See the 2018 band line up for Edgewater Live, by the Cleveland Metroparks. (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer)

Mark your calendars for Cleveland Metroparks’ free summer concerts Thursdays at Edgewater Live and Friday at Euclid Beach Live, beginning May 31 and June 1 and running through the first week of August.

Aside from the bands, visitors can sample a rotating lineup of more than a dozen Cleveland food trucks each week and enjoy happy hour on the beach, on the west and east sides of Cleveland.

Edgewater Live

Evenings at Edgewater start at 4:30 p.m. with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program. Headliners play 6-9 p.m.

May 31 – Yachtly Crue | Yacht Rock, ’70s & ’80s
June 7 – Old Skool | ’90s Hip Hop
June 14 – Radio Tokyo | Modern Pop
June 21 – Front Porch Lights | Indie Rock
June 28 – Wanted: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band | Pop Rock
July 12 – Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band | Reggae
July 19 – Disco Inferno | ’70s
July 26 – John King | Country
Aug. 2 – The Hot City Symphony | Classic Rock

New at Edgewater is the Nature Shop, where you can rent standup paddleboards, umbrellas and chairs and buy beach gear. The Edgewater Beach House sells drinks and made-to-order food.

And nearby is Whiskey Island Live, at the Whiskey Island Still and Eatery, with live bands 6-10 p.m.

(Although you might want to find an alternate route to the concert, with the Shoreway down to one lane because of construction.)

Edgewater Beach Live


Euclid Beach Live

Friday parties start June 1, with music and food vendors 6-9 p.m. at Euclid Beach Park.
Visitors can see work on the new 285-foot Euclid Beach Pier, which is scheduled to open this fall 2018 with stellar views of downtown Cleveland.

June 1 – Faith & Whiskey | Classic Rock/Country
June 8 – Spirit Plus Band | R&B
June 15 – Ovation Band | Dance/Disco/Motown
June 22 – Sending up Songs of Praise | Gospel
June 29 – Kinsman Dazz Band | R&B
July 6 – Forecast | Jazz
July 13 – Aretifex | Motown/R&B
July 20 – Angel P and the Creative Players | Jazz/Neo-Soul
July 27 – Celebration Band | Doo-Wop/Oldies
Aug. 3 – Jah Messengers Reggae Band | Reggae

Euclid Beach Live