Mecklenburg County’s Summer Sizzle Music Series Is Free For All

Concerts are happening at parks across the county, including First Ward Park, Romare Bearden Park and Freedom Park.

Summer is here and with it, Mecklenburg County’s Summer Sizzle Music Series! There are plenty of opportunities all summer long to go to one of Charlotte’s parks and enjoy some free entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

“Sounds of Summer” at First Ward Park
Dates: Fridays including May 3rd, June 14th, August 9th & September 13th
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: First Ward Park, 301 E. 7th St.
Who: May 3rd – Yonder Mountain String Band | June 14th – HISS Golden Messenger | August 9th – Brett Dennen | September 13th – Keller & the Keels

“Party in the Park” at Romare Bearden Park
Date: Wednesdays including May 15th & 29th, June 12th & 26th, July 10th & 24th, August 7th & 21th, September 4th & 18th
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Who: Steve Owens & Summertime, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, Hip Pocket, The Entertainers, Randy Clay Band, Band of Oz, Rick Strickland Band, Too Much Sylvia, Blackwater Band, & Chairmen of the Board

“Bearden Music Series” at Romare Bearden Park
Date: Saturdays including July 13th, August 10th & September 7th
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church Street
Who: Latin – Grupo Fantasma, Blues – Eric Gales & Jazz – Spyro Gyra

“Freedom Jazz Series” at Freedom Park
Date: Saturdays including June 15th, July 27th & August 24th
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd.
Who: Marqueal Jordan, Marcus Johnson & Michael Manson