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City to host series of outdoor concerts at Boston parks this summer

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  July 5, 2013 02:22 PM

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The city will host a series of six free outdoor concerts at parks across Boston this summer, officials announced this week.

The ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series will kick-off next week and run through early August, according to a press release from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

The first concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Elliot Norton Park on Tremont Street in the downtown area. Acoustic duo Chris Mathison and Nick Leydon will perform.

On Wednesday, July 17, Swingin’ in the Fens will play at Ramler Park on Peterborough Street in the Fenway. The show starts at 6 p.m.

Bearfight is scheduled to play at Garvey Playground on Neponset Avenue in Dorchester on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

A multi-band lineup sponsored in part by Northeastern University will perform on Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury.

On Tuesday, July 23, at Rogers Park on Rogers Park Avenue in Brighton, the Good Will and Them Apples Band will play. The show, sponsored in part by Brighton Main Streets, starts at 7 p.m.

The final concert in the series is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Marcella Park on Highland Street in Roxbury. There, Jazz at the Fort featuring Diane Richardson and Friends will perform. The show is sponsored in part by Berklee College of Music. Family activities will be presented by the Boston Children’s Museum.

The summer concert series is sponsored by Bank of America, officials said.

For more information, call 617-635-4505 or visit www.cityofboston/parks or www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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