Summer has arrived in Anchorage – and so have several series of free outdoor concerts, including two kicking off Thursday.

The first of this year’s Live After Five concerts, hosted at Town Square Park by the Alaska Downtown Partnership, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 7.

The opening concert’s featured band, Alaska rock quartet Woodrow, styles its songs as drawing influence from “the hooky melodies of artists like The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, coupled with the beautiful dynamics of bands like Hum or The National.”

 KTVA is a co-sponsor of the event, and concert-goers this week will get to meet chief meteorologist Carlos Faura.

Other “Live After Five” sponsors include Alaska Airlines and iHeart Radio.

This year’s full lineup includes:

June 7 – Woodrow
June 14 – Medium Build
June 21 – Emma Hill
June 28 – Hannah Yoter Band
July 5 – H3
July 12 – The Forrest That Never Sleeps
July 19 – Super Frequency
July 26 – Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles
Aug. 2 – Blackwater Railroad Company
Aug. 9 – Nick Jaina

Also starting on June 7, the Loussac Library is hosting Live @ the Library concerts Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. This year's first event features Alaska singer/songwriter Emma Hill. 

Live After Five isn't the only outdoor offering in the downtown area this summer. Music For Little Ones, a children's concert series, is being held Mondays through July 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at Peratrovich Park on 4th Avenue and E Street.

Town Square Park is also hosting exercise opportunities, including Lunch Hour Zumba from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14 and Salsa in the Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays from June 17 through Aug. 12. The Alaska Club is hosting Yoga in the Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1 at the Delaney Park Strip.

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