Lineups, dates announced for Sounds of Summer concerts, 814 Concert Series

Erie Mayor Joe Schember and City Events Manager Adrienne Nannen, on June 9, 2023, announced the lineups for the City’s Sounds of Summer concerts and the 814 Concert Series.

The Sounds of Summer concerts take place in several of the City’s senior living communities, and the 814 Concert Series will be in City parks. Both concert series are presented by UPMC Health Plan. The Music Performance Trust Fund and the American Federation of Musicians Local 17 Music Fund provided additional grant funding for the Sounds of Summer.

Something new to note this year is that several of this summer’s 814 Concerts will be held in select neighborhoods just ahead of our Love Your Block improvement projects that are also taking place in those neighborhoods. Find more information about the City’s Love Your Block initiative by going to the City’s website,, and searching “Love Yor Block.”

All performances are free and open to the public. Bring a chair and enjoy!

What they said:

“We enjoy interacting with and supporting Erie residents through these music series,” said Katie Bool Shafer, Community Relations Manager at UPMC Health Plan. “There is no other local music series that brings the music to you, right into your neighborhood or senior living community.”

“Every summer I get to as many of these concerts as possible,” said Erie Mayor Joe Schember. “I enjoy the music. But even more, I enjoy seeing and connecting with people I have not seen in a long time, and also meeting and building relationships with new people in our City.”

The Sounds of Summer (all concerts are on Monday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m.):

  • Date: July 10
  • Place: Mercy Terrace Apartments, 430 East Grandview Blvd.
  • Music: The Rooftop Project

  • Date: July 17
  • Place: Regency at South Shore, 322 Washington Place
  • Music: Tenessee Backporch

  • Date: July 24
  • Place: Ostrow Apartments, 4420 Davison Ave.
  • Music: The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 31
  • Place: Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, 560 E. Third St.
  • Music: Bayfront Dixieland Band

  • Date: Aug. 7
  • Place: Nightingale Nursing and Rehab Center, 607 E. 26th St.
  • Music: Erie Trombone Collective

  • Date: Aug. 14
  • Place: Curry/Schell Apartments, 3909 Schaper Ave.
  • Music: Presque Isle Little Big Band

The 814 Concert Series (all concerts are on Sunday evenings. Drum circle at 4:00 p.m., music at 6:00 p.m.):

  • Date: July 9
  • Place: Washington Park, West 24th and Raspberry streets
  • Music: Stephen Trohoske’s Basses Loaded

  • Date: July 16
  • Place: Wayne Park, East Sixth Street and East Avenue
  • Music: Mambo

  • Date: July 23
  • Place: Nate Levy Park, East Second and Holland streets
  • Music: Barry King Blues Band

  • Date: July 30
  • Place: Bayview Park, West Second and Cherry streets
  • Music: Jeff Fetterman Band

  • Date: Aug. 6
  • Place: Franklin Park, West Seventh Street and Marne Road
  • Music: West Indian Revelation with the Erie Cadets Drum Corps Ensemble

  • Date: Aug. 13
  • Place: Baker Field, East 32nd and Holland streets
  • Music: The Groove

Visit for more information on both concert series.

From left: Allen Zurcher, American Federation of Musicians, Local 17; Katie Bool Shafer, Community Relations Manager at UPMC Health Plan; Mayor Joe Schember; Adrienne Nannen, City of Erie Events Manager; and Erin Carey, City of Erie Coordinator of Neighborhood Planning and Community Outreach are shown after the Mayor’s weekly news conference on June 9. 2023 announcing the lineups and dates for the 814 Concert Series, and Sounds of Summer concerts. MONICA Z. GUSTIN/CITY OF ERIE
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