The 32nd season of the Grandview Heights Public Library's Music on the Lawn series will kick off Tuesday, June 6, with a performance by the Conspiracy Band.
Concerts will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July on the the lawn at the library, 1685 W. First Ave. The concerts are coordinated by the library and the city's parks department.
"We'll have many of the bands back again that have been playing at Music on the Lawn for years, but we'll also have some new bands we think people are really going to like," said Canaan Faulkner, the library's public relations manager.
"One of the new bands is the Liz Woolley Band. Liz is a terrific singer/songwriter and teaches music at Musicologie here in Grandview," he said. "Deuce 'n a Quarter is a great blues band we're excited to be presenting on our stage for the first time, and Flippo is a supergroup of local jazz-rock fusion musicians.
"We try to present a variety of musical styles at the concerts," Faulkner said.
Along with the R&B and funk of the Conspiracy Band, the lineup will include:
* June 13 -- Arnett Howard Band (Creole funk)
* June 20 -- The Liz Woolley Band (jazz/pop)
* June 27 -- The British Invasion ('60s music)
* July 11 -- Deuce 'n a Quarter (blues)
* July 18 -- The Randys (eclectic oldies)
* July 25 -- Flippo (jazz/rock fusion)
Music on the Lawn concerts are free. There will be no rain location.
"The safety of the band and the audience is always our biggest concern," Faulker said. "If there is a threat of lightning or heavy rain, we'll cancel. The weather can change, so we try to make a determination as late as we can."
Updates about possible weather cancellations will be available at 614-486-2951 after 6 p.m. the day of each concert.
Concertgoers will be able to buy water and juice at each concert sold by the Friends of the Grandview Library, with proceeds benefiting the library.
A food truck also will be at each concert, presented by the Central Ohio Food Truck Association and the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership.
"It's a nice harmony, no pun intended, for members of our organization to participate at an event like Music on the Lawn," said association President Zach James.
"Our main mission is as an advocacy group and trade association," he said. "We're not really built out to be a scheduling agency, but it's a fringe benefit for our members when we can make arrangements for them to be at a community event."
As with the music lineup, the roster of food trucks scheduled to participate in this year's Music on the Lawn represents the variety of cuisine available in the industry, James said.
"It's the kind of food you'd expect at a brick-and-mortar restaurant provided in a mobile setting by trucks with fully equipped kitchens," he said.
Scheduled food trucks are:
* June 6 -- Barroluco Comfort Food
* June 13 -- Alice's Aebelskabels
* June 20 -- The Burrito Bus
* June 27 -- A Cut Above
* July 11 -- Cupzilla Korean BBQ
* July 18 -- Hogback BBQ Pit
* July 25 -- Empanadas & More.