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Toledo, Ohio, June 27, 2023 — Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) has announced that it will be gifting four concerts to the community as a "Soundtrack to Summer.” This generous gift will bring the sounds of summer to Toledo and provide a great opportunity for people to come together and enjoy live music.

The concerts will be held at various locations throughout the city and will feature a diverse range of musical styles and genres. From jazz and blues to rock to country, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Three of the concerts will be free to attend, making them accessible to all community members.

The Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Toledo and the surrounding areas. It works to support a wide range of charitable causes and organizations, including those that focus on education, the environment, social services and the arts. This gift of four concerts is just one of the many ways that they are working to make a positive impact on the community.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer these concerts to the community," said Keith Burwell, President and CEO of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation. "Music has the power to bring people together and create a sense of unity and joy. We hope these concerts will provide a much-needed opportunity for people to come together and enjoy some great music."

The concerts are part of a 12-month campaign called, “Fifty Years of Funding Futures,” which includes an entire 2023 calendar of community events and programs centered on honoring the past, celebrating the present and equipping future generations for continued community impact was also announced.

"We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of the people in our community," said Burwell. "We are committed to supporting a wide range of initiatives that will help to improve the quality of life for everyone in Toledo and the surrounding areas."

The 2023 Soundtrack to Summer Includes:

July 1: The Commonheart

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. with Downtown Toledo Fireworks at 10 p.m.
  • Venue: Glass City Metropark, Event Lawn
  • Tickets: No Reservations Required, FREE
  • Details: Includes Firework Celebration by the City of Toledo

July 6: Toledo Jazz Orchestra

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Toledo Botanical Garden
  • Tickets: No Reservation Required, FREE
  • Details: Food trucks on site. Bring a chair/blanket.

July 15: The Grape Smugglers

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Ottawa Park
  • Tickets: No Reservations Required, FREE
  • Details: Amphitheater seating

July 21: Chris Janson

  • Time: Entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Promenade Park
  • Tickets: Available at Ticketmaster
  • Details: Food trucks on site. Clear bag policy. Details

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About “Fifty Years of Funding Futures”

“Fifty Years of Funding Futures” is the 50th-anniversary campaign for Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF). Through its five decades of service, GTCF has been trusted to distribute more than $310 million in grants to Toledo area nonprofits and beyond. GTCF now holds more than 900 funds and approximately $435 million in assets with the goal of creating a better community for generations to come.

Through a yearlong campaign, GTCF’s “Fifty Years of Funding Futures” will deliver meaningful communications, events and programs centering on honoring the past, celebrating the present and equipping future generations for continued community impact. For more information, visit

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