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The musical performances, beginning July 13, will lead up to Aurora Colony Days.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Performers entertain the crowd from the Aurora Park stage during the 2021 Aurora Colony Days.The city of Aurora recently announced its summer concert series, which kicks off from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, with Kelsey Bales at the Aurora City Park Amphitheater.

The concert series will run through Aug. 13 when the group Best Night Ever will play at the park from 7 to 10 p.m. as part of the 33rd Aurora Colony Days.

"There are a set of concerts that happen in succession prior to the finale," Aurora City Recorder Stuart Rodgers said.

Following Bales, succeeding park concerts are: The Norman Sylvester Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27; The Ben Rice Blues Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3; Best Night Ever, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

The concerts are free, and there will be food, beverages and treats each night at the park.

The city will host its Aurora Colony Days Aug. 12-14 in the Main Street Park, beginning with a parade that loops the park and several other blocks. Festivities will include a wide variety of events and activities, including a pancake breakfast, market in the park, outdoor antiques market downtown, car show, historical museum visits and the Colony Classic Disc Golf Tournament.

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