The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce hosts 30 live music stations — from Neil Young cover bands to bagpipes — every third Thursday, from May through September. Enjoy the music, Vermilion’s restaurants and retail, and a sunset on Main Street Beach. And it’s all free.

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Enjoy more than 75 vendors of various mediums, concessions and live music, all across the road from Huntington Beach, part of the Cleveland Metroparks. The event will be held rain or shine.

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Every second Friday, starting in June, Flats East Bank celebrates summer with music, sweet treats, beverages and outdoor entertainment for Flat Outs Friday. Admission is free, and proceeds benefit non-profits. Schedule June 8: Binge Red July 13: Faction Aug. 10: Carlos Jones and the Plus Band Sept. 14 Boat Drinks Band, Buffett Tribute Night

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Help choose the opening act for Taste on the Lake in a battle of Cleveland bands, performing original songs. Vote for your favorite band online to open at this summer’s Taste on the Lake July 7.

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Edgewater Live features performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program at 4:30 p.m. and headliners from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the beach, the sunset, the music and a a rotating lineup of more than a dozen local food trucks each week   Edgewater LIVE lineup May 31 – Yachtly Crue | Yacht…

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The Rockin’ on the River 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, most of which cost $5 and run until 11 p.m. You can buy season’s tickets for $80. Lawn chairs are allowed, but…

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You need a soundtrack for summer: mellow songs for watching the sun set, classic songs for drinking a beer with a buddy on the back deck, big songs for rocking out in the car, windows down, on the way to the beach. We’re not just talking the fleeing hits that dominate one season: the “Call…

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All are welcome in Lakeside Chautauqua. All can participate in the community’s myriad activities, from art classes to shuffleboard. The 1-square-mile private community, which was just named one of the 10 best little beach towns on the Great Lakes, draws 150,000 visitors each year to the shores of Lake Erie. It has a gate fee…

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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…

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A year after Toby Keith rocked Put-in-Bay, Rascal Flatts will headline the second annual Bash at the Bay Aug. 30 at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Tickets will go on sale Friday, ranging $69 to $175 on ETIX. Rascal Flatts, originally from Columbus, is well known for hit songs like “These Days” and “Bless The Broken Road.” Opening…

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