Crocker Park’s annual Independence Day music fest, Liberty Rocks presented by Metro Lexus, will take place on Sunday, June 30 from 3-9 p.m.
The free festival inside the lifestyle center will feature a concert by internationally known two-time Grammy nominated pop-rock band, Plain White T’s, to close out the event.
Leading up to the closing concert, Liberty Rocks presented by Metro Lexus will host a lineup of musicians and entertainers alongside vendors, activities, a beer garden and food trucks throughout the evening. The main stage located in Center Circle will include performances by Funk Worthy, Front Porch Lights, St. Edward High School Trash Talkers, and Old Skool.
“Liberty Rocks is our way of celebrating summer and the beginning of Independence Day by bringing together the perfect way to enjoy yourself with music, food and fun,” says Stacie Schmidt, vice president of marketing at Stark Enterprises. “We are looking forward to hosting different bands and musicians, including multi-platinum group Plain White T’s, along with vendors and activities to let each attendee make summer memories here at Crocker Park. It’s all happening here — all summer!”
The event is designed to be appealing to all ages, according to Danielle Gross, marketing and communications manager at Stark Enterprises, who says, “The variety of bands and musicians fit many different categories of music, and our headliner, Plain White T’s, offers a family-friendly vibe. The festival is perfect for families with younger children, something that older children will enjoy, and makes a great parents’ night out.”
Vendor Village will be located next to the main stage in West Park with an array of exhibitors including Graffiti HeART, Lake Erie Crushers, Cleveland Monsters, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and St. Helen’s Unicycle group, as well as family-friendly entertainment like stilt walkers, face painters, ballroom dancers and more.
In addition, all of Crocker Park’s daily family-friendly activities will be in operation during Liberty Rocks presented by Metro Lexus, including the Lake Ridge Academy splash zone and Birchwood School’s express train. Its 35+ dining options and 70+ retail stores will also be open during the festival.
Liberty Rocks presented by Metro Lexus will have an outdoor beer garden and food trucks down Main Street to enjoy while listening to the music. Attendees over 21 can choose from Miller Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy and Henry’s Hard Sparkling.
Admission to Liberty Rocks presented by Metro Lexus is free, and parking will be available in the main garages for $10. A portion of the parking and beer garden proceeds will go toward University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. For more information on Liberty Rocks and all other events at Crocker Park this summer, visit www.crockerpark.com and follow @CrockerPark on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Liberty Rocks event sponsors include Metro Lexus, Tri-C, Star 102, Q104, Sherwin Williams, Benesch, Hughie’s Event Production Services, Hyatt Place, Dane Restorz, Cedar Point, Brio, Cantina Laredo, Scene Magazine, and Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine.
More About The Plain White T’s
Since emerging in 1997 from Chicago, Plain White T’s comprising of Tom Higgenson (vocals), Tim Lopez (lead guitar and vocals), Dave Tirio (rhythm guitar), Mike Retondo (bass) and De’Mar Hamilton (drums) have produced several recognizable hits including “A Lonely September” in 2001, their Billboard Hot 100 song “Hey There Delilah” in 2005 and “Rhythm of Love” in 2010. The group recently released their newest album, “Parallel Universe”, which embodies their shift to creating music that speaks from their personal stories and experiences coming this far in life and the industry. The new album still contains The Plain White T’s signature “hummable” melodies while fusing electronic pop, lush guitar tones, and synth transmissions.