The Randys will kick off this year's Music on the Lawn series Tuesday night at the Grandview Heights Public Library.

The Randys will kick off this year's Music on the Lawn series Tuesday night at the Grandview Heights Public Library.

The five-piece band performs retro pop and soul, including many songs from the 1950s and '60s.

Music on the Lawn concerts will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July.

"We're pretty excited about this year's Music on the Lawn concerts," said Canaan Faulkner, coordinator of adult programs for the library.

"We have a great mix of musical styles this year, including Dixieland, bluegrass, funk and jazz," he said. "It's a great way to introduce people to some kinds of music that maybe they haven't heard before."

A number of crowd favorites will be returning to the Music on the Lawn stage this year, Faulkner said.

"People come up to us at the shows and tells us what they like and who they want to see come back," he said.

The rest of the concert lineup includes:

June 9 -- Arnett Howard & Friends. Howard is a long-time Music on the Lawn favorite, Faulkner said. "Everyone always enjoys Arnett's shows," he said. "We're lucky he's still playing and coming to Music on the Lawn."

June 16 -- Bobby Floyd Trio featuring Jeanette Williams. "It's really amazing that we have Bobby Floyd and Jeanette Williams playing in Grandview," Faulkner said. "Bobby Floyd and Willie Pooch (who will perform later in the summer) are almost local legends." Floyd will perform with his jazz trio.

June 23 -- The British Invasion. This group, which covers the songs of the 1960s British Invasion, is returning to Music on the Lawn for the fourth year. "They may be our most popular band," Faulkner said. "People really love their high-energy shows."

June 30 -- The Conspiracy Band, another crowd favorite, will return with its R 'n' B and Funk sounds. This show will feature as an opening act The New Orleans Funk Orchestra, a new band featuring Conspiracy Band member and Grandview Heights High School band teacher Kie Watkins. The New Orleans Funk Orchestra's performance will begin at 7 p.m.

July 7 -- The High Street Stompers will perform Dixieland jazz.

July 14 -- Bluesman Willie Pooch, who has performed with blues legends Freddie King, Elmore James and Luther Allison.

July 21 -- Grassahol, playing a variety of bluegrass styles, from traditional to newgrass.

July 28 -- The series wraps up with the Andy Shaw Band, featuring brothers Andy and Chris Shaw and their father, Stevenson Elementary music teacher Jim Shaw.

Along with the music, each week's show is slated to include refreshments, Faulkner said.

A Grandview Heights High School girls sports team will hold a bake sale at Tuesday's concert and also on June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 28, he said. Jeni's Ice Cream is tentatively scheduled to provide samples of frozen treats at the June 16, July 14 and July 21 shows.

On July 7, Friends of the Library board member Elizabeth Watters and her daughter, Meghan, will operate a lemonade stand, with all proceeds donated to the library. And on June 9, the Friends will be serving cookies and drinks.

The Friends of the Library sponsors Music on the Lawn with O'Malley Real Estate, National City and Fresh Flowers & Events, Faulkner said. The Friends will have a table set up at each concert to provide information about the organization.

There will be no separate rain locations for the concerts. Residents should call the library at 486-2951 concerning possible cancellation due to weather.

Music on the Lawn is coordinated by the library and the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department.