Lorain’s 2018 season of Rockin’ on the River includes all kinds of tribute bands. (Lorain Port Authority)

Lorain’s Rockin’ on the River opens May 25 with Dirty Deeds, an AC/DC tribute band.

The summer Friday-and-Saturday night concert series at Black River Landing embraces all sorts of music, from country legends to boy bands. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the shows, which generally cost $5 and run until 11 p.m.

You can buy season’s tickets for $80. Lawn chairs are allowed, but outside food and beverages are not permitted.

The series ran in Cuyahoga Falls for 28 years, but in 2014 moved to Lorain, where crowds as big as 15,000 can gather at Black River Landing.

Here’s the schedule:

May 25: Dirty Deeds Xtreme AC/DC with special guests The Michael Weber Show

June 1: 7 Bridges, Ultimate Eagles Tribute with special guests King’s Highway

June 8: Zoso, Led Zepplin Tribute with special guests Paul Fayrewether

June 15: Country Legends, Tributes to Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band with special guests Caliber

June 29: Boy Band Review, Music of NSync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and more with special guests Recess

June 30: Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd Tribute with special guests Collin Dussault’s Blues Project

July 6: Draw the Line, Aerosmith Tribute with special guests My Drunken Uncle

July 7: Hairball, A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock with special guests Faction

July 13: Four Horsemen, Metallica Tribute with special guests Ultimate Ozzy

July 14: Bostyx featuring David Victor of Boston with special guests Straight On, a Heart Tribute

July 27: Appetite for Destruction, Guns n Roses Tribute with special guests Butch Armstrong

Aug. 3: Eliminator, ZZ Top Tribute with special guests Harvest, a Neil Young Tribute

Aug. 4: Shining Star, Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute with Hollywood Swinging, a Kool & the Gang Tribute, and BBI

Aug. 10: Disco Inferno with special guests 1988

Aug. 17: Ultimate Aldean, Jason Aldean Tribute with special guests Monica Robins & the Ninja Cowboys

Aug. 24: Escape, Journey Tribute with special guests CIA

Aug. 25: Michael Stanley & The Resonators with special guests The Juke Hounds Who’s Bad, Michael

Aug. 31: Jackson Tribute with special guests Velvet Shake Mr. Speed, KISS Tribute with special guests

Sept. 1: Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups

Which ones are you planning to attend?

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