Special Events

Enjoy the following special events sponsored by the Lorain County Metro Parks. For more information please call 1-800-LCM-PARK or view the latest Arrowhead online.


Havok the Peregrine Falcon at Carlisle Visitor Center
Dates: June - September
Locations: Lakeview Park, Miller Nature Preserve, and Vermilion River Reservation
Cost: FREE!

Join us this summer to relax and enjoy the music in the parks during our free summer concerts!

'Music Under the Stars'
at Lakeview Park

Bring a blanket or chair, sit back, relax, enjoy the sunset and take in the music, a perfect way to enjoy the summer evenings. Music Under the Stars takes place on the second Sunday of the month during the summer and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Date: Artist/Band:
June 11 Chardon Polka Band
July 9 TrueNorth Big Band
August 13 Eddie and the Edsels
September 10 Latino Fest

Sunset Concert at Lakeview Park

Sunset Concerts take place every Friday night in July at Lakeview Park in Lorain. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. at the East End Amphitheatre.

Date: Artist/Band: Genre:
July 7 Hard Drive Band Country/Rock
July 14 Colin Dussault's Blues Project Blues/Jazz
July 21 The Ray Bans Island & Beach / Contemporary / Motown
July 28 Geezecats 50's, 60's, Rock n' Roll

Juneteenth at Lakeview Park

June 18 | 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us for the 5th Juneteenth Blues Fest. Food trucks, fun, and the sweet sound of blues music. We will be joined by Luther Trammel along with Charlita Anderson White on harmonica. International artist Wallace Coleman will take us back to the original blues sound that has influenced numerous genres of music. Old favorites and new surprises in store. For pound cake contest forms or more information, please contact Kaleena Whitfield at (440) 787-3325.

Music on the Patio at Miller Nature Preserve

Music on the Patio takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of July, August and September at Miller Nature Preserve's beautiful outdoor patio in Avon. The concerts take place from 6:30 - 8:00pm. Food and beverages are available. (Bring your own chair and carpool if possible as parking is limited)

Date: Artist/Band: Genre:
June 8 Desmond & Molly Best of the 60's "Beatlemania"
June 22 Thor Platter Americana Trio highlighting the strings
July 13 Lorain Golden Crescent Chorus Barbershop quartet classics
July 27 Bobby St. Vincent Acoustic Island Folk/Country
August 10 Travlin' Johnsons Acoustic Classic/blues/modern rock duo
August 24 Chardon Polka Band Great Polka fun
September 14 Fischer Brothers Acoustic Classic Rock

Mill Hollow Concert Series at Vermilion River Reservation

The concerts are held at the Mill Hollow outdoor amphitheatre. Seating is available and visitors are welcome to bring along their own lawn chair. Visitors should also feel free to pack their own snacks or a picnic dinner to enjoy the show! All concerts are from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Headlining our Mill Hollow Concert Series this year is local musician Emily Keener on August 6th! Emily is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, OH. Since her exciting journey into the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice", Emily has been writing and recording diligently in an effort to capture the energy of this most transformative year. Joining her are musicians Tony Schaffer, Haley Schaffer, Noah Heyman, Cory Webb, and Cory Boomer.

Date: Artist/Band: Genre:
June 18 Less Than 88 Contemporary
June 25 Tim Blake and Michele American Fiddle Tunes
July 2 The Rhythm Syndicate Blues, Swing, Soul
July 9 Buckshot Band Country
July 16 The Polka Pirates Polka Favorites
July 23 The Kingbees Blues
July 30 The Mickeys Irish
August 6 Emily Keener Classics and Originals
August 13 Celebration 50's and Elvis
August 20 The Humbuckers Rock-a-billy


Music under the stars


2016-2017 Season: September 2016 - August, 2017
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Cost: $10 - $18 per ticket
Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Theatre has the privilege and the power to reach us exactly where we are in our lives. In hope or hardship, in revelry or wretchedness, our own experiences are reflected in the stories onstage. Seeing the semblance of ourselves in other characters can help us make sense of life’s complexities, finding what we stand for; or sometimes we’re simply reminded what a wonder life is, giving us cause to celebrate. French Creek’s 2016-2017 Season features the fun and the fearless, the playful and the provocative, offering audiences an extraordinary breadth of theatrical performance to enjoy and connect with. Keeping that in mind, we present to you our 2016-2017 French Creek Theatre season. See you at the theatre!

Purchase tickets to any of this season's shows by visiting the French Creek Theatre website or by calling 440-949-5200.

2016-2017 Season

Performance: Date: Tickets:
Curious George: The Golden Meatball Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 *No longer available*
Jekyll & Hyde Oct. 14 - 30 *No longer available*
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten Nov. 11 - 20 *No longer available*
White Christmas: The Musical Dec. 2 - 18 *No longer available*
Death of a Salesman Jan. 13 - 29 *No longer available*
The Velveteen Rabbit Feb. 10 - 19 *No longer available*
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mar. 3 - 19 *No longer available*
Bloom Mar. 31 - Apr. 9 *No longer available*
Parade May 5 - 21 *No longer available*
Pure Imagination June 25 *No longer available*
Our Town July 14 - 23 Purchase Tickets
Willy Wonka Aug 11 - 20 Purchase Tickets



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