The summer season is finally upon us and things are heating up, both temperature and activity-wise.
I hope many of you can enjoy the 4th of July fireworks at South High. They go off about 9:45 pm (yes, on the 4th).
Our Thursday Summer Concerts will begin with the Diamond Project. This popular Neil Diamond tribute band will be kicking off the season on July 2nd at 7:00 pm. The concerts will continue each Thursday through August 27th when Alex Bevan will wrap up the season. We’ve got a great lineup this year. You can check out the complete schedule elsewhere in this paper.
The Sounds of Willoughby featuring myself and several Willoughby groups and musicians will not be on the schedule this year. We’ve relinquished our spot so a new group can perform. I will be playing the guitar, however, as part of the Artsfest on July 18th. Ten musical acts will perform during the day at several places downtown. I hope to see many of you there. The Artsfest, sponsored by the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, is always a much anticipated event in our downtown. Immaculate Conception’s Oktoberfest is that same weekend, making it one of the biggest weekends of the year in Willoughby.
The Lakefront Outdoor Market kicked off again on June 21st and will continue through September 27th. This popular Sunday morning market is held at Osborne Park and is sponsored by the Lakefront Business Association. Our regular Saturday Market at City Hall, sponsored by the Heart of Willoughby, is in full swing and will continue through October.
I hope to see many of you at these great summer events here in Willoughby. Have a great month.