Downtown Erie Block Parties

Downtown Erie Block Parties: Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; various locations in downtown Erie; live music, local restaurant specials and more; rain or shine; partial proceeds benefit Erie’s C.A.R.E. Fund, which will go toward improvements in the downtown area, and other local charities. Cost: Free admission. Infowww.eriedowntown.com.

June 7: Griswold Park; Twisted Lid and The Breeze Band

July 5: UPMC Park; Crooked Creek Brothers and Refuge

Aug. 2: Perry Square; Cosmic Rhythm and Eric Brewer & Friends

Aug. 30: Griswold Park; East Ave and The Groove