It feels like we were just bidding the 2017 season of Live on the Green farewell, but, here we are again, ready to kick off another exciting year of the annual free outdoor fest this Thursday, Aug. 9 at Public Square Park. Per the format adopted a few years back, Live on the Green will run four consecutive Thursdays and culminate 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! This week’s inaugural installment is set to include Dispatch, The Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta, expanding to four artists a week the first three Thursdays, up from the three of years past (but with a couple shorter sets and quicker changes to mostly keep the same schedule). Clearly, LOTG is geared up to hit the ground running, and you can find out more about all four performers and why you absolutely don’t want to miss them, after the jump!
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 returns 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.