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Presque Isle Partnership announces return of UPMC Sunset Music Series and Food Truck Wednesdays at Beach 1 on Presque Isle State Park

Posted on May 21st, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Presque Isle Partnership announces return of UPMC Sunset Music Series and Food Truck Wednesdays at Beach 1 on Presque Isle State Park

The UPMC Sunset Music Series and Food Truck Wednesdays will return to the sandy shores of Beach 1 @ Presque Isle State Park this summer for SIX (6) FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON THE BEACH against the backdrop of a WORLD CLASS LAKE ERIE SUNSET. Concerts will be held from 5:30 PM until sunset on the following dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10 & 17. Note that due to heavy park usage surrounding July 4th holiday week, no concert will take place that week. 

Each Wednesday enjoy two live bands, extended swimming hours, Hula Hoop Playshops with Jennifer Dennehy, and weekly raffle drawings. At the final concert on July 17th, a grand prize will be drawn for a 90-minute sail and happy hour aboard Flagship Niagara League’s Lettie G. Howard for up to 37 friends! 

Presented by: UPMC Hamot & UPMC Health Plan, Presque Isle Partnership 

Delicious food will be available for purchase from local food trucks for Food Truck Wednesdays. Connie’s Ice Cream and J's Mainstreet will be on the beach at each of the Sunset Music Series concerts and will be joined on the roadway by local food trucks that will rotate weekly. 

Enjoy easy access by utilizing our 200 ft. ADA "Mobi-Mat" pathways. These recycled plastic mats create a smooth, wheelchair accessible path out onto the beach for an impressive view and memorable experience for all to enjoy. 

The UPMC Sunset Music Series is pet-friendly with certain restrictions: pets must remain behind the lifeguard chairs, near the tree line and leashed at all times. Pet waste must be promptly picked up and disposed of properly. 

As a reminder: Smoking on the beach during the concerts is prohibited and alcohol is not permitted on Presque Isle State Park.


June 5



Opener @ 5:30 PM              DangerBird

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Jeff Fetterman Band                                 

June 12



Opener @ 5:30 PM              The Rooftop Project Band

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          The Goats

June 19



Opener @ 5:30 PM              Re•Issue

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          SIRSY

June 26



Opener @ 5:30 PM              The Acoustic Jukebox

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Lucky Dog                                                                                                                       

July 10



Opener @ 5:30 PM              Six Year Stretch

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival                                                                                                

July 17



Opener @ 5:30 PM              Jamie B. Gallagher

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          The Breeze Band



For information, contact Jon DeMarco at 814-838-5144 x 101 or by email at