8 Great Tuesdays line up announced

Mark your calendars!

ERIE, Pa. - It’s time for the 18th season of 8 Great Tuesdays!

Each year, the Erie-Western PA Port Authority organizes this popular community concert series held at the Liberty Park Amphitheater for eight consecutive Tuesdays of the summer throughout July and August. This concert series is a perfect way to bring the community together to appreciate Erie’s beautiful Bayfront and its local vendors by enjoying some amazing live music. The concert is open for anyone to enjoy and is free, in part, thanks to the contribution of generous sponsors.

ERIEBANK is thrilled to continue our sponsorship of 8 Great Tuesdays in 2017,” said David Zimmer, president of ERIEBANK. “We’re proud to help deliver an event which showcases so much of Erie’s best, including our spectacular bayfront, our dynamic music scene, great local businesses and tremendous community support.” 2017 will be an exciting season as the Authority has partnered with Highmark to bring the community a new permanent stage. “Highmark is so pleased to partner with the Port Authority to bring this beautiful amphitheater to area families and the tens of thousands of tourists that visit Erie every summer. The Highmark Amphitheater is a venue that truly brings people together to be uplifted by music and re-energized by the extraordinary setting nature provides here, which is a perfect fit with Highmark’s commitment to improving wellness and the quality of life in the communities we serve.” Dan Onorato, Executive Vice President Highmark Health.

To celebrate the new stage and Highmark and Allegheny Health Network along with the Port Authority will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 27th featuring the music of Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri.

Aside from great live music, these events also feature numerous local vendors, the popular balloon sculptures, children’s activities and, of course, a beautiful view of the bay and its breath taking sunsets. Returning this year will be a family fishing event sponsored by the S.O.N.S of Lake Erie for one evening in August beginning at 4pm.

The 8 Greats line-up is as follows:

July 11th:  Satisfaction opens the event (Rolling Stones show)
July18th:  Killer Queen (Queen tribute band)
July 25th:  The Commonheart (Soul)
August 1st:  One World Tribe (Reggae/Jazz)
August 8th:  Stephanie Quayle (Rising Country star)
August 15th:  The Earthquakers (Classic Rock)
August 22nd:  Rick Magee and the Roadhouse Rockers (Rockin' Blues)
August 29th:  Eric Brewer and Friends closes the event (Rock, Jazz, Funk, and Fusion)
The concerts start at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm. For convenient transportation to and from the parking lots, a free shuttle service, provided by the “e” (Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority), begins at 5:30pm from the Erie Intermodal Complex located near the intersection of Holland Street and the Bayfront Parkway and from the Hoffman Transportation Hub located near the intersection of 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue.


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