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Sounds Around Town

Sounds Around Town is WQLN's series of free concerts and TV and radio broadcasts, outdoors at WQLN, 8425 Peach Street, Erie (indoors in case of inclement weather), featuring all local bands.

Each year, music lovers of all ages enjoy WQLN's Sounds Around Town free concerts in the picturesque setting of WQLN's wooded pavilion. The public is invited and encouraged to bring their picnic blankets and festival chairs for four family-friendly evenings of local entertainment.

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

Showtime for each 60- to 90-minute concert is 7:30pm. WQLN PBS NPR production will begin at 6:00pm, and guests are invited to come early.

Cost: FREE

2023 Lineup
  • For Elle Taylor, music is personal. Tracks are poetic re-imaginings of life experiences and stories, again, brought to life by herself and other local artists. Once she puts pen to paper, Taylor usually adds guitar next and then other musical elements. Everything then comes fully together when she records her intensely emotive vocals.
  • Touch of Grey is a classic rock cover band from Meadville, PA specializing in music by the Grateful Dead, but covering a wide variety of classics, spanning from the 60’s to today.

  • Sunday at the Station’s sound has been described as a blend of high-energy Americana, folk, and bluegrass with a touch of punk melody and bluesy soul. The band has been performing in the Tri-state area for over a decade and is always a crowd favorite, providing an entertaining and interactive performance.
  • Josh Travis plays his music to evaporate the veils of pride we walk with and replace it with a societal suffering that burns for amelioration. He plays to relate to your pain. He plays to show love in a naked form.
Watch full-length Sounds Around Town concerts from past years with WQLN PBS Passport.
Take a look back at selected performances from previous years.