Derby Street Shoppes will continue its Musical Nights events through July and August for the third year in a row, with a variety of new acts and talents from around the South Shore.
The concerts will take place at the back entrance of Whole Foods and in front of The Paper Store in a patio space named “Lyrical Lane”.
According to Niamh O’Maille, a spokesperson for the Shoppes, the hope is to showcase local talent on Friday and Saturday evenings with these concerts, which go from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“We really like to support local musicians as well and local talent…that’s one of the ideas. All of the people playing are local musicians. It’s for the summer as well, it’s a nice event when people are shopping they can take a break and sit down with the picnic tables and chairs and enjoy the evening,” O’Maille said.
Currently a piano is set up in the space for the first set of concerts, which will begin with vocalists from the South Shore Conservatory tonight.
Yet that’s only the beginning for the musicians that will be featured in the space.
“We have other musicians, jazz musicians, a young teen band called Risky Business playing in early August – they were the winners of our dreaming in color, so we’re excited to have them back. They play lots of their own compositions and professional compositions. But there is a large range of talent,” she said.
Several performers will be showcased twice – once in July and again in August. However according to O’Maille, there was no shortage of local talent.
“We’ve keep an eye out for musicians during the year, so we can listen to different bands and we will approach them in the year. We’re always able to find lots of talent in the area,
The hope is that people will come and sit down for the concert or just appreciate the music as they walk by. Locals can also get dinner and have a picnic while listening to the songs.
“People enjoy it,” O’Maille said.
To see a full list of performers, click here.