I laugh when I see the ads for high priced music concerts. I am not paying top dollar for tickets to a live music concert when there are plenty of free concerts going on throughout the summer! To find free summer concerts all I have to do is check out my local parks and recreation web site for free concerts in the park. For a completely free entertainment experience I can pack my own food and drinks to avoid spending money on overpriced junk food at the concert. Other outdoors events, such as 4th of July festivals or arts and crafts festivals, often provide free family friendly musical entertainment.
Enjoy good food and good music at your local farmer's market. Some farmer's markets have free music concerts going on during the farmer's market to keep shoppers entertained. At some shopping centers bargain hunting isn't the only form of entertainment. Rock out at the Zona Rosa shopping complex in Kansas City, Missouri with their summer concert series that fetures all flavors of music from rock, blues and funk, favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s pop, celtic, country, to great original music thrown into the mix.