Live on the Green is in full swing as the third week of the 10th season of the annual, free outdoor fest goes down this Thursday, Aug. 23 at Public Square Park. Per the format adopted a few years back, Live on the Green runs four consecutive Thursdays, and culminates with an epic three-day, two-stage finale. Once again boasting an exciting and stacked lineup, this season will feature performances from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Dr. Dog, Car Seat Headrest, X Ambassadors, ZZ Ward, Parquet Courts, and more! After a great first night which included Dispatch, The Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta, the event tried to best itself with a stellar week two featuring Cold War Kids, Car Seat Headrest, Colony House, and *repeat repeat. While you would think that would be hard to top, it returns this Thursday with another solid lineup featuring beloved local neo-soul rockers Alanna Royale, garage punk outfit Parquet Courts, indie rock sensations Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and bluegrass folk rock studs Trampled By Turtles. With a predicted high temperature in the mid ’80s with low humidity on Thursday, this is one event where weather whiners and true music fans will all rejoice.
Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and music will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., and there will be plenty of food and alcohol vendors on site to meet your needs. Parking is $10 at the Public Square Park Garage below the festival site and $5 at Nissan E and F lots across the Woodland St Bridge, and various other garages and street parking options are available on the surrounding blocks (also, ride share is relatively simple with designated drop off and pick up spots). If you’re looking to up the ante on your LOTG experience, VIP tickets and backstage passes are typically available for purchase, however they generally sell out in advance. And finally, the tradition of an official LOTG after party is back this year, beginning each week at 11 p.m. at The Valentine on Broadway. Find out more about this week’s installment below, and find out more about the entire season on Live on the Green’s site.