Free outdoor performances at Summit Metro Parks in August

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There’s a lot to love about summer in the Metro Parks, and these free outdoor August performances should be counted among them:

Friday, August 1, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance
2077 Newton St., Akron
The City of Akron presents the ReBeats, performing music from the British Invasion. For information, call 330-375-2311.

Sunday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: BOY=GIRL
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Onondaga Deck
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the eclectic bluegrass music of Boy=Girl's Paul Kovac and Jen Mauer during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, August 5, 5 p.m.
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area
521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls
Enjoy an evening of free swimming from 5 to 8 p.m. and live music at 6:30 by the Metro Parks Ensemble. Concert cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is in the forecast, call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. for status.

Friday, August 8, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance
2077 Newton St., Akron
The City of Akron presents Greased Lightning, a dance and show band. For information, call 330-375-2311.

Sunday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: FOSTER BROWN & MARK SZABO
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Onondaga Deck
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the fabulous music of Foster Brown and Mark Szabo during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, August 12, 5 p.m.
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Silver Creek Metro Park / Bathhouse
5000 Hametown Rd., Norton
Enjoy an evening of free swimming from 5 to 8 p.m. and live music at 6:30 by the Metro Parks Ensemble. Concert cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is in the forecast, call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. for status.

Friday, August 15, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance
2077 Newton St., Akron
The City of Akron presents 4 Us, featuring Mary White, performing modern R&B. For information, call 330-375-2311.

Sunday, August 17, 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: SMOKIN' FEZ MONKEYS
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Onondaga Deck
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the eclectic, fun music of the Smokin' Fez Monkeys during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, August 22, 7 p.m.
FIRESTONE FRIDAY: SINGING OHIO HISTORY
Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd., Akron
Enjoy an evening with Foster Brown as he brings Ohio history to life through song, story and audience participation around the campfire. Includes s’mores sponsored by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. Bring chairs and marshmallow sticks. If it rains, the program will be moved to the shelter. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: TROUBADOURS OF DIVINE BLISS
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Onondaga Deck
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the heartwarming music of the Troubadours of Divine Bliss during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, August 26, 7 p.m.
RANDOM ACT OF MUSIC
Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd., Akron
Weather permitting, the all-volunteer Metro Parks Ensemble will perform an hour of traditional marches, big band standards and oldies. Concert cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is in the forecast, call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. for status.

Sunday, August 31, 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: BILLY CROWBEAK
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Onondaga Deck
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy American Indian flute artist Billy Crowbeak, who plays his handmade flutes and tells their stories during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. For information, call 330-865-8065.

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