Aurora announces dates for 30th summer concert series

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AURORA | Grab your dancing shoes and picnic baskets, it’s time for Aurora’s summer concert series.

The City of Aurora this week released the dates of seven concerts set to take place in public parks across Aurora throughout June and July. The shows run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday from June 16 through July 28.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual series, and the city will celebrate the occasion with additional fanfare at the June 30 show. The last concert of the series, scheduled for July 28, will also feature extra hoopla (likely birthday cake) in honor of the city’s ongoing 125th birthday celebrations.

All the concerts are free and will have food available for sale from local vendors, including Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, McAlister’s Deli and Legends of Aurora Sports Grill. Food providers will rotate each week.

The full list of performers with dates and venue information can be found below.

June 16: Dean Bushnell Orchestra (big band swing) at Bicentennial Park, 13655 E. Alameda Ave.

June 23: Buckstein (country rock) at Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St.

June 30: Raising Cain (pop, rock) at Utah Park 1800 S. Peoria St.

July 7: Hazel Miller and the Hazel Miller Band (blues, jazz and R&B) at Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St.

July 14: Pan Jumbies (steel drum) at Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St.

July 21: Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy (roots rock with horns) at Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.

July 28: 6 Million Dollar Band (‘80s) at Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkw