Every year my husband and I venture down to Lock 3 in Akron for some of their concerts. It is so much easier to do than I ever thought it would be. We have never paid for parking. Most of the concerts are free. If you do not want to bring your own lawn chairs you can rent some. Refreshments are available to buy. Just in case some of you would like to reminisce to some 70’s-80’s music I am going to post the schedule. On a balmy summer night, it’s a really good time.
The City of Akron’s Lock 3 Announces Summer 2022 Rock the Lock Concert Schedule
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Lock 3, in partnership with 97.5 WONE, are thrilled to share Lock 3’s Rock the Lock summer concert series on the iconic Cleveland Clinic Akron General Stage. The season kicks off on Friday, May 27 with Into The Blue, an ELO Tribute, with Sunflurry. Lock 3’s full summer 2022 event schedule including additional concerts, jazz nights, festivals, movie nights, and more will be released on April 25.
“I’m excited to announce this year’s ‘Rock the Lock’ concert schedule,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “Each year, this concert series brings thousands of Akronites and guests into Akron’s ‘central park’ to enjoy good music, good company, and good times. We can’t wait to entertain you again this summer so mark your calendars and come on down.”
Fridays beginning May 27 and continuing through Sept. 2, Lock 3 will host your favorite tribute bands, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts beginning at 7 p.m. There will be some special concerts on Saturdays and Sundays as well. All listed concerts are presented in partnership with 97.5 WONE. Concerts are free unless noted otherwise. See the full schedule below:
- May 27 Into The Blue ELO Tribute with Sunflurry
- June 3 Draw The Line The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute with Lady Lyre
- (Sat.) June 4 Donnie Iris and The Cruisers with Ravenwood Tickets available at The Akron Civic Theatre
- June 10 Fleetwood Macked Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Kerosene
- June 17 Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience with Akron’s Magic Alex *($5 Admission)*
- June 24 Satisfaction International Rolling Stones Tribute with The Twistoffs
- July 1 E5C4P3 Journey Tribute with Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings (RWB Fest)
- (Sat.) July 2 Bruce in The USA World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Sinners and Saints (RWB Fest)
- (Sun.) July 3 The Best of Queen featuring The Georgia Players Guild with Xcess featuring Andrea (RWB Fest)
- July 8 Best of Times A Tribute to STYX with The Michael Weber Show
- July 15 Double Vision The Foreigner Experience with Blue Hour *($5 Admission)*
- (Sat.) July 16 Who’s Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute with Umojah Nation A LOCK 3 EXTRA!
- July 22 Atomic Punks The Tribute to Early Van Halen with Neil Zaza
- July 29 Hard Days Night A Beatles Tribute with The Angie Haze Project
- Aug. 12 Full Moon Fever Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tribute with Ben Gage
- Aug. 19 Hotel California The Original Tribute to The Eagles with Walking in Circles *($5 Admission)*
- Aug. 26 Straight On The Heart Tribute with The Ladies Night
- Sept. 2 ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute with Ravenwood (Pizza Fest)
Sponsors and foundation underwriting keep all concerts free or at deep discounts.
Lock 3 thanks our sponsors Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron Civic Theatre, Downtown Akron Partnership, Tramonte Distributing, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola, Thirsty Dog Brewery, The Knight Foundation, Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, Roetzel, Pritt Entertainment Group, WAKR, WONE, WQMX, and Courtyard Marriott Downtown Akron.
Food and alcohol are available for purchase in Lock 3. You are welcome to bring your own food to concerts or enjoy your lunch sitting at Lock 3 but outside alcohol is not permitted. Outside food and drinks are not permitted during the festivals. We accept cash, MasterCard, and Visa. There is open seating for concerts. Bring your own chair or blanket and find a good spot to enjoy the show. For a full list of FAQs click here.
Concert and event information will be posted as it becomes available at lock3live.com.
Downtown Akron Partnership
103 S. High St., 4th floor
Akron, OH 44308
©2022 Downtown Akron Partnership