Frugal Friday Finds: Free Summer Music Concerts
Listen to the music for free. Tap your toes at any of the following destinations offering a series of free music concerts this summer.
Door County, Wisconsin
Sister Bay’s Wednesday concerts run from mid-June to mid-August. Music ranges from folk to jazz.
Spend Saturday nights at the Big Band Dancers inside the Centennial Park Event Shelter. You can’t dance? No problem. Free group lessons are held 7:00-7:30 pm and at 8:30-8:50 pm. Grab a partner and try the Tango, Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Salsa. http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Cultural-Arts/Free-Summer-Concerts.aspx
Navarre Beach, Florida
Thursdays in the Park delivers two hours of early evening fun for the whole family. Performances are 6:00-8:00 p.m. every Thursday in Navarre Park. http://business.navarrechamber.com/events/details/thursdays-in-the-park-free-summer-concert-3362
Local bands, like Shannon and the Merger, entertain downtown crowds during the Mellon Square Concert Series at noon every Thursday through August 21. http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/mellon-square-concerts
A variety of concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. throughout Washington parks. Music ranges from Honky Tonk & Country Swing to Diva-Powered Motown & Funk. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/489141 for details.
San Diego, California
Twilight in the Park every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
Music includes everything from Polka, Waltz and Oompah! to Salsa Orquestra. http://www.balboapark.org/visit/summer-events
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The Keepin’ It Free concerts begin around 5:00 p.m with an opening band. The main act arrives around 7:00 p.m. This summer’s line up includes: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Uncle Lucius, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, and The Infamous Stringdusters. http://www.keepinitfree.com/
Whistler, BC Canada
When visiting the resort town, consult http://www.whistler.com/events/concerts/ for updates on free live music and roving street performers. You could hear the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on July 5 or kick up your heels to some country swing with Corb Lund August 22.