Final weekend of free concerts at Lurman Woodland Theatre

The annual summer concert series at the Lurman Woodland Theatre concludes this weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Jay Cleaver and the Love Leaders will take the stage at the Lurman Woodland Theatre.

Led by Cleaver on the saxophone and vocals, the band combines congos, drums, piano and guitars to create an upbeat rock and funk style.

The 6-8 p.m. concert in the wooded setting is free.

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the Klassix will close out the 2013 series.

For the past 20 years, the Klassix have performed original renditions as well as classic hits from a variety of genres, including rock, funk, country and latin. 

Fans should bring chairs or blankets to the natural amphitheater on the campus of Catonsville High School, off Hilltop Road and Bloomsbury Avenue. Bench seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food and drinks available for purchase. No alcohol, grills or pets.

Saturday will mark the last jazz concert of the summer at the Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave.

The Craig Alston Quintet will perform 6-8 p.m. in the finale of the monthly summer series.

This is an outdoor event, so bring lawn chairs, loungers and blankets.

Refreshments will be sold and guests may bring a picnic.

Gates open at 5 p.m.

Tickets available at the gate for a $10 donation.

For information, call 410-887-1081

Area business groups will offer free concerts Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's annual Frederick Road Fridays summer concert series continues Aug. 23.

Fiddlin' Around will perform a blend of Irish, bluegrass and folk music 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parking lot at the Mews on Mellor Avenue. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs.

Heavy Seas beer from the microbrewery in nearby Halethorpe and other beverages will be served by the chamber and members of local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from the Aug. 23 concession sales benefit the Rotary Club of Catonsville.

For information about the concert series, go to

On Aug. 24, the Dave DeMarco Band, led by the former bassist for Crack the Sky, will perform 4-7 p.m. on the parking lot at 5200 Selma Ave., in Arbutus.

The free concert is part of the Arbutus Business and Professional Association's first season of summer concerts.

Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase.

Bring lawn chairs for seats.

For information, go to

Elizabeth Cahn contributed to this article. 

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