Summer in Niles chocked full of festivals, concerts and family fun

By Staff
Niles area residents and visitors to the area can look forward to a full slate of events this summer, all centered around the city's Downtown area and Riverfront Park.
Concerts are scheduled at the Niles Riverfront Amphitheater each Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday night through the summer months.
Sundays in the Park
This year begins the third year of Sundays in the Park.
Musicians will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following Sundays:
June 15 -- Kennedy's Kitchen (celtic/folk)
June 22 -- Luworm (electronic)
July 6 -- Steppin' In It (bluegrass/folk)
July 13 -- Lotus (ambient/funk)
July 20 -- Innerstate (rock) &Concrete Vibe (progressive rock)
July 27 -- The Rutabega (indie rock)
Aug 10 -- Groovatron (funk)
Aug 17 -- Niles' own Jake Cinninger
Wednesday Night Concerts
This year is the ninth for the Wednesday Night Concert series. Musicians perform from 7 to 8 p.m.
June 11 -- SMC Brass Band
June 18 -- Eryca Nelson
June 25 -- Strudel Meisters
July 2 -- Time Travelers String Band
July 9 -- Carol &Kaye's Dixieland Band
July 16 -- Van Dyke Review
July 23 -- Lake Effects Winds
July 30 -- Leslie Brooks
Aug 6 -- Lake Effects Jazz Big Band
Aug 13 -- Niles Community Band
Thursday Night Live
This is the second year for Thursday Night Live.
Musicians perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
June 12 -- Bogiefoot (classic rock 'n roll)
June 19 -- Wildcat (dance rock)
June 26 -- Time Travelers String Band (Americana)
July 3 -- Deep Fried Pickle Project (hillbilly music)
July 10 -- Wood – n – Nickel (bluegrass)
July 17 -- Soul Shaker (rock 'n roll)
July 24 -- Bunny's Brother (folk rock)
July 31 -- Van Dyke Review (rock 'n roll)
Aug 7 -- Jim Leach Trio (jazz)
Aug 14 -- Fiddlin, Roger Osborne Band (bluegrass)
Aug 21 -- Van Dyke Review (rock 'n roll)
Aug 28 -- Irv Cass, Elvis Impersonator
Summer fun
Other special summer events planned for downtown Niles:
June 14 -- The Great Niles Garage Barrage AND the Fort St. Joseph
Rendezvous
June 20 -- Reagan Concert
June 27 through 29 -- Bluegrass Festival
July 12 -- Family Fun Street Dance
July 31 through Aug. 3 -- Riverfest
Sept 13 -- Bob The Builder Day
Sept 14 -- Mikefest
Sept 19 -- 20th Harvest Festival

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