HUDSON -- In 1977 a small group of residents in Hudson decided to host a series Sunday evening concerts on the green in front of the gazebo in downtown Hudson. The idea was to bring free music and opportunity for family time to the community. This tradition has continued as generations of families' have enjoyed this summer concert series. This year marks the 40th Anniversary celebration of this non-profit grassroots committee raising money and hosting weekly concerts between Memorial day and Labor day.

The committee announces the 40th Anniversary Summer Concert series below with special guests The Cleveland Pops on June 18.

May 29, 7 p.m., Hudson High School Jazz l & ll

June 4, 7 p.m., Dan Zola Orchestra

June 11, 7 p.m., Western Reserve Big Band

June 18, 7 p.m., Cleveland POPS

June 25 7 p.m., Air National Guard Band of the Northeast

July 2, 7 p.m., Boogie Woogie Kid

July 9, 7 p.m., Quentin Flagg

July 16, 7 p.m., Brass Band of the Western Reserve

July 23, 7 p.m., Strongsville City Jazz Swing Band

July 30, 7 p.m., TWIST

Aug. 6, 6 p.m., LaFlavour

Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Cleveland TOPS

Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Western Reserve Community Band

Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Belairs