This year's Sundays at Scioto concert series features a roster that boasts a bevy of artists who will be performing in the series for the first time.

Only two of eight featured bands are Sundays at Scioto veterans, said David Guion, Dublin Arts Council executive director.

"It's a really fresh approach this year," he said.

Sundays at Scioto, the annual concert series held by Dublin Arts Council, returns Sunday, June 11.

Free weekly concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater in Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive.

Guion said the Arts Council's board of trustees did an excellent job choosing a diverse group of musicians with strong followings.

Nearly 30 bands were reviewed this year, he said.

First up in the series is Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges, from Nashville, Tennessee. The band performs selections from the Eagles' most prolific period.

One of the two returning bands is Six Appeal, which will perform July 30. The a cappella group last year received a standing ovation for its performance, Guion said.

Janet Cooper, director of engagement for the Dublin Arts Council, said Six Appeal is a fun band known for engaging the audience.

"It is just absolutely a delight," she said.

The concert series' other returning band is Dulahan, which will perform July 2.

A contemporary Celtic group from Dayton, Dulahan employs multi-layered instrumentation and three- and four-part vocal harmonies.

Each concert will feature a different food truck for attendees, and Jeni's Splendid Ice creams will be on hand for dessert. A portion of the food sales will benefit the concert series.

Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted in the amphitheater. The park has a capacity of 1,500 people, and concerts will be closed to additional visitors should crowds reach that number.

Information about concert delays and cancellations because of threatening weather can be obtained by calling 614-889-7444 or online at dublinarts.org. Announcements will also be posted on the DAC Facebook page and via Twitter.

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