Lakeview Park summer concert series draws crowds – Morning Journal
Lorain County Metro Parks has been hosting a series of concerts in various parks since early summer.
The free summer concert series at Lakeview Park in Lorain takes place every week at 6 p.m.
Jadelynn Showalter, the acting manager of Lakeview Park, says the shows have had good attendance rates every week.
“The concert really gives people something fun to do,” she said. “They can get out of the house, come to the lake and enjoy the show.
The genre of music varies from week to week in hopes of attracting diverse groups of crowds and appealing to different preferences.
“We want to expose people to different types of music,” Showalter said. “We know everyone likes to hear different types of music, so we like to offer that variety. “
Showalter says the majority of talent is locally based or connected to the region.
Dirty Shirley’s band performed jazz variety music on July 22.
The Progressive Field Dixieland Band will close this summer concert series on July 29.
The July 15 concert at Lakeview Park has been canceled due to bad weather.
Ronnie Roadhouse, a goodtime / feelgood genre group, will perform on Wednesday, August 11.
Showalter says she would like to see a more diverse age group at concerts.
“It’s really great for any age,” she said. “We tend to have an older audience, but it’s a family event.
“We hope to attract young people. “
Latin City Soul will perform at 6 p.m. at Music Under the Stars in Lakeview Park on September 12.
As more and more events take place at Lakeview Park, Showalter says the historic rose garden needs help from the community to maintain it.
There will be a community cleaning of the rose garden on Wednesday July 28.
“We are looking for people from the community to help us pull out the weeds and care for the roses,” she said. “We had a cleanup a few weeks ago which was quite successful, so we would like to keep the momentum going. “
Interested musicians or volunteers can contact Showalter at (440) 245-1193.