The Freeland Recreation Board announced that the free summer Friday concerts will return to the pavilion at Freeland Public Park, Front Street, Freeland.

Opening up July 2 at 7 p.m. will be the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band, under the direction of Maestro Robert Lagana. The Big Band is an authentic 16-piece, 1940s era swing band and will feature such favorite tunes as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Stomp’n at the Savoy,” “The Man With a Horn,” “Begin the Beguine,” “String of Pearls,” “And the Angels Sing,” “In the Mood” and many more.

On July 9 at 7 p.m., Lagana returns with his famed Hazleton Philharmonic Orcherstra. The orchestra has prepared a concert of pieces that include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Selections from Annie,” “Homefront: Musical Memories of WWII,” “Superman Theme,” “Out of Africa,” “Hollywood Milestones,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Apollo 13,” “Star-Spangled Spectacular” and “God Bless the USA.”

On July 30 at 7 p.m., The Freeland Brass will make its public debut. The Brass are Frankie Balon, Marty Delehanty, Ken Wenner, Bob Lagana and Nelson Berger. They will offer a wide selection of music, such as “William Tell Overture,” “Theme from Masterpiece Theater,” “Emblem of Unity March,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “My Dear Mr. Shane,” “Toreador Song from Carmen,” “Basin St. Blues,” “Let It Be,” “Sounds of Silence,” “Tango for Jam Jam,” “Circus Days March” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

On Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., popular area crooner Jack James will return to the pavilion. James is promising a brand new set of songs, including “It’s Now or Never,” by Elvis Presley; “Beyond the Sea,” Bobby Darin; “Lonely Boy,” Paul Anka; “Bye Bye Love,” Everly Brothers; “Chances Are,” Johnny Mathis; “The Great Pretender,” The Platters; “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke; “We Got Love,” Bobby Rydell; “My Special Angel,” Bobby Helms; and “For Your Love,” Ed Townsend.

Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. marks the return of the Swingmasters. The popular group will feature favorites such as “My One And Only Love,” “Polish Girl Friend Polka,” “Quando Quando,” “Rock Around The Clock,” “Make The World Go Away” and many many more.

On Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m., talented Hazleton vocalist and entertainer Tony Angelo will make his Freeland pavilion debut.

The Freeland Recreation Board is trying to include several more musical shows at the pavilion. As these are set up, dates and times will be announced. The recreation board hopes to have the concession stand open for the concert.