Volume 1 Issue 3 www.destinationdowntownakron.com June 2004
  The Lock that Rocks!
  2nd Annual Gospel Fest
  Greased Lighting & Elvis
  Ragin' Cajun Fest

Greased Lightning & Elvis
Saturday, June 19, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.–$10 admission (includes Classic Car Show)

Featuring the Platters, the Coasters and the Drifters!

Practice your hand jive and hula-hoop, because the Greased Lightning festival includes everything from a costume contest to hula-hoop and bubble-gum blowing competitions, trivia challenge, and more.

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Akron Family Barbeque
July 2, 3 & 4

Lock 3 park and FirstEnergy Stage is the place to be on July 2, 3 and 4. Dubbed the “Akron Family Barbeque” festival, this three-day event whets the appetite with specialty barbeque vendors, festival foods and beverage stands, Friday and Sunday concerts, an outdoor home show, the “Akron Idol” competitions, Akron’s Fireworks Spectacular, and other events.

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The Lock That Rocks!
Summer in the city

Last summer, more than 50,000 people experienced an abundance of concerts and events at the new Lock 3 Live! park and FirstEnergy Stage, located on Main Street next to Akron Civic Theatre.

This year, the open-air arts and entertainment venue will rock downtown Akron with 15 fun-themed festivals held every Saturday between June 12 to September 25...

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2nd Annual Gospel Fest
Saturday, June 12, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.–FREE admission

On June 12, gospel music will move the masses during the 2nd annual Gospel Festival at Lock 3 Live! and FirstEnergy Stage. Similar to last summer’s exceptionally popular event, the festival is free.

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Mighty Clouds of Joy (left)
This year, the national headliner is Mighty Clouds of Joy. Regional talent includes Kenny Eldridge, Prayer Warriors, Divine Hope, Men in Praise, Agape, Mutual Gifts, Buchtel High School Gospel Choir, and Brandon Hollis.
Ragin’ Cajun Fest
Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.–$10 admission


America's most popular Cajun band, Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, will serve up a musical sauce pequante blending Cajun and Zydeco music with blues, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, Caribbean and more.

You’ll be hard-pressed to sit still, stirred by the sounds of squeezebox riff. Purchase multicolored Mardi Gras beads. Sample Cajun-style foods or nibble festival fare

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