The City Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its free Summer Outdoor Concert Series beginning this weekend.

Like last year, the outdoor performances will feature a variety of local acts, while showcasing various neighborhood parks throughout the city. All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. on selected Fridays and/or Saturdays through the end of July.

Pack a picnic, round up blankets and lawn chairs, and hang with family and friends while enjoying both the great outdoors and the various public parks our city has to offer.

And you don't have to leave your furry, four-legged friend behind either. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Alcohol or glass-bottled beverages, however, are not permitted.

2017 Lineup:

•July 8  - Windy City Band at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
•July 14 - La Magistral Sonora at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
•July 15 - 1st Armored Division Band at Veterans Park, 5301 Salem Dr.
•July 21 - Dream Merchant Band at Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood Dr.
•July 28 - Billy Townes Jazz Band at Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood Dr.
•July 29 - Billy Townes Jazz Band and Ruben at Grandview Park, 3225 Jefferson Ave.