FAMILIES visiting Dudley borough parks this summer can relax in the sunshine to the sound of music.

Himley Park, Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge and Stevens Park in Quarry Bank will be hosting a series of brass and ukulele band concerts in June and July.

All of the open-air concerts are free and aim to encourage people to use the parks over the summer months.

Sets for the summer at Stevens Park include Black Country String Band on June 10, Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass on July 1 and Black Country Brass Band on August 12.

At Mary Stevens Park there will be three performances, these are AD Concert Band on July 15, Madi Stimpson Trio on July 29 and Jazz on Tap on September 2.

Himley Hall and Park will be hosting five concerts, including Alverley Village Band on June 3, Black Country Brass Band on June 24, BJ Concert Band on July 22, AD Concert Band on August 5 and Out of the Blue Big Band on August 26.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: “These concerts are always really popular and add an extra dimension to a day out in one of our parks.

“Families are welcome, and it’s a great way to make the most of a summers day with a stroll, a picnic and a concert.”

The free concerts will all run from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, but visitors should note that car parking charges apply at Himley.