Events & Promotions

First & Main is proud to be the backdrop for many special events in Hudson. From concerts to wine and food festivals to community sidewalk sales, First & Main is an integral part of the community.

Click on an event to the left for more detailed information and join us to create special memories at one of our signature events.

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Concerts on the Green

Sundays Memorial Day through August | 7:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy these free concerts at the gazebo every Sunday evening. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. May through July and 6:00 p.m. in August and feature music for every taste. Back-up location in case of rain is the Hudson High School auditorium located at 2400 Hudson-Aurora Road. Sponsored and organized by the Bandstand committee. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit

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June 7 – October 11 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Hudson Farmers Market will embark upon its seventh season this year with markets transforming the village green every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Beginning June 7 and running through October 11 (including holiday weekends), the market features over 30 vendors with local produce and products. Visit for more details.

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Summer Music Nights at First & Main

July 11 – August 22

Sponsored by: 

Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Village Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy the sounds of top bands from the area as they perform lively cover music and originals to suit all tastes. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and are free to the public.

July Music Night Schedule

Friday, July 11 | Funkology

Saturday, July 12 | Jersey – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band

Friday, July 25 | Monica Robins & the Whiskey Kings

Saturday, July 26 | ContraBand


August Music Night Schedule

Friday, August 1 | PopTarts

Saturday, August 2 | Amanda Jones & the Family Band

Friday, August 8 | 7 Mile Isle – Alumni of the University of Akron Steelband

Saturday, August 9 | Juke Hounds with Swizzle Stick Band Horn Section

Friday, August 15 | Wanda Hunt Band

Saturday, August 16 | Zydeco Kings

Friday, August 22 | Carlos Jones

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June 13 – Following the Ice Cream Social

July 18 – In conjunction with the Hudson Wine Festival

August 23 – When the movie is the Main Event!

Grab a blanket and some popcorn and head over to the First & Main green for Hudson’s summer outdoor movie series! These free community movie nights begin with pre-movie entertainment at 8:00 p.m. and the movie begins between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. based on the level of darkness. Movie titles to be announced 30 days prior to each showing. Sponsored by Leadership Hudson Class of 2011. Visit for the latest information or call 440-315-8613.

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Sing,Clap, Jump & Sneeze Along to Music by Jim Gill!

Friday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. | First & Main Green

Ice Cream Party on the library patio after the concert povided by Coldstone Creamery!

Co-sponsored by First & Main and the Friends of the Hudson Library.


Jim Gill’s Contagious Tunes Tour (2014)

Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill .

This special concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of Jim’s first recording – Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes. That recording earned Jim his first of five awards from the American Library Association……and he has been spreading music play to families far and wide ever since!

After 20 years Jim is as enthusiastic as ever in his invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!



Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.

Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children’s books. His latest recording, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes, received an American Library Association award in 2012.


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