June 26-Aug.21, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The first thing Beatles fans have noticed in past installations of Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life is what’s missing; pictures of his famous brother Paul. The 64-year-old photographer says he has plenty of pictures of “our kid” — a Liverpudlian reference to one’s sibling. But Mike McCartney goes on to explain that the photographic exhibit of his life in his native Liverpool during the 1960s, which opens June 26 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, is actually the result of a Beatles fan’s request to see something other than his images of the Fab Four.
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
June 13-15, Veteran’s Memorial Park
A summer tour of the Ohio festival circuit delivers a pretty good haul: strawberries, cheese, ribs, sweet corn, zucchini, even pork rinds. It’s all delicious (if you like pork rinds), but so fleeting. For something really lasting, focus your gaze upon the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, held Father’s Day weekend.
Wish You Were Here
July 26, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
Stop pining away for a Pink Floyd reunion. Even if famously absent Floyd frontman Roger Waters decided to call a truce with his former bandmates and charge us all $150 a ticket for a colossal stadium tour, we’re still not sure the venerable rock icons would be much more impressive than what Wish You Were Here has been pulling off for the past decade at a fraction of the price — vibrant re-creations of the Floyd live show.
Check back June 1 to read the full stories and check out our other 26 must-see summer events.