The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has announced the lineup for the 2013 Hopelands Summer Concert Series.

This year marks the 39th season for the program. The series will begin on Monday, May 6, and continues each Monday evening until Aug. 26 at Hopelands Gardens.

All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and admission to each is free.

All those in attendance should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. Picnic dinners are permitted. Well-behaved pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

Parking for the handicapped is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot on Dupree Place.

All other concert attendees should park at the Green Boundary Club on Whiskey Road.

A shuttle from the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Ceramics Center parking lot on Two Notch Road will run to Hopelands Gardens on June 17 and Aug. 5.

In the event of rain, the concerts will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center at 1700 Whiskey Road in Gym 2.

For more information, call 803-643-4661 or visit

May 6 — Aiken Concert Band, sponsored by Security Federal

(performs classical and contemporary music)

May 13 — South Boundary

(male, mostly a cappella ensemble)

May 20 — Savannah River Winds, sponsored by Right at Home CSRA

(performs a Broadway revue featuring classic show tunes)

May 27 — Aiken Civic Ballet

(performs selections from original ballets and contemporary dance works)

June 3 — Suzuki Strings, sponsored by the Aiken Performing Arts Group

(performs a variety of music on violins played by local youth)

June 10 — Maureen Simpson/Aiken Choral Society

(performs variety of musical styles including choral, opera and Broadway music)

June 17 — Mike Frost Band, sponsored by DayBreak Adult Care Services

(performs jazz standards and modern ballads)

June 24 — Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, sponsored by Vikki Crossland, Meybohm Realtors

(performs traditional dance forms originating in Ireland)

July 1 — To be announced

July 8 — To be announced

July 15 — Karen Gordon & Garden City Jazz, sponsored by Cumberland Village

(classic and vocal jazz favorites and standards)

July 22 — 4 Cats in the Dog House, sponsored by The Willcox

(performs jazz and pop music)

July 29 — Ken Gabriel Band, sponsored by Allegra Print & Imaging

(performs Americana music, including classic pop and soft rock)

Aug. 5 — Aiken Big Band, sponsored by Cumberland Village

(performs big band music, classic and contemporary)

Aug. 12 — Aiken Brass, sponsored by Right at Home CSRA

(performs a variety of musical styles)

Aug. 19 — Fort Gordon, The Semifours Trombone, sponsored by Hearing Associates of S.C.

(performs jazz, popular, avant-garde and contemporary music)

Aug. 26 — Aiken Concert Band, sponsored by Security Federal

(performs classical and contemporary music)

* This concert begins at 6:30 p.m.