Free concerts by the river are back for a second season.
Did you love the free Friday concerts at the Ruby Amphitheater last summer? The new season starts this week with two crowd pleasers: Elton John tribute band Philadelphia Freedom opening for The Stranger, for fans of Billy Joel.
Shows start at 6:30 p.m., with headliners at 8. Here’s the rest of the summer’s line-up:
9 Color Me Badd with opener The Heavy Hitters
16 Love and Theft with opener Christian Lopez
23 Debbie Gibson with opener Holly Forbes
7 Oak Ridge Boys with opener Davisson Brothers Band
14 MANIA: The ABBA Tribute with opener Adrian and The Soul Miners
21 Caleb Johnson with opener The Michael Weber Show
28 Thunderstruck: AC/DC Tribute with opener The JukeBox Band
4 Los Lobos with opener Del Castillo
11 Home Free with opener Morgan White
18 Sam Bush with opener Andrew Adkins
25 Smash Mouth with opener Motorcycle Drive-By
Other events at the amphitheater this summer include Shakespeare in the Park, the city’s Independence Day celebration, and, for the first time at this venue, the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival. Check the online calendar for up to date information.