We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: One of the best things about summer is getting to see some of your favorite bands outside. And with that in mind, we’ve teamed up with the good people of Ives Concert Park, just about 65 miles north on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus in Danbury, Conn., to put on some pretty stellar outdoor shows over the next several months. The summer-concert series kicks off this very weekend with moe. (above, performing “Crab Eyes” on iPads) and the Wood Brothers appearing there tomorrow and Gov’t Mule (below, covering “Angie” at Mountain Jam) and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers playing on Sunday. It’s a cool, unique setting, with bands playing beneath a gazebo in the middle of a big pond. Summer’s coming. Get outside.