Rockin' on the River in Cuyahoga Falls set to end after 28 years - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Rockin' on the River in Cuyahoga Falls set to end after 28 years

Food trucks and vendors are available for a quick bite between sets. (Source: WOIO) Food trucks and vendors are available for a quick bite between sets. (Source: WOIO)
The event is held in the Riverfront Centre. (Source: WOIO) The event is held in the Riverfront Centre. (Source: WOIO)
Many bands and local acts play for free. (Source: WOIO) Many bands and local acts play for free. (Source: WOIO)
It is the longest running outdoor concert series in Ohio. (Source: WOIO) It is the longest running outdoor concert series in Ohio. (Source: WOIO)
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) -

When you sit outdoors for a concert on a summer day, the music moves you to places you've never been. Of course, it sounds so much sweeter when it's free. 

However, it's all coming to an end on August 29. Rockin' on the River will play it's last concert after 28 years of summer fun. 

Organizer Bob Early said the new mayor of Cuyahoga Falls wants to go in a new direction, which may not include music by the still waters. 

"My wife and I own this business and even though we have done extremely well, we have been great citizen and role models, I think he [the mayor] wants to do things his way," said Early. 

Many concert-goers think the city is hitting a wrong note. 

"He runs a class event down here, very family friendly, no problems, plenty of police and security," said one fan. 

"I don't know why they can't do something here on Saturday and Sunday and leave Rockin' on the River alone cause it's just Friday nights," said another fan. 

We reached out to the mayor, but he was unavailable for comment. 

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