The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) is pleased to present the Arts in the Arboretum Concert & Theatre Series, a free series of music and theatre performances in the intimate setting of the Patricia McCain Outdoor Classroom (Amphitheater) in Frontier Park (1501 W 6th Street). The series features a wide variety of local talent. New this year are two Sunday noon classical concerts featuring the Erie Philharmonic Brass & Woodwind Quintets. Attendees may sit on LEAF’s stone risers or bring their own blanket or chairs.
The 2017 schedule of performances is as follows:
7:00 – 8:30 pm
· July 6 – Ruby Port Band
· July 13 – Familiar Spirit Band
· July 20 – Bangerzz
· July 27 – Breeze Band
· August 3 – Mambo
· August 10 – Tennessee Back Porch
Noon – 1:00 pm
· July 16 – Erie Philharmonic Brass Quintet
· August 13 – Erie Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet
7:00 – 8:30 pm
· July 10, 12, 18 — King Lear
· July 11, 17, 19 — As You Like It
Shakespeare Summer Nights presented by Gannon University’s Theatre Department. In case of rain, theatre performances will be held at Schuster Theatre.
The concerts are also supported in part by the McCain Family Foundation, American Federation of Musicians, Local 17, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
LEAF will also host a new “Rolling & Strolling” Music Festival on July 1 from 1-4PM. Music lovers are invited to stroll or bike through the arboretum and enjoy great music at three performance locations – the Patricia McCain Outdoor Classroom (Amphitheater), the Benjamin Winter Garden, and the Virtual Tree Gazebo. The festival will feature performances by Brooke Sturgener, Gem City Revival and The DuoTones.