CLEVELAND — One of Cleveland's favorite summer events returns tonight.

The first Wade Oval Wednesday of the year takes place June 12, kicking the season off with a Motown and R&B theme.

The weekly event is free to the public and features concerts, movie screenings, food trucks and more in a family-friendly setting. Some Wade Oval Wednesdays will also have a fireworks display. 

Concerts typically run from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday, while some of the neighboring museums will stay open late. 

A free shuttle will be available between Glenville’s Eastside Market and the PNC Fairfax Connection before, during and after each concert. Paid parking is available at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland History Center and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Free parking can be found at the VA Hospital employee garage after 5:30 p.m. Click here for a parking map.

Check out the full Wade Oval Wednesday concert schedule below:

June 12: Councilman Conwell & The Footprints: Motown, R&B

June 19: Blue Lunch: Blues

June 26: Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band: Reggae; Fireworks following the concert

July 10: BackTraxx: Motown, Disco, Funk; Market Night

July 17: RockNRoll Chorus: A Capella; Movie Night: "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

July 24: Son Gitano: Latin, Salsa

July 31: Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups: Dance, Covers

August 7: Hubb’s Groove: R&B, Blues, Jazz; Movie Night: "Captain Marvel"

August 14: The Rad Trads: Indie Rock, Americana, Soul; Market Night

August 21: Pieces of Eight: Classic Rock with horns

Wade Oval will also be host to a series of special events, including Market Night July 10 and Aug. 14. The special events are as follows:

June 19:

  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • 50th Anniversary of the burning of the Cuyahoga River

June 26:

  • Fireworks following the concert

July 10:

  • WOW Market Night

July 17:

  • 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Movie Night - "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

July 31:

  • Healthy WOW Night
  • Guinness World Record attempt for the most people making giant bubbles with tri-string wands simultaneously

August 7:

  • PNC's Mobile Learning Adventure
  • Cleveland Cavaliers All For Fun Tour
  • Cleveland Indians Hotdog Mascot race around Wade Oval
  • Movie Night - "Captain Marvel"

August 14:

  • WOW Market Night

Wade Oval is located at 10820 East Boulevard. Click here to learn more.

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