AvonLIVE! series concludes with Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Aug. 1
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What: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with opening band Susto, part of the AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park series.
When: Park lawn opens at 4 p.m.; music runs from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Where: Avon Performance Pavilion, Harry A. Nottingham Park.
AVON — On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Avon LIVE! free community concert series concludes with Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, a celebration of the King of Pop, at the Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park. Susto opens the evening’s live music, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
Who’s Bad is the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band and the only one to predate his untimely passing. To open the evening’s music, Susto takes the spacey country-rock music of the band’s debut into the stratosphere, piling on layers of sighing keyboards, galloping rhythms and frayed, noisy guitar solos atop wistful melodies and lyrics that examine growing up and growing into yourself.
The concert is free to the public and, in partnership with the Avon Lake Street Market, features street food trucks and tents; beer, wine and spirits; booths with local produce, crafts and gifts; and the Lettuce Patch kids’ zone, featuring a Bouncy Castle and face painting.
Food and Drink Specials
There will be reduced price drinks between 4 and 6 p.m. and special food pricing or “free meal happy hour” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Options include street tacos and quesadillas, tuna poke and Maui chicken, lamb and veggie gyros, sausages, ice cream, popcorn and snow cones. Three pairs of SkullCandy headphones also will be raffled off.
Public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free parking is available, including at Avon Elementary School, the Avon Recreation Center, on street parking and in the Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot
Food and beverages may be purchased at the event. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are allowed, but alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the park. This is a pet-free event.
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