Secrest Summer Concert Series began in 2021 as a fun, after-work social gathering in Downtown Zanesville.  Focused on downtown economic growth and community development the City of Zanesville in partnership with VisitZanesville.com is excited to expand to seven concerts.

Anticipated to quickly become a destination point to meet with friends and colleagues, listen to great live music, and enjoy food and beverages in an outdoor setting.

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Become a Sponsor

Help us make this event a success!  Get your brand in front of thousands from the Muskingum County area in a unique way.  A variety of levels are available for any budget, or we can customize one to fit your needs.  Click below for more information.

Sponsor Form

Become a Food Vendor at our Concerts

Mobile Food Vendor Application

We do have a limited space available for Food vendors.  We are currently accepting applications for food vendors.  Please note that due to power and space availability we can only have a set amount of vendors per concert.  We do want to make every effort to have a variety of food vendors per concert.  As such, be advised that acceptance of vendors will based on a first in, first paid basis while also paying attention to food variety and offerings.  


Please click on link below to contact us with your questions.

Contact Us Form


Frequently Asked Questions 


How much does it cost?

          All outdoor concerts in this series is free of charge.

How do I get there?

All Concerts are held in the Secrest Auditorium parking lot.   Secrest is conveniently located just off of I70 in Zanesville, Ohio.  Interstate 70 is currently under construction. 

 Please check Ohio Department of Transportation’s Website for current closures, updates and detours.  Ohio Transportation Update

Where do I park? Is there a parking fee?

On Street parking is free and parking in the Senior Center, and at the Freight Shops are also permitted.

Can I bring food and beverages?

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages is permitted to be brought in to the concert.  No coolers, please.

What time do gates open?

Gates open at 4:30, live music begins at 6:00 PM unless noted otherwise.

Do I need to bring a chair? What about umbrellas?

Yes, you will need a chair or blanket to sit on, seating is on a first come basis. Personal size umbrellas are also permitted for wet weather.  No outside canopies or tents are permitted.

What is your alcohol policy?

The City of Zanesville encourages responsible consumption at our concerts. Fans must be over 21 and provide legal proof of their age to purchase alcohol. The City of Zanesville, and Zanesville Jaycee’s staff reserves the right to eject or deny the sale to any individual causing a disturbance. Individuals who bring in outside alcohol may be asked to leave. All alcohol may not leave the Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area boundaries.

 Are there any age restrictions?

Secrest Summer Concerts are open to all ages.

Are dogs/animals allowed?

Registered service animals, on a leash are permitted only. All other animals are not allowed inside the concert venue.