Summer is in full swing and the calendar seems to be packed with festivals, sporting events and summer concerts. In the past week and a half we’ve seen Tosca in the park, listened to live music at two street festivals and cheered on with thousands of spectators as 2,000 triathletes swam to shore from Alcatraz.
One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to pack a picnic and enjoy an evening performance in the park. Or better yet, stop at Whole Foods on the way to the park and choose from their great selection of ready-made items.
Here’s a sampling of this summer’s free performances happening around the country:
Free Summer Performances (2009)
Stern Grove, has been offering free summer concerts since 1938 and provides a beautiful setting for summer performances. In San Jose you can catch some good artists during the Scion Music in the Park series.
summer concert guide
There’s no shortage of great music this summer in D.C.
Freeport, Maine (L.L. Bean Flagship)
If you’re in the New England area, stop in at L.L. Bean’s flagship store to enjoy a free performance during this year’s excellent line-up of free summer music. | schedule
round-up of summer concerts
Zilker Park Theater in the park