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Sounds of Summer bringing free concerts, along with food trucks and beer, to 5 Metroparks locations

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Posted at 8:50 AM, May 09, 2022

CLEVELAND — The Sounds of Summer, a new, free traveling concert series featuring local bands, food trucks and a beer garden, is coming to locations throughout the Emerald Necklace this spring and summer on the last Friday of each month, the Cleveland Metroparks announced Monday.

News 5 asked Metroparks if these events come in lieu of the popular Edgewater Live shows, the future of which has been the subject of much speculation online, and the Metroparks confirmed that is the case.

The Sounds of Summer kicks off May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the historic former U.S. Coast Guard Station in Lakefront Reservation. Each concert will feature a beer garden and food trucks.

Burning River Festival 2019
Great Lakes "Burning River" Festival at the Old Coast Guard Station in Cleveland on June 21, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)

  • May 27 – historic former U.S. Coast Guard Station, Lakefront Reservation
    —featuring Billy Likes Soda / 80s covers
  • June 24 – Wildwood Marina, Euclid Creek Reservation
    —featuring The Level Up Band / R&B and Soul
  • July 29 – Stinchcomb Memorial, Rocky River Reservation
    —featuring The Mourning Glory Band / Classic Rock
  • August 26 – Huntington Beach, Huntington Reservation
    —featuring Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band / Reggae
  • September 30 – Squire’s Castle, North Chagrin Reservation
    —featuring Cleveland’s Breakfast Club / 80s covers

Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic, bring a chair and enjoy the scenic views of the Metroparks.

Video below shows highlights of summertime at the Metroparks:

Highlights of summer at Cleveland Metroparks

Open for summer...
If you’re looking for a bite to eat or a drink with a view, Merwin’s Wharf is offering a new summer happy hour beginning Tuesday, May 17. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., visitors can enjoy live music, lawn games and food trucks. 

Edgewater Live 2018
Opening night of Edgewater Live at Edgewater Park on May 31, 2018. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)

In addition to Merwin’s Wharf, Metroparks will have the following restaurants and concessions open:

  • E.55 on the Lake – opens May 12:

—Thursday-Sunday – noon to 9 p.m.
Full-Service Concessions

  • Edgewater Beach House – opens May 14:
    —Wednesday-Sunday – noon to 8 p.m.
  • The Noshery – opens May 18:
    —Wednesday-Sunday – noon to 9 p.m.
  • Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe – opens May 25:
    —Wednesday-Sunday – noon to 8 p.m.
  • Wildwood Marina Concession – opens May 25:
    —Wednesday-Sunday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Park concessions at Wallace Lake and Edgewater Pier will open daily beginning May 28. Additional concession areas at Euclid Beach and Hinckley Spillway will open on weekends only beginning June 4.

e55 patio
e55th patio on July 10, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)

Water Taxi
Beginning Friday, May 27, the eLCee2 Water Taxi will offer free service between the East and West Bank of the Flats every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m.

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