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Presque Isle Partnership announces return of UPMC Sunset Music Series; Introduces Food Truck Wednesdays to Beach 1 on Presque Isle State Park

Posted on May 1st, 2018 at 12:50 PM
Presque Isle Partnership announces return of UPMC Sunset Music Series; Introduces Food Truck Wednesdays to Beach 1 on Presque Isle State Park

The UPMC Sunset Music Series will return to the sandy shores of Beach 1 @ Presque Isle State Park with the addition of Food Truck Wednesdays on Wednesday, June 13, 2018! Join us every Wednesday from 5:30 PM until sunset between June 13th & July 18th for SIX (6) FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON THE BEACH against the backdrop of a WORLD CLASS LAKE ERIE SUNSET!

The fourth Wednesday of the Summer Concert Series falls on July 4th and Presque Isle Partnership will celebrate Independence Day by showcasing four live bands! The bands will play at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:15 PM.

Each Wednesday enjoy two live bands, swimming, Hula Hoop Playshops with Jennifer Dennehy, and weekly raffle drawings. At the final concert on July 18th 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

Supported by: HVA Senior Living Alliance, E.C.G.R.A., Modern Dental Group, Abbatron

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 three local food trucks that will rotate weekly.

Enjoy easy access by utilizing our ADA accessible parking and 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!  

Ample parking, including motorcycle parking, is available!

The UPMC Sunset Music Series is pet friendly with certain restrictions: pets must remain behind the life guard 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.

2018 UPMC SUNSET MUSIC SERIES LINEUP                                          FOOD TRUCK WEDNESDAYS LINEUP

June 13


Opener @ 5:30 PM              Brenna Bone                                                  Jay’s Mainstreet               The Atacolypse

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Abbey Road                                                   Connie’s Ice Cream         The Big Cheese

                                                                                                                                The Juice Jar                                      

June 20


Opener @ 5:30 PM              Rankin & Schell                                             Jay’s Mainstreet               Sticks & Bricks

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          The Groove                                                    Connie’s Ice Cream         Foodoo Truck

                                                                                                                                The Que Abides               

June 27


 Opener @ 5:30 PM              Sirsy                                                                   Jay’s Mainstreet               The Atacolypse

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Mans Room Band                                        Connie’s Ice Cream         The Big Cheese

                                                                                                                                Sticks & Bricks                                                   

July 4


 Opener @ 1:30 PM              Juvenile Characteristics                             Jay’s Mainstreet               sorcerie

Second Act @ 3:30 PM       JD Eicher                                                          Connie’s Ice Cream         The Big Cheese

Third Act @ 5:30 PM           Falling Hollywood                                         The Juice Jar                       Foodoo Truck

Closing Act @ 7:15 PM       Stiletto                                                             The Que Abides


July 11


 Opener @ 5:30 PM              Lake Effect                                                      Jay’s Mainstreet               The Atacolypse

Headliner @ 7:15 PM          Jackson Station                                             Connie’s Ice Cream         The Que Abides

                                                                                                                                Sticks & Bricks


July 18


 Opener @ 5:30 PM              Jon Halmi from the Hip                              Jay’s Mainstreet               Foodoo Truck

Headliner @ 7:15 PM         Tennessee Backporch                                                Connie’s Ice Cream         sorcerie

                                                                                                                                The Juice Jar      

  For information, contact event coordinator, Jim Butts, at 814-838-5144 x 102 or by email at