Sounds Around Town

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Sounds Around Town

WQLN's community performance series, Sounds Around Town, returns with a new lineup of regional performers. Sounds Around Town is a free, open-air community summer concert series held at WQLN’s wooded pavilion.

Bring your blanket or beach chair and your appetite for beer, coffee, and Smith's products, courtesy of Erie Beer Company, Mill Creek Coffee Company, and Smith's Provisions. Then settle in for an evening of rock, jazz, bluegrass, and more.

As an added bonus, you'll get a peek at the behind-the-scenes operation of WQLN-TV and Radio production. We'll record the concerts live and air them on WQLN-TV on Thursday nights this summer and on WQLN Radio throughout the coming year.

Showtime for each concert is 7pm, outdoors at WQLN
(inside if the weather turns) 8425 Peach Street, Erie.

Cost: FREE


Six Year Stretch

Six Year Stretch is an alternative/pop rock band from Erie, PA., focusing on writing music with infectious melodies and tight harmonies that is bound to get stuck in your head! SYS consists of brothers Andy, Adam and Alex Brown, along with Mike Wolfe.

Broke Boland

Broke Boland is a one man band act from Erie, Pennsylvania. His drummer is his left foot, and his percussion section is his right foot. Broke Boland mixes folk, gypsy, Americana, and punk into his own exciting one man band show!

Mountain Thyme Ramblers

Mountain Thyme Ramblers is a five piece bluegrass band with a touch of Irish music. Band members include Mike Berry (banjo), Dan Aldrich (dobro), Craig Pieper (mandolin & vocals), Randy Bowers (guitar & vocals), and Brad Kamaromy (upright bass).

The Mighty Sea

The Mighty Sea is an alternative acoustic duo with guitar, viola and powerful yet vulnerable vocal stylings that makes for a hauntingly emotive sound.

Joe Dorris & Friends

Beloved Erie jazz vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Joe Dorris and special guests – to be announced – will recreate the experience of Norman Granz’s popular 1940s-1980s “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concerts.


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  • Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)

Past Sounds Around Town Programs

Liquid Nixon

Liquid Nixon’s sound is a culmination of old school sound with modern sensibility... or is it old school sensibility with modern sound. Who cares? It’s Jazzy, funky rock that we enjoy writing & playing!

Erie Playhouse, Celebrating 100 Year

The stars shine bright over the Erie Playhouse, one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation. Recognized as one of the 10 best community theatres in national competition, it remains at the forefront of the arts not only in Northwest Pennsylvania, but the entire state.

Salmon Frank

Salmon Frank is a high energy, fun-oriented band that plays some of the finest venues in the NW Pennsylvania, NE Ohio and SW New York region. Line up ranges from 3 piece acoustic to 6 piece party band!

Tiger Maple String Band

Tiger Maple String Band is an energetic collection of talented musicians dedicated to continuing traditional and original old-time music. With a home base in Northwest Pennsylvania, a rural setting gives plenty of inspiration towards the continuance of acoustic music. The band features Lori Burke on vocals and guitar, Justine and Alison Parker on fiddle, Barry Smith on banjo and vocals, and Fred Parker on guitar and vocals.

Daybreak Radio

Tyler Smilo


The Groove