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Where to Enjoy Live Music in Erie, PA This Summer

Friday Jun 7th, 2024

From intimate spaces to outdoor stages, Erie presents multiple ways for you to immerse yourself in the sounds of summer. No matter if you’re searching for a new haunt, craving live, local music or simply wanting to experience a new style, the following will help you navigate Erie’s summer music scene with ease. Dance and groove to the beat every day of the week from Asbury Woods’ Monday Music in the Woods to Sunday Sesh at Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing. And the best part? The majority of events listed are free to enjoy!  

Performances and dates listed below are subject to change. Check with the individual event for additional information.

Sunset Music Concert

Music along Erie’s Waterfront

8 Great Tuesdays
Dates: Tuesdays July 9 – August 27
Location: Highmark Amphitheater at Liberty Park
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Music Genre: country, classic rock, funk, pop, and R&B
Admission: Free

UPMC Sunset Music Series
Dates: Wednesdays June 19 – July 24
Location: Beach 11, Presque Isle State Park
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Music Genre: classic rock, R&B, funk
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Oliver’s Beer Garden
Dates: Friday through Sunday from May – October (weather permitting)
Location: Main stage
Time: varies Fridays and Saturdays 6 – 10 p.m. or 7 – 11 p.m., Sundays 3 – 6 p.m.
Music Genre: Classic rock, acoustic, country, pop
Admission: Free

JR’s on the Bay/Sloppy Duck Saloon
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays
Location: Tiki Bar outdoor patio (karaoke is inside)
Time: 8 p.m. - Midnight
Music Genre: Funk, pop, R&B, classic rock, dance music
Admission: Cover charge outside, free inside

Rum Runners
Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays from Memorial Day weekend to September 12
Location: Outside patio
Time: daytime and evening performance times vary
Music Genre: acoustic, classic rock
Admission: Free

The Cove Restaurant
Dates: Thursdays through Sundays from May 23 – September 12
Location: Outside patio
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Music Genre: acoustic, classic rock, country, pop
Admission: Free

Woody’s Backwater BARge & Grill
Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend to September 12
Location: Outside patio
Time: daytime and evening performance times vary
Music Genre: acoustic, folk, classic rock
Admission: Free

Music in Downtown Erie

Perry Square Summer Concert Series
Dates: Thursdays June 20 – August 29 (except July 4 and August 15)
Location: Perry Square Stage
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
Music Genre: rock, funk, polka, pop
Admission: Free

429 State Alley Parties
Dates: Fridays on June 14 and 28, July 19, August 2, 9, 16
Location: Alleyway next to 10 East 5th Street
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Music Genre: folk, jazz, indie, soul
Admission: Free

Luminary Cocktails & Bottle Shop Patio Shows
Dates: June 1 and 29, July 13, August 10 and 24
Location: 36 North Park Row across from West Perry Square
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Music Genre: acoustic, bluegrass, jazz
Admission: Free

Warner Theatre
Admission charged, ticket prices vary
June 25 – Collective Soul (rock) 8 p.m.
July 18 – REO Speedwagon (rock) 8 p.m.
July 21 – Cinderella’s Tom Keifer Band (rock) 7:30 p.m.

Flagship City Food Hall
Dates:  Wednesdays from June 5  - August 28
Location: 22 North Park Row (inside)
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Music Genre: R&B, acoustic, island tunes, jazz
Admission: Free

Music in the City of Erie

814 Concert Series
Dates: Sundays July 7 – August 11
Location: Concerts held at a different public park each week
Time: 6 p.m.
Music Genre: variety of classic rock, funk, R&B, pop, country
Admission: Free

Erie Blues & Jazz Festival
Dates: August 3-4
Location: Frontier Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Music Genre: Blues, jazz, soul, R&B
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Asbury Woods Monday Music in the Woods
Dates: Mondays June 3 – July 29
Location: In front of the Asbury Woods Nature Center
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Music Genre: folk, bluegrass, acoustic, and classic rock
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Erie Sports Center Summer Concerts
Dates: Saturdays May 18 – August 24
Location: Horseheads Brewing Stage
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Music Genre: Rock, classic rock, country
Admission: Free entry except July 6 ($5 per person)

Music in Lake Erie Wine Country

Penn Shore Music in the Vineyards
Dates: Saturdays June 22 – September 14
Location: Outside Penn Shore Vineyards (behind the building)
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Music Genre: classic rock, R&B
Admission: Free

Arundel Cellars Summer Outdoor Concerts
Dates: Fridays July 5 – August 30
Location: Outside patio
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Music Genre: classic rock, acoustic, folk
Admission: Free

Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing Sunday Sesh
Dates: Sundays May 19 – September 29
Location: Five & 20 outdoor patio
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Music Genre: folk, bluegrass, acoustic
Admission: Free

Erie Philharmonic Free Outdoor Concerts
Dates: July 10, 24 and August 7
Location: Gibson Park in North East, PA
Music Genre: classical
Admission: Free

Music in Erie’s Countryside

Goodell Gardens Summer Music Series
Dates: Fridays throughout June, July, and August
Location: Goodell Gardens, Edinboro, PA
Time: 7 – 9 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Music Genre: folk, bluegrass, acoustic
Admission: Free

The Knob Tunes & Brews
Dates: Wednesdays June 5 – July 31
Location: Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales at Port Farms
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Music Genre: classic rock to R&B
Admission: Free

Bonfires & Brews Concert Series
Dates: Saturdays June 29 – August 31, Friday July 12, Sunday July 14, Sunday September 1
Location: Peek’n Peak Gazebo Grill Main Stage
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Music Genre: classic rock, rock, country
Admission: Free

Get Twisted Saturday Series
Dates: Saturdays May 25 – September 28
Location: Twisted Elk Brewery
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Music Genre: Bluegrass and folk rock
Admission: Free

Bistro After Dark
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from May 24 – August 30
Location: Bistro 210 at Peek’n Peak Resort
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Music Genre: acoustic, classic rock, DJ, pop
Admission: Free

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Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.