Summer is upon us, the skies are blue and the weather is beautiful. It can only mean one thing—the return of concert season. With all the events this summer, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate. Here’s TCP’s Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Concerts.
Old West End Festival
June 1-3 | All day.
Toledo’s weirdest and wackiest block party covers a lot of ground with live music between the streets of Woodruff and Delaware. See the full listing of entertainment at TCP’s Guide to the Old West End Festival 2018.
toledooldwestend.com | Free
TMA ‘It’s Fridays’
6:30-8:30pm | Fridays (beginning July 13)
This popular concert series moves to the great outdoors starting July 13th featuring local, regional, and touring bands of all genres.
July 13: Ramona Collins
July 20: It’s Essential
July 27: Intuition
August 3: Old State Line
August 10: The Go Rounds
August 24: Howlin’ Mercy
August 31: The Skip Turner Band
toledomuseum.org | Free
TMA 5th Annual Block Party
6-10pm | Saturday, July 7
Toledo Museum of Art’s campus comes alive with its annual block party. Monroe St. fills with vendors and special live performances. Details TBA.
toledomuseum.org | Free
Red Bird Local Fest | Maple & Main Fest
4-11pm | Saturday, June 9
Downtown Sylvania. Bands, Bits & Brews. Maple St & Main St.
Katie & Jordan Show, The Interrupters, Twin Pfunk, The Overtown Project
downtownsylvania.org | Free
Ottawa Park Summer Concert Series
6-8pm | Saturdays (beginning July 14)
Free concerts in the outdoor amphitheater at Ottawa Park. Bring the whole family!
July 14: The Good, the Bad & the Blues
July 21: Madison Ave Band
July 28: East River Drive
August 4: The Nu-Tones
August 11: Not Fast Enuff
August 18: Boffo
ottawapark.org | Free
Promenade Park Concerts
Unless otherwise noted, concerts are at 6pm on Fridays.
ProMedica summer concert series will attract huge crowds to downtown with these concerts on the waterfront. Times and prices vary.
Saturday, June 2: Gladys Knight, Ramona Collins. $10.
June 8: Gospel Night featuring Rance Allen Group. Free
June 15: Eli Young Band. $10.
June 22: Jazz Fest featuring Gene Parker Group, Kim Buehler Quartet, Michael Reed & Reedify, Mike Lorenz Trio with Evelyn Wright. Free
June 29: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. $10.
Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day TSO. 9pm. Free
July 13: Gin Blossoms. $10.
July 27: SWV, Kwame, Special Ed, Monie Love, Chub Rock, Dana Dane and The Young Professionals. $10.
Saturday, August 4: Blues On the Water featuring John Primer Blues Band, Midnight Rockers w. Bobby G & Curtis Grant Johnny Rawls, Jeff Jenson. $10.
August 10: KC & the Sunshine Band. $10.
August 24: OAR, Matt Nathanson, The New Respects. $10.
Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
Toledo’s oldest amphitheatre will be host to only two concerts this season, but they’re going to be memorable.
Friday, May 25: 8pm | Steve Martin & Martin Short featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. $65.
Sunday, June 24: 7pm | Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra, KT Tunstall. $45.
Jazz in the Garden at Toledo Botanical
6:30-8:30pm | Fridays
Get groovy at the Garden with the summer Jazz Series.
July 12: Toledo Jazz Orchestra
July 19: Kelly Broadway Quartet
July 26: Cakewalkin’ Jass Band
August 2: Ramona Collins Sextet
August 9: Gene Parker Quintet
August 16: Lori LeFevre-Johnson Quintet
August 23: Quartet Bernadette
August 30: 5th Element
toledogrows.org | $10
All summer long, this venue with a recent remodel is host to outdoor concerts. Come early to swim in the quarry, grab some dinner in downtown Sylvania, and let’s get down. Times and prices vary.
Thursday, June 14: Alison Krauss. $38.
Friday, June 15: Summer Disco Party. $30.
Tuesday, July 3: Star Spangled Celebration. $5.
Saturday, July 7: Get the Led Out. $23.
Saturday, July 14: 1964 The Tribute. $40.
Sunday, July 15: Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang. $34.
Wednesday, July 18: The Beach Boys. $32.
Sunday, July 29: Halestorm / In This Moment. $42.
Thursday, August 2: STYX. $37.
Tuesday, August 7: Boy George and Culture Club. $40.
Friday, August 10: 80’s Explosion Party. $30.
Uptown Maumee Saturdays
5:30-7:30pm | Every Saturday in June.
The streets of downtown Maumee will host an outdoor celebration with food trucks, family activities and live music.
June 2: Curtain 8
June 9: Isaac Snyder
June 16: Dave Carpenter
June 23: Jeannie and Joe
June 30: Doug Wilson
maumeeuptown.com | Free
Brown Bag Concerts at the Main Library
12-1pm | Wednesdays
Take some time during the lunch hour to enjoy a free concert on the Toledo Public Library’s Main Lawn.
June 6: Jeff Williams Group
June 13: Kerry Patrick Clark
June 20: Glass City Steel
June 27: Maumee Community Band
July 1: Fu5ion
July 18: Just Kiddin’ Around with Elisa and Chuck Hage (Children’s)
July 25: Xplozivo
August 1: Elixer
toledolibrary.org | Free
Music by the River at Maumee Branch Library
7-8pm | Tuesdays: June 19, July 10, August 7
Enjoy live music on the beautiful grounds of the Maumee Branch Library. Music TBA.
toledolibrary.org | Free
Music on the Verandah & Ice Cream Social
6pm | Wednesdays
Home of former President R.B. Hayes, Spiegel Grove is a living monument to days gone by and Ohio’s historical past. Bring the family for an old fashioned ice cream social and concert on the veranda.
June 13: Fossil Creek Band
June 27: Grand Royale Ãœkulelists of the Black Swamp
July 11: Honey Creek Preservation Jazz Band
July 25: Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus
August 8: Chrissy & Done
August 22: North Coast Big Band
rbhayes.org | Free, donations.
Hensville Park Concerts
Hensville Park will host a outdoor concert on the big stage after every Friday and Saturday Mud Hens home game between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Fireworks, baseball and music––a match made in heaven. Times vary.
Friday, May 25: Bob Seger Tribute Show
Saturday, May 26: Boffo
Friday, June 8: 56 Daze 80s Party
Saturday, June 9: Venyx Free
Friday, June 15: Motor City Soul
Saturday, June 16: Not Fast Enuff
Friday, June 29: Brent Lowry & The Drifters
Saturday, June 30: Zodiac Click
Sunday, July 1: Nashville Crush
Tuesday, July 3: Amelia Airharts
Friday, July 20: Arctic Clam
Saturday, July 21: Organized KOS
Saturday, July 28: Summer Fleetfest
Friday, August 3: Distant Cousinz
Saturday, August 4: Fusion
Friday, August 17: Eric Sowers Band
Saturday, August 18: Hard Days Night Tribute
Friday, August 24: Skittle Bots
Saturday, August 25: Kiss Tribute Band
hensvilletoledo.com | Free