The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun beats hotter, and the kids are itching to get out of the classroom, which can only mean one thing – summer is almost upon us. Summer brings a sense of adventure and opens up a wide range of new ways to fill our time, including concerts. This summer, Fort Wayne has a great deal to offer both the avid and casual concert go-er. Beginning in the end of May, the concerts continue through September and bring an end to summer with their conclusion. Rock the Plaza  RockthePlaza Saturdays May 31 – August 30 Main Library Plaza Music starts at 6:00 pm  Free; food available to buy May 31 - Walkin' Papers, URB, Orange Opera June 7 - Black Cat Mambo, Velvet Soul, Freak Brothers June 14 - Bonafide, Jug Huffers, Pop-N-Fresh June 21 - Tim Herrington Band, Sparrow 5, Sum Morz June 28 - Earphorik, Ivory West, Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae, Kill the Rabbit July 5 - Soft N Heavy, Marnee, Small Town July 19 (Three Ricers Fireworks Night) - the Humanity, the Taj Maholics, Unlikely Alibi, Moser Woods July 26 - PFL, Clusterfolk, the Insta-Gators, Tone Junkies August 2 - Bekah Bradley Band, Casket Sharp, Sunny Taylor Band August 9 - Joel Young band, ButtonHead, Infantry of Noise, Cougar Hunter August 16 - Seattle Rain, Trackless, Hip-O-Fonic August 23 - Yellow Dead Bettys, Mike Conley & Jane Heald, Dan Dickerson's Harp Condition, Quincy &  Q-Tet August 30 - Grateful Groove, Pink Droyd   Friday Nites Live Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center by the Courtyard Fountain Fridays, June 6 – September 5 6:30-8:30 pm Free; local bands performing June 6 -  Junk Yard Band June 13 -  Good Night Gracie June 20 -  Sugar Shot June 27 - Fort Wayne Jazz Orchestra  July 5 NO CONCERT July 11- Hubie Ashcraft and the Drive July 18 - Big Caddy Daddy July 25 - Sierra Shame August 1 - Urban Legend August 8 - Ty Causey August 15 - Loudmouth Soup August 22 - New Millenium Orchestra August 29 - Rosemary Gates September 5 - Todd Harrold Band   Lunch on the Square One Summit Square Thursdays, June 5 - August 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Food trucks onsite  June 5 - Shade & Shannon June 12 - Fernando Tarrango & Ken Jehle June 19 - The Jay Taylors June 26 - The Todd Harrold Band July 3 - Honey Badger July 10 - Joe Justice July 17 - Jug Huffers July 24 - Night to Remember July 31 - Pop ‘n’ Fresh Aug. 7 - Fringe Preview Aug. 14 - Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Aug. 21 - Mike Connely Aug. 28 - Grand Finale!   YLNI Living FW Concert Series Headwaters Park West First Wednesday of June, July, and August 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Food and drink from local food trucks and acoustic music 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Showtime with a 15-minute break Open to all; Beer Garden hosted by JK O'Donnell's for those 21+ June 4 – Sunny Taylor; Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros. July 2 – Left lane Cruiser; Unlikely Alibi August 6 – Adam Strack; Blue Bird Revival   Botanical Roots at the Botanical Conservatory CJ Chenier 037 slide Botanical Conservatory - Terrace Garden Fridays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Doors open at 7:30 pm and opening acts take the stage at 8:30 pm Admission $6; kids 12 and under are free Food and drinks provided by Mad Anthony available for purchase   Concerts at Foellinger Outdoor Theater Foellinger Theater Shows at 8:00 pm unless otherwise stated Ticket prices vary May 24 – Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles May 29 – Old Crow Medicine Show with Special Guest Robert Ellis June 6 – The Guess Who June 21 – The Hit Men June 24 – REO Speedwagon June 28 – BritBeat July 12 – Foreigner August 16 – Styx August 21 at 7:30 pm  – Willie Nelson & Friends August 23 – Mavis Staples September 27 – Los Lobos   For even more great summer ideas, check out our Calendar of Events!