Music, movies and moonlight

By Chelsea Balducci

East Lansing launches summer entertainment

For the past 15 years the city of East Lansing has been putting on a free summer concert series in the park to bring in families, residents, and anyone who is walking around downtown. The city will also be showing moonlit films and hosting an interactive series for kids.

Friday nights @ Fountain Square, 7-9 p.m.

June 11 — Bayou River Band (New Orleans jazz)

June 25 — May Erlewine & Seth Bernard (traditional folk)

July 9 — Pete & the Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffet tribute)

July 16 — Kathleen Bolthouse Band (blues)

July 23 — Stringtown Trio with Drew Howard (folk, swing, jazz)

July 30 — Greg Nagy (blues)

Aug. 6 — Hot Club of Lansing (jazz)

Saturday nights @ Ann Street Plaza, 7-9 p.m.

June 12 — Steppin’ In It (folk)

June 26 — Michigan Song Writers’ Showcase

July 10 — Sea Cruisers (oldies)

July 17 — Time 2 Play (rock)

July 24 — Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin (folk)

July 31 — Gifts or Creatures with Doug Mains (folk)

Aug 7 — Norberto Aguado (flamenco)

Moonlight Film Festival Thursdays @ Valley Court Park, 9:30 p.m. in July and 9 p.m. in August

July 15 — "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG) (animated comedy)

July 22 — "The Blind Side" (PG-13) (drama)

July 29 — "Superman" (PG) (fantasy)

Aug 5 — "Elf "(PG) (comedy)

Aug 12 — "The Notebook" (PG-13) (romance)

Aug 19 — "Twilight" (PG-13) (romance)

Aug 26 — "Napoleon Dynamite" (PG-13) (comedy)

Play in the Park Play in the Park is an interactive children’s entertainment series held at 7 p.m.

Thursdays in July at Valley Court Park,

July 6 — Magician Tom Plunkard

July 13— Creative Movement with Mary Jane Heppner-Gamble

July 20 — African-inspired Folk Tales with LaRon Williams

July 27 — All About Eyes (co-sponsored by VisionCare and Impression 5)