Tonight is the last chance to rock the river — for now.

The third and final event in the inaugural “Rockin’ the River” free concert series at the River Common in Wilkes-Barre will feature music, food, fun and probably sun, according to Luzerne County Manager David Pedri. The music runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

The response to the first two events in the series, the previous two Friday evenings, has been “phenomenal,” Pedri said.

“We estimate almost 2,000 people have come out to enjoy the food, drinks and free music so far in our amazing park,” Pedri said Wednesday. “The weather looks great for Friday and we have two phenomenal bands lined up.”

Those bands will be County Lines, a country and southern rock band, followed by A Proud Monkey, a Dave Matthews Band tribute act. They will play near the banks of the Susquehanna River, at Millennium Circle off River Street in Wilkes-Barre, between the county courthouse and the Market Street Bridge. Those who attend are invited to bring blankets and folding chairs.

Food and beverage trucks open at 5 p.m. The Luzerne County Transportation Authority will provide free bus transportation starting at 4 p.m.

While this will be the last concert planned for the river common this summer, Pedri said he hopes to see the venue used regularly by performing groups in the future.

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