The 38th Annual Hopelands Summer Concert Series ends tonight with the band that kicked off this season.


The Aiken Concert Band returns after performing in May, which was a very special show because it was the last time Col. Gary Lamb conducted the group of musicians. Lamb led the band since 2008, and Col. Bill Clark is now the conductor.


According to its website, the Aiken Concert Band is a non-profit organization and offers musical entertainment to communities around the CSRA. The band currently has a membership of more than 85 people.


The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.


Admission to the series is free. Hopelands Gardens is located just off Whiskey Road.


Shuttle service is available from the Ceramics Center on Two Notch Road to Hopelands Gardens.


Handicap, performers and staff parking will be located at the Rye Patch. There is no parking on Berrie Road or Dupree Place. Public parking is available at the Green Boundary Club on Whiskey Road across from Hopelands Gardens.


Food is allowed, but alcohol is not. Pets on leashes are allowed. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.


In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Whiskey Road. If the venue does change, call 643-4661 for more information.


For more information on the concert series schedule, call 642-7650.