Summer Concerts and Festivals: Two Brothers Summer Festival, Blues on the Fox Announce Dates

Summer Festival, Aurora

A Midwest summer just isn’t a summer without hitting up several local festivals on the weekends. In Aurora, two of the hottest summer concert festivals are Blues on the Fox and Two Brothers Summer Festival. Here is what you need to know to mark your calendar accordingly. The countdown is on!

What: Blues on the Fox

Where: RiverEdge Park, Aurora

When: Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20

Concert notes: Blues on the Fox is an Aurora staple. It’s often noted that Aurora’s blues acts are top-notch and exceed other area blues festivals.

Connect: RiverEdge Park on Facebook

What: Two Brothers Summer Festival

Where: Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora

When: Friday, June 26; Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28

Concert notes: This fun, relaxed festival was formerly called the Hop Juice Fest. It’s been around for a few years at the Roundhouse, and brings great bands to the outdoor concert stage that you’d otherwise be hard pressed to find outside of a big city venue.

Connect: HERE

More summer fun …

What: Soul Feed Smooth Jazz Festival

Where: RiverEdge Park, Aurora

When: Saturday, June 6

Concert notes: It’s the first time that this festival will be hosted in Aurora. In its seventh year, this year’s event features Walter Beasley, super group Hiroshima, and Cuban Afro group Mambo Express.

Connect: HERE

What: Aurora Green Fest

Where: Prisco Community Center

When: Saturday, June 13

Notes: This environmentally-friendly affair is a ton of fun for all ages, and offers up a bit of everything green from a solar-powered concert stage to local eggs for sale.

Connect: Aurora Greenfest on Facebook

What: Louche Puce Market

Where: Water Street Mall, between Downer & Galena

When: Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Notes: This eclectic summer market brings dozens of vendors to the tree-lined, pedestrian friendly Water Street Mall. Typically, it’s on the second Saturday from June to September, but it’s a one-day-only event this year.

Connect: Louche Puce Market on Facebook

What: First Fridays in Downtown Aurora

Where: Various venues

When: The first Friday of every month in 2015, including June 5, July 3, August 7

Notes: This year, watch for First Fridays to include outdoor performances and artisan tables during the warmer, summer months.

Connect: Aurora Downtown on Facebook

What: Alley Art Festival will return on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Where: Water Street Mall

When: Not this year!

Notes: Alley Art Festival is taking a break this year. Catch the grassroots art festival next year on the last Saturday in August.

Connect: Alley Art Festival on Facebook

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