunity to support and discover talented local artists. Younger attendees will also have the chance to check out an Urbana Police squad car and visit with an officer. So, grab some chairs and a picnic dinner, gather up family and friends and head out to Neighborhood Nights!

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