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'Rock the Lock' returns this summer with full line-up of your favorite tribute bands beginning May 27

Lock 3 Akron
Posted at 10:24 AM, Apr 15, 2022

AKRON, Ohio — Rock the Lock, the annual summer concert series, is returning to Akron’s Lock 3 beginning on May 27 with Into the Blue, an ELO Tribute, with Sunflurry.

Beginning Friday, May 27 through September 2, Lock 3 will host tribute bands, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts beginning at 7 p.m.

All concerts are presented in partnership with 97.5 WONE. Concerts are free unless otherwise specified.

  • May 27  Into The Blue ELO Tribute with Sunflurry
  • June 3   Draw The Line The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute with Lady Lyre
  • (Sat.) June 4   Donnie Iris and The Cruisers with Ravenwood Tickets available at The Akron Civic Theatre
  • June 10   Fleetwood Macked Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Kerosene
  • June 17   Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience with Akron’s Magic Alex *($5 Admission)*
  • June 24   Satisfaction International Rolling Stones Tribute with The Twistoffs
  • July 1     E5C4P3 Journey Tribute with Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings (RWB Fest)
  • (Sat.) July 2       Bruce in The USA World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Sinners and Saints (RWB Fest)
  • (Sun.) July 3      The Best of Queen featuring The Georgia Players Guild with Xcess featuring Andrea (RWB Fest)
  • July 8      Best of Times A Tribute to STYX with The Michael Weber Show
  • July 15    Double Vision The Foreigner Experience with Blue Hour *($5 Admission)*
  • (Sat.) July 16    Who’s Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute with Umojah Nation A LOCK 3 EXTRA!
  • July 22    Atomic Punks The Tribute to Early Van Halen with Neil Zaza
  • July 29    Hard Days Night  A Beatles Tribute with The Angie Haze Project
  • Aug. 12   Full Moon Fever  Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tribute with Ben Gage
  • Aug. 19    Hotel California The Original Tribute to The Eagles with Walking in Circles *($5 Admission)*
  • Aug. 26  Straight On The Heart Tribute with The Ladies Night
  • Sept. 2    ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute with Ravenwood (Pizza Fest)

Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food to the concerts. Outside alcohol is not permitted, but it is available for purchase inside Lock 3.

“I’m excited to announce this year’s ‘Rock the Lock’ concert schedule,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “Each year, this concert series brings thousands of Akronites and guests into Akron’s ‘central park’ to enjoy good music, good company, and good times. We can’t wait to entertain you again this summer so mark your calendars and come on down.”

The concerts have open seats and you're encouraged to bring your own blanket or chair.

Lock 3’s full summer 2022 event schedule including additional concerts, jazz nights, festivals, movie nights, and more will be released on April 25.

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