The 33rd season of the Grandview Heights Public Library's Music on the Lawn series kicks off June 5 with a community favorite.
"We'll open our series this year with the British Invasion, and whenever they perform at Music on the Lawn, it's a big night for us," said Canaan Faulkner, the library's public relations manager. "People really love them."
The concert series will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July on the lawn at the library, 1685 W. First Ave. The concerts are coordinated by the library and the Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation Department.
There will be no concert July 3 due to Red White & Boom, Faulkner said.
"Music on the Lawn goes so well every year," he said. "After 33 years, it's become a tradition that people know and look forward to each summer.
"We'll have some new bands this year we think people will enjoy, but we also like to pepper in some returning favorites," Faulkner said. "We try to offer a good blend of different types of music for people to enjoy."
In addition to the British Invasion's setlist of classic '60s songs, the lineup will include:
* June 12 -- The Conspiracy Band (R&B/funk)
* June 19 -- The Randys (eclectic oldies)
* June 26 -- MojoFlo (neo-funk/soul)
* July 10 -- Cherry Chrome (alternative rock)
* July 17 -- Inner City Blues Band (blues/R&B)
* July 24 -- The Silky Ray Band (blues)
* July 31 -- Agent 99 ('70s rock).
MojoFlo, which is making its Music on the Lawn debut, "is one of the most popular bands in central Ohio" and just was named best band in Columbus in a recent poll, Faulkner said.
"Cherry Chrome has performed before as part of our Music in the Atrium series," he said. "They're relatively new and began when most of their members were in high school. They're in college now, although the lead singer's dad plays drums."
Music on the Lawn concerts are free. There is no rain location.
"We try to make a decision on whether to cancel a concert due to weather by 6 p.m.," Faulkner said. "People can call the library at 614-486-2951 after 6 to check on cancellations or check our Facebook page."
The Friends of the Grandview Library will sell water and juice at each concert, with proceeds benefiting the library foundation.
A food truck also will be at each concert, presented by the Central Ohio Food Truck Association and the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership.