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Premier Downtown Akron Outdoor Amphitheater, Lock 3, Releases 2015 Summer Concerts and Events Schedule!

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 04-15-2015

The City of Akron’s Lock 3 amphitheater opens the 2015 summer season with the first Rock the Lock concert, presented by WONE on Friday, May 22nd, on the Akron General Stage featuring Viscous Cycle, The #1 National Lynyrd Skynrd Tribute Band with local band G Force. The venue has hosted more than 2 million visitors since its opening in 2003 and has announced a 2015 summer season with more than 27 Friday and Saturday night concerts, five festivals, 35 community fund-raising events, 11 farmers markets and 15 jazz and gospel events in neighboring Lock 4.

 

WONE’s Friday Night Rock the Lock Concerts

Rock and roll tribute bands have been the signature of Lock 3 on Friday nights during the summer. New tributes and old favorites will perform every Friday from May 22nd – September 4th. Admission is always free to Rock The Lock events and picnic baskets are welcome.

 

Friday Night Cornhole Tournaments sponsored by Miller Lite return to Lock 3 where participants compete for a grand prize of $1,000! The double elimination rounds occur June 1 – August 8 (no tournament the weeks of July 3 & 10). Registration starts at 7pm on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 16 teams. Cost is $20 per team and includes 2 drink tickets for soda or beer and munchies. The first and second place finishers from each week will be invited back to play in the Tournament of Champions on August 14.

 

Lock 3 Live! Concerts

Saturday night concerts include national artists as well as national tribute bands and start on June 27th and continue through September 5th. New this year, Lock 3 is proud to present the US Army Field Band & Soldier’s Chorus on Thursday, June 18 and the US Navy Band Cruisers on Tuesday, August 18. Both are free concerts for the public.

 

For a complete schedule of Rock The Lock and Lock 3 Live! Concerts, admission prices and start times, visit www.lock3live.com.

 

The City of Akron’s Rib, White and Blue Festival July 1st – 4th

Lock 3 expands its gates to South Main Street for Northeast Ohio’s largest 4th of July rib festival, as rib vendors from all over the United States compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. For decades, Akron has celebrated Independence Day with food, fireworks, and music. Admission is free for this event. For a complete list of entertainment, festival times and vendors visit www.akronribfestival.org.

 

The 66th Annual Italian-American Festival July 9th - 11th

The three-day festival opens for lunch on Thursday and Friday and continues through Saturday night. Dozens of vendors of authentic Italian food will be on hand through the three-day event on South Main Street. Admission is free for this event. For a complete list of events visit www.it-am.org.

 

National Hamburger Festival August 8th – 9th

This year marks the 8th anniversary of the National Hamburger Festival. Over 120,000 hamburger fans have enjoyed family fun, great entertainment and one of the largest assortments of hamburgers ever assembled in one place. Admission is $5. For a complete list of contests, entertainment and vendors visit www.hamburgerfestival.com.

 

Global Village Festival Sunday, September 13th

Bring the whole family to celebrate food, music and culture from around the world at the annual Global Village Festival of Akron. Admission is free for this event. For a complete list of events visit www.akrongvf.org.

 

Community Events Abound at Lock 3

Over $1 million has been raised for the charities which have used Lock 3 as a home base for fundraisers. Over 25 community events have been scheduled so far for Lock 3 in 2015. Visit www.lock3live.com for a list of community events.

 

Lock 4's Lock Bottom Blues & Jazz Club and Gospel Sundays

The City of Akron will continue to host free local jazz concerts every Wednesday from July 8th – September 2nd at the Lock Bottom Blues & Jazz Club in Lock 4. Concerts start at 7pm.

 

Gospel Sundays will return for a second year in a row every Sunday from July 26th – August 30th. Concerts start at 5pm.

 

The Lock 4 entrance is located on Bowery Street between Lock 3 and the Akron Civic Theatre. For a complete Lock 4 schedule visit www.lock3live.com.

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market

The Market at Lock 3 began in 2008 and is a unique outdoor producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. It will be held on select Fridays, June -September at 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. For The Market at Lock 3 schedule visit www.lock3live.com.

 

Sponsors and Foundation Underwriting Keep Concerts Free or Priced Low

Lock 3 thanks our sponsors: Akron General –A Cleveland Clinic Affiliate Hospital, Tramonte Distributing, Miller Light, Coca-Cola, Downtown Akron Partnership, Glen Stephens, Knight Foundation, University of Akron, WAKR, WONE, WQMX, Akron Hilton Garden Inn and Metro PCS Mobile.

 

Complete concert and event information will be posted as it becomes available at www.lock3live.com. For hi-res photos or to schedule interviews, contact Maria Nagel, Lock 3 Marketing Director, at marianagel1776@gmail.com or 330.441.2493. Editors: A complete schedule of all Lock 3 events currently scheduled is attached.

 

 

 

 

LOCK 3 2015 SCHEDULE

 

May 22: WONE’s Rock The Lock - Vicious Cycle The #1 National Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute              

               Band with G Force. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

May 29:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Full Moon Fever A Tribute to Tom Petty and the    

                Heartbreakers  with Mo Mojo. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 5:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Big Eyed Phish Dave Mathews Tribute Band with The Help.

              Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 12:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Limelight A Tribute to Rush with Victory Highway. Free

                Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 18:  JAZZ AMBASSADORS US Army Field Band & Soldier’s Chorus. Free Admission.

               Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 19:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - CSN Songs A Tribute to Crosby Stills and Nash with The  

               Angie Haze Project. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 26:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Clapton Tribute, Evolution with Rooster Jones. Free

               Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

June 27:  Larry Graham with Get On Up. $10.00 Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

July 1-4: RIB WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL.  Free Admission all 4 days. Gates open at

               11am.

 

July 1:  RIB WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL. ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

              with Joe Vitale Jr. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

 

July 2:   RIB, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL. Hollywood Nights The Ultimate Tribute to Bob

              Seger  with The Juke Hounds. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

 

July 3:   RIB, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL. Fleetwood Mix A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac with the JiMiller Band. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

 

July 4:   RIB, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL. Akron Symphony Orchestra with Freedom Brass Band and Alex Bevan. Free Admission. Concert starts at 4:00pm.

 

July 9-11: ITALIAN FESTIVAL . Free Admission all 3 days. Gates open at 11am.

 

July 9:  ITALIAN FESTIVAL. Crush as a Tribute to Bon Jovi with La Flavour Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

 

July 10:  ITALIAN FESTIVAL. Separate Ways the Band, The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Journey with Kerosene. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

 

July 11: ITALIAN FESTIVAL. Eurorhythms  with Aaron Caruso. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6pm.

 

July 17:  WONE’s Rock The Lock -Bruce in the USA, The Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the  

               E-Street Band with Instant Replay. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

July 18:  1964 The Tribute with Roger Hoover and the Hurt. Free Admission. Concert starts at

               7pm.

 

July 19:  AFRICAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL 11am-9pm. $10 Admission after 4pm. Featuring

               the band WAR at 8pm.

 

July 24:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Time Traveler, A Tribute to The Moody Blues with

               Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra and Shivering Timbers. Free Admission. Concert starts    

               at 7pm.

 

July 25:  Family Stone with Marilyn Rivers All Star Review. $10 Admission. Concert starts at

               7pm.

 

July 31:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Dirty Deeds, Extreme AC/DC with Metal Inc. Free

               Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

Aug 1:  Natural Wonder, The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience with Colin Dussault’s Blues Project. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

Aug 7:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - Atomic Punks, A Tribute to Early Van Halen with Elipsus. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

August 8-9: NATIONAL HAMBURGER FESTIVAL. Gates open at Noon. $5.00 Admission

 

August8:  NATIONAL HAMBURGER FESTIVAL. Changes in Latitudes, As a Tribute to

                Jimmy Buffett with Cats on Holiday and Jim Gill. $5 Admission. Music starts at 2PM

 

August 9:  NATIONAL HAMBURGER FESTIVAL. Rock Radio Band with University of

                 Akron Steel Drum Band. $5 Admission. Concert starts at Noon.

 

August 14-15: FLAIR FEST. Gates open at 11:30am. Free Admission both days except for

                        August 15th concert.

 

August 14: FLAIR FEST. Four Swedes, The Abbamania Experience with Mystic Taxi. Free

                  Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

 

August 15:  FLAIR FEST. Taylor Dayne with Alex Newell  and Rachel Roberts and the

                    Ruthless. Free Admission. Concert starts at 6:30pm. Festival Admission is free.

                    Concert admission is $10.

 

August 18:  US Navy Band Cruisers. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

August 21: WONE’s Rock The Lock - Almost Queen  with Long Tall Deb & The Werewolves

                   of Alabama featuring Colin John. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

August 22:  Motown Sounds of Touch with Relatively Jammin Blues Band. Free Admission.

                    Concert starts at 7pm.

 

August 28: WONE’s Rock The Lock - Bad to the Bone As George Thorogood with The

                   Whiskey Kings. Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

August 29:  Hotel California Tribute to the Eagles  with the Twistoffs. Free Admission. Concert

                    starts at 7pm.

 

September 4:  WONE’s Rock The Lock - The Machine Performs Pink Floyd withThe Moxies.

                       Free Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

September 5:  Sheila-E  with The Deacons. $10 Admission. Concert starts at 7pm.

 

September 13: GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL. Free Admission. 12pm-6pm.

 

LOCK BOTTOM BLUES AND JAZZ CLUB AT LOCK 4 - 2015 SCHEDULE

Free Admission. Concerts are 7pm-9pm.

 

July 8:  The Rhythm Syndicate 

July 15:  Skip Gibson and Finesse 

July 22:  Fabulous Voices 

July 29:  Wanda Hunt 

August 5:  Wallace Coleman 

August 12:  Dan Wilson 

August 19:  Horns & Things 

August 26:  The Stingers 

September 2:  Blue Lunch

 

GOSPEL SUNDAYS AT LOCK 4 – 2015 SCHEDULE

Free Admission. Concerts are 5pm-7pm.

 

July 26: TBA

August 2: Gospel Tracks

August 9: Henry Dunn’s Road to Glory on the Road

August 16: First Apostolic Faith Church

August 23: Exalting Him Choir and Team Mt. Olive

August 30: Gospel Tracks

For further information, contact:
Maria Nagel
Lock 3 Marketing Director
Phone: 330.441.2493
E-mail: marianagel1776@gmail.com

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