Fine Arts and Fest

Rockin' On The River

Chad W. Lutz
It’s springtime in Ohio: the trees are budding, the leaves are greening and the guitars are shredding. Returning to the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront is the Summer Concert Series beginning May 25, 2012. New to the festivities include a street fair for local food and arts venders. Artisans and foodies bring local flare to the already buzzing river front in what promises to be yet another record-breaking year. During the Ekoostik Hookah concert during July 4th weekend last year nearly 100,000 people gathered to watch the Ohio-based jam band rock the stage. Rockin’ on the River also partnered with Akron’s 91.3 The Summit to bring national acts to the Riverfront in addition to the colorful blend of cover acts the rock n’ roll festival boasts each year. After party events will be held at Brubaker’s Pub following all concerts. The list below provides concert information for the 2012 schedule:

*Festivities begin at 5pm and run through Midnight with shows beginning approximately at 7pm.

May 25

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience
Jukebox Heroes

June 1

Dave Matthews Band Tribute
Cleveland’s Breakfast Club

June 8

Cuyahoga Falls Irish Festival

June 15

Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
Panama (Van Halen)

June 22

ZOSO (Led Zeppelin)
Mouth Wired Shut

June 29

Red Wanting Blue
Public Radio
A Band Named Ashes
The Modern Electric

July 6

The Boat Drunks
Human Nature

July 13

Almost Queen
Red Sun Rising

July 20

Dashboard Lights, The Ultimate Meatloaf Experience
Big In Japan

July 27

Cuyahoga Falls Festa Italiana

August 3 – 12

Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial Celebration

August 17

Tim Ripper Owens

August 24

Vicious Cycle (Lynard Skynard)
Karri Fedore & Kerosene

August 31

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Butch Armstrong and the Armstrong Bearcat Band