For all its poverty, and the City of Erie certainly has its share and more, summers do bring a large number of free events for our people. Many of them are music based and are spread out throughout the large public areas, as well as in neighborhood parks.
This week we attended one of our favorites: noontime music in the Erie Art Museum courtyard. Since it's right downtown, hospital, bank and insurance employees walk over for their break. Street people and day care clients (old and young) mingle with the suburbanites who come in for the concerts. The weather was perfect and a large lunchtime crowd enjoyed the James-Taylor like voice and music of Sam Hyman. His latest album, "Play it Again, Sam" is available through itunes, amazon and other music outlets.