Geneva Summer Series Grows With Music, Movies & More | Local News
GENEVA – The Geneva Summer Series is expanding in 2021, with double the number of concerts and family entertainment.
“There is going to be a lot to do in Geneva this summer,” said Margie Netzel, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Geneva.
Netzel said the summer lineup includes a concert each week, an outdoor film screening every two weeks, the Geneva Water Battle and several “Junk in the Trunk” events.
“We’re skipping the ‘theme’ concerts this year, and we can’t serve free food,” she said. “But we will have food trucks available and our downtown restaurants will be ready to serve take out. “
The summer concert series will take place every Thursday: June 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15 and 22; and August 5 and 12 at the Rotary Pavilion. Special events start at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. Public toilets will be available at the Geneva Community Center.
“The concerts have been so popular over the past two years that we have decided to go ahead and have one every week throughout the summer,” Netzel said. “The entertainment is going to be fantastic.”
Ashtabula-based food trucks will be available during concerts.
Movies Under the Stars will be at Memorial Field on June 14 and 28; and July 19 and 26.
“The movies are family friendly, fun and free,” Netzel said. “We hope there are food trucks, and you can bring your picnic and popcorn as well.”
The films will include “Frozen II”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, “102 Dalmatians” and “Tom and Jerry”. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) at Memorial Field. Public toilets will be available.
“There is something really special about sitting under the stars in the dark and watching a movie,” Netzel said. “We encourage everyone to bring a chair, a blanket, a drink and a picnic. And of course, don’t forget the bug spray.
New this year is the “Junk in the Trunk” events.
“It’s a fun way to sell your garage sale items. Just fill your car trunk with household items to sell and rent a parking space in the Geneva Community Center parking lot for $ 5, ”Netzel said. “You keep the money from your sales and a local charity receives the rental fee.”
Registration is $ 5 per vehicle (cash only) and is on a first come, first served basis from 5:30 p.m. in the Geneva Community Center parking lot on Park Street. A maximum of 30 cars can be registered. Vendors can bring a table to set up in front of their car trunk. The vehicles will be socially distanced.
The Geneva water battle returns on July 25 at Memorial Field. This free, wet and wild day will feature Big Dog Bounce water slides and fun by local first responders.
“One of the highlights of the summer of 2019 was our water battle,” she said. “I honestly think the firefighters and paramedics had as much fun as the kids. They sprinkled an insane amount of water on these kids, and then they turned the pipes against each other. It was awesome. Bring your own squirt gun and towel!
Netzel said attendees at all summer events will need to follow all state and local COVID security mandates in place as of the date of the event. Masks must be worn when using the on-site washroom. Social distancing will be in place at each event and hand hygiene stations will be available.
“We focus on having fun, of course, but also on safety,” she said. “Please bring your mask with you to these summer events. We will also have a limited number of disposable masks available. “
All events will take place outdoors, and Netzel suggests that people check the City of Geneva’s Facebook page before coming if the sky is cloudy.
“Facebook is the most immediate way to find out the status of our events,” she said.
City events are made possible by local sponsors. Sponsorships are always available for concerts, films and the water fight. For more sponsorship information, send an email to [email protected]
The Geneva Summer Series is sponsored by: Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty of Geneva, WKKY, St. John’s Lutheran Church, la Ville de Genève, Callender Insurance, State Road Medical Facility, Geneva Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation, Miller Realty, Driftwood Industries, Big Dog Bounce, Gazette Newspapers / Great Lakes Printing and Geneva Business Association.
Geneva Summer Series Events
Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion:
June 10: Jungle Terry and Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty presents musician Erin Burke at 7pm
June 17: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Country group HUSH at 7 p.m.
June 24: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. the Take II group
July 1: Tour d’Lemon Motor Show at 6 p.m. the Geneva Business Association presents Olympic Brass “Tribute to America” at 7 p.m. (bring a non-perishable food for the Geneva Food Pantry!)
July 8: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Home / handmade music at 7 p.m.
July 15: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Simply Us Band at 7 p.m.
July 22: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. State Road Medical Facility presents Elvis at 7 p.m.
July 29: Thunder Creek Country Band at 7 p.m.
August 5: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Geneva Shores presents musician Susan Hagan at 7 p.m.
August 12: Junk in the Trunk at 6 p.m. Cat Lilly and Company at 7 p.m.
Movies at Memorial Field
June 14: “Frozen II” presented by State Road Medical Facility
June 28: “Tom and Jerry”
July 12: “Raya and the Last Dragon” presented by Callender Insurance
July 26: “102 Dalmatians” presented by St. John’s Lutheran Church