“This is an opportunity to take that break in the middle of the week, and to be exposed to music, culture and the outdoors all in one fell swoop is great. … This is an opportunity to be out, enjoying nature and the beautiful season, and have free music,” Barkley said.
Concerts will be held lakeside with performers on the gazebo, just outside of the Ronald Reagan Lodge. Guests may bring chairs and blankets.
“There will be an enhanced focus on providing family fun activities during the concerts for families who bring children,” Barkley said.
Families can take advantage of several rental options while at the concert, including bikes and paddleboats. There will be an expanded family yard game area close to the concert area, so parents can listen to the concert while they play with their children. Younger children will also have an opportunity to play on the playground. Food options and adult beverages will be available for purchase on the Ronald Reagan Lodge patio.
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How to go
What: MetroParks Hump Day Concert Series
When: The series will kick off on Wednesday, May 31, with Stagger Lee Band. Concerts will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 16 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Voice of America MetroPark, Gazebo on the Lake, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester
Cost: Free. Park permit required. Permits are free to Butler County residents. Nonresidents are $5 daily or $10 annually for a permit.
More info: For a complete lineup and details or to register, go online to www.YourMetroParks.net or call (513) 867-5835. Registration not required.
MetroParks Hump Day Concert Series 2017 performance schedule:
May 31: Stagger Lee Band
June 7: Saffire Express
June 14: Ty Cooper
June 21: The Belairs
June 28: Jamison Road
July 5: Oh La La
July 12: The Sunburners
July 19: Kelsey Mira
July 26: Hickory Robot
August 2: The McCartney Project
August 9: Square Thirteen
August 16: Parrots of the Caribbean