One of Downtown’s biggest summer concert series is ready to return this month. The staff at the city Department of Recreation and Parks recently announced the lineup for the Downtown Stage concerts at Pershing Square.

They take place every Saturday night, and open on July 13 with The Beatles tribute show Rain. The following Saturday it’s Sheila E. and the Pimps of Joytime, bringing a funk-focused night, and Colombian rockers Aterciopelados take the stage on July 27. Other acts include The Record Company (Aug. 3) and throwback rockers REO Speedwagon (Aug. 10). The series closes on Aug. 17 with Blues Traveler.

As part of the programming, the Department of Recreation and Parks also organizes lunchtime concerts every Wednesday starting July 10, as well as evening jazz and soul concerts each Thursday at nearby Spring Street Park. More information is at