DOVER The 33rd annual Cochecho Arts Festival kicks off Friday, July 12 at 6 p.m., at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, Henry Law Park. The show opens with Joel Cage at 6 p.m., part of the First Seacoast Bank Friday Night Openers series, followed by LUX at 7 p.m, part of the Liberty Mutual Headliner series.

LUX is a funky, quirky, entertaining, and energetic quintet from Massachusetts.

The Dover Community Band will also perform as part of the festival on Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Rotary Arts Pavilion.

The festival lineup continues the following week with:

Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.: Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate, Rotary Arts Pavilion, part of the Children's Series and sponsored by Holy Rosary Credit Union;

Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m., "The Sandlot," part of the Dinner and a Movie Series, sponsored by Re/Max on the Move and Blue Water Mortgage;

Wednesday, July 17, 3:30 p.m.: Ferret Brothers, Dover Chamber parking lot (550 Central Ave.), part of the Farmers Market Spotlight series;

Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m.: Rosie, Rotary Arts Pavilion, part of the Shark in the Park Series Spotlight and sponsored by 102.1 and 105.3 The Shark.

Established in 1986, the Cochecho Arts Festival is one of the most popular Summer Music Festivals in the Seacoast. The festival draws thousands of people to downtown Dover from the beginning of July through August.

For more information, visit or call the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at (603) 742-2218.