Water tower lighting

Jeanne Neath takes a photo of the “Tin Man” water tower after the lighting ceremony on June 6, 2017.

The “Sounds of Summer” will once again ring through Oregon starting Tuesday, July 16.

From 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 27, at Waterman Triangle Park, 101 Janesville St., the public can sit in on live “Sounds of Summer” performances.

Each concert will feature different musical talents and food vendors, which will serve food to purchase from 6-8 p.m. There will be no concert Tuesday, Aug. 6, because of National Night Out.

Universal Sound will take the stage at the July 16 inaugural show. Afterward at 8 p.m., the public is welcome to the Tin Man Anniversary Lighting and Ice Cream social to commemorate the water tower’s restoration. The Village of Oregon is sponsoring the event and providing free scoops of ice cream.

Village Administrator Mike Gracz, Public Works Director Jeff Rau, Village President Jeanne Carpenter, trustee Randy Glysch, Police Chief Brian Uhl and Fire Chief Glenn Linzmeier will be on hand to serve the ice cream from Ziggy’s BBQ Smokehouse & Ice Cream Parlor.

The first lighting of the Tin Man took place in 2017, according to the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce website.

Show highlights include the Time Travelers on Tuesday, July 23; The Dang-Its on Tuesday, July 30; Common Chord on Tuesday, Aug. 13; the Red Hot Horn Dawgs on Tuesday, Aug. 20 and All That Jazz on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The concerts are free. In the case of rain, concerts will take place at their established time at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St.

For more information about the Tin Man Anniversary Lighting and Ice Cream Social, call Glysch at 291-0648.

- Emilie Heidemann