In the summertime, the living is easy and the music is free.

I love kicking it in Goodale Park in the summer, and not just during Pride and Comfest. One of my favorite things to do there is watch free music in the gazebo by the pond during the Goodale Park Music Series, which Alexandra Kelley Fox founded four years ago. This year's six free shows run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Save the dates now:

July 14: Forest & the Evergreens

July 28: Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons

August 4: The Spikedrivers

August 11: Way Yes

August 18: The DewDroppers

August 25: Eric Nassau and Friends

This year's series includes a live art showcase, food carts and vendor booths, including 2-Headed Monster Comics, Alison Rose, Candles with a Cause and Homage.