Free Music, All Summer Long

Tristan Eden
BalletMet at Rhythm on the River

Save your money for a summer getaway-we found several ways to see live music and get some fresh air without spending a dime.

Concerts on the Green

This month, Worthington's Concerts on the Green series (held in the northwest portion of the Village Green at the corner of High Street and Dublin-Granville Road) hosts Scioto Station (July 5), Phil Clark & The Soul (July 12), the Andy Shaw Band (July 19) and "Songs at the Center" (July 26) featuring three local singer-songwriters. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., but get there around 6 p.m. for organized pre-show walks around Worthington-with a stop at Graeter's. Village Green, Worthington,

Downtown Live Concert Series

The Downtown Live series kicks off July 9 with a performance by Cleveland-via-Columbus band the Floorwalkers. Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons (July 16), Mojoflo (July 23) and Popgun (July 30) fill out the series. The bar opens at 5 p.m., the opening act starts at 5:30 p.m., the second starts at 7 p.m. and each night's headliner starts at 9 p.m. Park in the convenient Columbus Commons Garages at 191 S. Third St. and 55 E. Rich St. Columbus Commons pavilion, Downtown,

Dublin Arts Council Sundays at Scioto

The 32nd annual Sundays at Scioto series features eight Sunday night performances, four of which are in July. Don't miss Lt. Dan's New Legs (July 5), Jacked Up (July 12), The Rad Trads (July 19) and Socks in the Frying Pan (July 16). Each concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Scioto Park Amphitheater, Dublin,

3rd Sunday Concert Series at Frank Fetch Park

Organized and supported by the German Village Garten Club and Hausfrau Haven, the 3rd Sunday Concert Series is a community effort, says Mark Weiss of the German Village Society. Performances are-you guessed it-the third Sunday of every month from June to September (in the case of bad weather, performances are held in the German Village Meeting Haus). The soulful Shaun Booker Band performs at 7 p.m. July 19. Frank Fetch Park, German Village,

Rhythm on the River

Enjoy views of the Scioto River and the Scioto Mile Fountain at these riverside Friday evening concerts at the Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion. Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta (July 10), James Cotton with the Mark May Band (July 24) and The Spikedrivers (July 31) perform in July. Beer and Donatos pizza sales begin at 6:30 p.m., and concerts start about an hour later. The Scioto Mile, Downtown,