Summers in Ohio are brief. Before long, the kids will be back in school, and nights will be filled with homework, dance classes and football practice. Now is the time to soak up as much summer fun as you can, and nothing says summer fun better that spending an evening under the stars, surrounded by family and friends. Add in an outdoor concert at Aurora’s Veterans Memorial Park, and you’ve got a free, fun-filled evening.
The concerts are held at Aurora’s Veterans Memorial Park, near Doogan’s, the Cinemark 10 Theater and Starbucks Coffee, on Wednesday evenings. The 2.4-acre park features benches, a fountain and a large gazebo, which serves as the stage for each performance. There’s plenty of parking in the shopping center lot adjacent to the park, and a plethora of places to find snacks and beverages to enjoy during each performances. There are still some great shows left on the schedule, so make plans to attend a show soon!
On Wednesday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., My Drunk’n Uncle (MDU) will take the stage. They’ll be performing danceable rock hits from the 70s and 80s, giving you a perfect excuse to bust out your best boogie moves and dance like nobody is watching. State Farm Agent Greg Rodi sponsors the evening’s performance.
On Wednesday, August 5, the Atrium in Aurora presents the Chardon Polka Band. The band is known for playing polka with an attitude. Check them out from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
On August 19, Rudy and the Professionals will perform Caribbean-inspired reggae music from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation will sponsor this final concert of the season.
It’s not too late! Before the season slips away, take time to take in an outdoor performance with your family and friends. Bring your blanket or chair, or grab a spot on the slope near the gazebo. Mother Nature won’t stop the music — if the weather is less-than-ideal, concerts will be moved indoors to Doogan’s.
Veterans Memorial Park is easy to find at 40 W Garfield Road (State Route 82). Stop in on a Wednesday evening to savor some of the last shows of summer. And there’s no reason to miss out, since these fun summer concerts won’t cost you a dime.