Cherry Poppin' Daddies kick off the StateFarm Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, June 23. - Photo courtesy of Krista Mettler

Free concerts at Bear Creek Park

Break into summer — and maybe some dancing — with high-energy swing music by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies at Bear Creek Park in Medford. The Eugene-based band will kick off the StateFarm Summer Concert Series with a free show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the Bear Creek Amphitheater.

Look for free concerts at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 18 at the park. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Here's a schedule:

June 23 — Cherry Poppin' Daddies

June 30 — Pop and rock bands the Airlines of Los Angeles and The Nautics of Corvallis

July 7 — Reggae band Babylon Saints of Los Angeles

July 14 — Celtic band Tempest from the San Francisco Bay Area

July 28 — Rogue Valley singer and songwriter Jen Ambrose

Aug. 4 — Alt-country Ashland band One Horse Shy

11 Aug. — Pop and rock band ToUs, with members based in Eugene and Ashland

18 Aug. — Folk and jazz pianist John Nilsen of Portland and his band

Rogue Federal Credit Union and Medford Parks & Recreation also will present the 2010 Movies in the Park series on Saturdays at the Bear Creek Amphitheater. Showtimews are at dusk. Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m.

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