The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Coligny Plaza have joined their creatives forces to launch a free outdoor series of weekly jazz concerts, to held several Tuesdays during the summer at 8 p.m.

The next event is July 20, featuring the Martin Lesch Band. Following in August are the John Bracket Trio Aug. 3 and Eric Jones Trio Aug. 17.

The HHSO’s SoundWaves patio, at 7 Lagoon Road on Hilton Head Island, will serve as the stage, and Lagoon Road will be closed from Pope Avenue to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot entrance to create a safe environment for tourists, visitors and patrons who can bring a chair and enjoy some great music.

“Lee Lucier, COO of The Richardson Group, and I have been working on this idea for a long time,” said Alan Jordan, president and CEO of HHSO. “Our outdoor Holiday Pops concerts were a great success last November, and it got us thinking about a series that would create a ‘downtown’ feeling here at Coligny.”

Audience members can bring chairs, grab an ice cream, candy, fudge, or a cold beverage and enjoy the music in the open-air acoustic chamber formed by the buildings on either side of Lagoon Road.

Lagoon Road will be closed from Pope Avenue to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot entrance from 6 to 10 p.m. on all concert evenings.  Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will be on duty to guide cars to their desired destinations.

“We are so grateful to Coligny Plaza for teaming up with us and serving as our exclusive series sponsors,” Jordan said. “Their support makes it possible for us to offer these concerts free of charge.”

For more information, contact Jordan at 843-842-2055 or ajordan@hhso.org.