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Summer Events Return to Akron's Lock 3

a photo of Lock 3
A look at the exterior of Lock 3 Park in Akron, Ohio

Lock 3 will host a number of events this month as the city steps out of the pandemic and activities return.

Filled with evening concerts, festivals and community events, Lock 3’s June schedule aims to offer safe community entertainment. The city will abide by all directives currently in place to keep families safe.

Among the events planned this month:

Classes are planned Monday and Tuesday evenings. Zumba will be offered Mondays at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. people can participate in yoga or at 7 p.m. they can bring their dog for Thank Dog Boot Camp, incorporating exercise for you while working on obedience with your dog. On Sundays, line dancing will be offered at 4 p.m.

Thursday nights will feature alternative music and yard games from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performers include:

  • June 10: Flannel 90s Band: Alternative & Grunge Rock Tribute
  • June 17: Music from 107.3 the jeNy
  • June 24: Brood X

Friday nights will feature Rock the Lock tribute bands with gates opening 6 p.m. and music beginning at 7 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated, these concerts are free.

Bands include:

  • June 4: Dirty Deeds, Extreme AC/DC Tribute (Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase at Lock3Live.com or at the gate)
  • June 11: Fleetwood Macked, Fleetwood Mac Tribute
  • June 18: Parrots of the Caribbean Salute to Jimmy Buffett
  • June 25: Satisfaction International Rolling Stones Show

Entertainment continues on Saturdays with music, events and theatre performances. The schedule includes:

  • June 5: On the Line with Rubber City Theatre (performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)
  • June 12: Michael Austin Project, Russel Thompson with DJ Mo Lee 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • June 19: The Autism Society of Greater Akron will end its annual fundraiser with a Resource Fair and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 19: The Akron Symphony Orchestra presents its Outside Voices Concert Series at 7:30 p.m.
  • June 26: Old School Soul presents Midnight Star (tickets on sale now at Lock3Live.com) Gates open at 6 p.m. concert starts at 7 p.m.

Families are invited to bring a blanket Sunday evenings for programs starting at 8 p.m. followed by a movie under the stars.

  • June 6: Program on nutrition followed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • June 13: Program on fire safety following by Playing with Fire
  • June 20: Father's Day activities followed by The Lion King
  • June 27: Program on bike safety followed by Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Movies will also be offered in neighborhoods around the city as party of the Great Streets initiative. So far the following showings are set to begin around 8:45 p.m.:

  • Friday, June 4: School of Rock in the Kenmore Branch Library Parking Lot
  • Saturday, June 5: Secrete Life of Pets at Weathervane Playhouse in Merriman Valley
  • Saturday, June 12: The Croods A New Age at Kerr Park in Maple Valley

Check Lock3Live.com for updates.

Cameron is a senior at Kent State University studying journalism, with minors in digital media production and athletic coaching. He was a part of Black Squirrel Radio last year where he co-hosted a sports talk show. He hopes to further his learning and become an audio/video editor at a news station after graduation.