Free Popsicles and Live Music on The Hop This Sunday

Hop Summer Nights are back on Sundays in August aboard The Hop.

The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced today that the popular
Hop Summer Nights promotion will be coming back to the streetcar this August.

From 4-6 p.m. on each of the final three Sundays in August (8/14, 8/21 and 8/28), riders will be able to cool down with free popsicles from Pete’s Pops and free live jazz on board The Hop.

“Summer may be flying by, but it’s far from over, and we’re inviting the entire community to beat the
heat this August by hopping on board and exploring the city via the streetcar,” Interim Commissioner of Public Works Jerrel Kruschke said.

Riders can enjoy free “hopsicles” from Pete’s Pops and live jazz music.

“The reception this event received last year was tremendous, and we look forward to once again partnering with some great local organizations to thank our riders with free popsicles and live music.”

The fun starts each Sunday on board the 4:00 p.m. departure from The Hop’s Intermodal Station. Local favorite Pete’s Pops will once again bring their refreshing “hopsicles” to the party, while local pianist JL Russell and his Smoothwalk jazz trio will treat riders to cool jazz.

This year’s jazz performances are made possible through a partnership with the Fresh Coast Jazz Festival, where Russell will also be performing as part of the event’s “Night Cap” on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 p.m. at The Lobby Bar in The Hyatt Place Downtown.

Enjoying the Hop Summer Nights fun is as simple as hopping on board.

Local pianist JL Russell and his Smoothwalk jazz trio will treat riders to cool jazz.

To locate the special Hop Summer Nights streetcar, riders are encouraged to download the Transloc Real-time App. Each Sunday, look for an alert in the app notifying riders which streetcar features the free popsicles and jazz, and then use the real-time position of the car to hop on board.

Riders can also be on the lookout for Hop Summer Nights decals in the windows of the featured streetcar.

For more information on the streetcar’s Hop Summer Nights promotion, visit

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