About Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park partners with the National Park Service to bring live music year-round to Cuyahoga Valley National Park at three unique park locations! From lively folk concerts to outdoor jam sessions, we’ve got something for every music enthusiast.

Free Summer Concerts

Wednesdays | June – August
5:30 p.m. family activities | 6:30 p.m. concert begins

Grab a blanket and a picnic dinner and bring your family to hear FREE music in your national park! All concerts are located at the picturesque Howe Meadow (4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH 44264).


Howe Meadow’s Uniqueness

The word “meadow” conjures images of a lush green field full of flowers, but Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Howe Meadow is often full of people. Like a high school multipurpose room that serves as a cafeteria, a gymnasium, and a choir concert venue, Howe Meadow hosts many events. Since it sits less than half a mile from manmade Indigo Lake, a popular fishing and bird-watching spot, and less than two miles from the historic Everett Covered Bridge and several trails, it is the perfect spot to begin or end your day in the park.

What Makes It Great

The Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, hosts free concerts in the meadow every summer on Wednesdays, featuring blues, jazz, Celtic, African drums, and more. The music is always preceded by family activities. Concert goers are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy! For a full schedule, click here >

The Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow, the first farmer’s market in a national park, supports local farmers and friendly vendors who sell organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs and poultry, artisan cheeses, homemade honey, baked goods, and dog treats. And, they also share recipes, provide tips on how to prepare meat and produce, hold cooking demos and tastings, and give gardening advice. For summer hours, click here >

Hikers who need to work out a few kinks can head to Howe Meadow for free yoga classes offered by the park. To see the schedule, click here >