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Akron's Lock 3 Releases Full Schedule For August Events And Concerts

Akron, Ohio, July 30, 2021 Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan and the City of Akron’s Lock 3 have announced the detailed list of August 2021 events on the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Stage and throughout the City.

August 2021 events include:

2021 State of the City Address: Monday, August 9, 2021, at 6 p.m., Mayor Horrigan will present the State of the City Address on the Lock 3 stage. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the event will begin at 6 p.m. A live performance by Umojah Nation will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the attire is business casual. Food, alcoholic beverages, and parking will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

To learn more about the State of the City Address or to purchase tickets, click here.

Fresh Air Fitness:

  • Zumba: Mondays in August at 5 p.m. (Not happening Monday, Aug. 9)

  • Downtown Yoga: Every Tuesday in August join Yoga Squared for yoga practice at 5:30 p.m.

  • Thank Dog! Bootcamp: Join Thank Dog! Bootcamp for a bootcamp and dog obedience class at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in August.

Wednesday Summer Concert Series, Lock 4 Reboot Series at Lock 3:

Every Wednesday in August through September from 7 to 9 p.m. come down to Lock 3 for live music, drink specials, food, and more, featuring the following artists:

  • August 4: We Funk Radio

  • August 11: Tommy Lehman and Friends

  • August 18: Willie B & Friends

  • August 25: B-Side

Thursday Alternative Nights with the jenY 107.3: Every Thursday in August come to Lock 3 for music with radio station jenY 107.3 FM from 7 to 10 p.m. Alternative Nights will offer yard games, drink specials, music, and food options by NoHi Pop-Up, a carry-out, rotating restaurant from Akron's North Hill.

Rock the Lock:

Every Friday in August, Rock the Lock will feature your favorite tribute bands, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts beginning at 7 p.m.

Bands include:

  • August 6: Hotel California, The Original Tribute to the Eagles with Heart & Soul (First Friday $5 admission)

  • August 13: Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute Band with Ravenwood

  • August 20: Straight On, Heart Tribute with Detention

  • August 27: Simply Queen, Queen Tribute with Twist Offs

Saturday and Sunday Music, Events, and Festivals, all with free admission:

  • August 7: Lock 3 is hosting a concert featuring Motown sound and more, by Akron’s ReaL DeaL. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. with Forecast and DJ Mo Lee.

  • August 8: Truth Mime, Living for God Mime, Humble Cry Ministries, and The Exalting Him Gospel Choir will perform at Lock 4 during Gospel Sundays, beginning at 4 p.m.

  • August 14: Join The Platters with Jul Big Green on your Lock 3 Stage! Known for signature songs, “Only You,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Twilight Time.” Gates open at 6 and music starts at 7.

  • August 22: S.O.A.R. Gospel Band will perform at Lock 4 during Gospel Sundays beginning at 4 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Join us on Sunday evenings this summer and enjoy a special theme starting at 8 p.m. (or at sunset) followed by a movie. Bring a blanket, and learn about animals, dance, and more, while enjoying a movie under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

  • August 1: Zoo Animals | Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

  • August 8: Sports | Movie: Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch

  • August 22: Team Dance | Movie: Sing

  • August 29: Akron Kids Museum Monster Mission Course | Movie: Trolls World Tour

Community Partner Movie Series: These movies are held at various City of Akron partner locations throughout the summer with movies beginning at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.).

  • August 15: Akron Recreation and Parks at Reservoir Park: Water Safety | Movie: Remember the Titans. Enjoy a swim before the movie from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • August 21: North Hill Movie Series at People’s Park: Movie: Coco

Sponsors and foundation underwriting keep all concerts free or at deep discounts.

Lock 3 thanks our sponsors Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Tramonte Distributing, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola, Downtown Akron Partnership, Thirsty Dog Brewery, Glen Stephens Inc., The Knight Foundation, The University of Akron, WAKR, WONE, WQMX, jenY, and Courtyard Marriott Downtown Akron.


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