L/A Arts will kick off its Music in the Parks series Thursday, July 1, with popular traditional folk musicians Dave Rowe and Denny Breau. They will perform at the Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

All told, there will be 18 free noonday concerts performed throughout July and August. Concerts will be at either the Corthouse Plaza or the Festival Plaza on Main Street, Auburn.

Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street, Lewiston Thursdays at noon (rain date Fridays)

July 1: Dave Rowe and Denny Breau (traditional folk) July 8: Elizabeth Ross (Americana folk) July 15: Grassholes (bluegrass) July 22: Port City Jazz (Dixieland jazz) July 29: Boréal Tordu (Franco) Aug. 5: Don Campbell (country) Aug. 12: Mom’s Home Cookin’ (Americana folk trio) Aug. 19: Dan Merrill (singer/songwriter) Aug. 26: Roundhouse (blues)

Festival Plaza, Main Street, Auburn Tuesdays at 12 noon (rain date Wednesdays)

July 6: Ernie Hawkins (blues) July 13: Jess Tardy Blues (soul & jazz) July 20: Blue Hill Brass Quintet July 27: Sara Cox (singer/songwriter) Aug. 3: Jordan Benissan (African percussion) Aug. 10: Castlebay (Celtic duo) Aug. 17: Tom Acousti (singer/songwriter) Aug. 24 Cactus Highway (acoustic folk duo) Aug. 31: Alter Igor (rock)

For more information about Music in the Parks and other L/A Arts events, contact L/A Arts at 782-7228 (1-800-639-2919) or see the Web site at www.laarts.org.

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