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Enjoy live music at Trustees properties this summer

The Trustees of Reservations expands its outdoor live music offerings this summer.

The Trustees will host picnic-style concerts throughout Massachusetts this summer. Courtesy of The Trustees

The Trustees will host dozens of outdoor concerts this summer at venues across the state. At stunning locations like Castle Hill in Ipswich or Naumkeag in Stockbridge, guests can enjoy performances in a range of styles— from folk to Afropop to jazz. Some shows will have food trucks, and others encourage packed picnics.

Castle Hill’s picnic concerts return this summer with a different live performance every Thursday from July 7 to Sept. 1 on the Grand Allee overlooking Crane Beach. Weir River Farm in Hingham and the Stevens-Coolidge House in North Andover also have picnic-style shows with food trucks and local brews.


Fruitlands in Harvard will once again host Summer Concerts with the Concord Band, a group of local musicians who have been performing since 1959. The venue will also have a lineup of other performers throughout August, September, and October, like Livingston Taylor and Della Mae.

The Trustees will also host a summer concert series at the Bradley Estate in Canton, deCordova Sculpture Museum in Lincoln, and, for the first time this summer, Long Hill in Beverly.

The full schedule of events for the season is below, and tickets are available on the Trustees website.

Castle Hill Picnic Concert Series in Ipswich

July 7:  Big ‘Ol Dirty Bucket (soul/funk)
July 14:  Psychedelic Relics (classic rock)
July 21: Entrain World Music
July 28: Soul Rebel Project (reggae)
Aug 4: Beantown Swing Orchestra (big band swing)
Aug 11: Studio Two (Beatles tribute band)
Aug 18: Soul City Soul (Motown)
Aug 25: The Great Escape (Journey and ’80s rock cover band)
Sept 1: The Orville Giddings Band (blues)

deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln

June 23: Boston Typewriter Orchestra at Dewey Family Hall
July 7: Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band on Linda’s Lawn
July 14: Guerilla Opera presents ”Her:alive/un/dead” by Emily Koh on Linda’s Lawn
July 21: Steph Davis at Dewey Family Hall
Aug 18: The Kevin Harris Project on Linda’s Lawn
Sept 9: Jenna Moynihan on Linda’s Lawn


Naumkeag in Stockbridge

July 14: Fiesta Del Norte
Aug 11: Kina Zore
Aug 23: The Late Risers
August 25: The Lucky Five
Sept 8: Wanda Houston

Sunset Picnics at Weir River Farm in Hingham

June 16: Mike McHugh
June 23: Jay Psaros
June 30: The Lied To’s
July 7: Peter Mundt (special sensory-friendly picnic)
July 14: Ward Hayden
July 21: Sparrow Blue
July 28: Christopher Merlin
August 4: featuring Pete Kilpatrick
August 11: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo
August 18: Jessi Kenney
August 25: Jessi Kenney
September 1: The Lied To’s
September 8: Juli & Jon Finn
September 15: Peter Mundt
September 22: Ward Hayden
September 29: Aldous Collins

Stevens-Coolidge House & Garden in North Andover

July 8: Dan Gabel and the Able Tones
July 15: Koliba Afro Pop
July 22: The Love Dogs
July 29: Los Sugar Kings
August 5: Jah Spirit Reggae
August 12: Boogaloo Swamis
August 19: Hot Tamale Brass Band
August 26: Myanna Jazz Quartet

Long Hill in Beverly

July 15: Myanna Jazz Quartet
July 29: Jah Spirit Reggae
August 12: Los Sugar Kings
August 26: Love Dogs

Fruitlands in Harvard

June 22 – July 13: Summer Concerts with the Concord Band
July 8: Livingston Taylor with Vance Gilbert
July 14: Della Mae
July 21: Hotel California
July 28: The Love Dogs
August 4: Duppy Conquerors
August 19: Ryan Montbleau Band

The Bradley Estate in Canton

June 19: Blues at Bradley – Celebrate Father’s Day with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson
June 23: Sound Bites Series at Bradley: Latin night
July 17: Blues at Bradley featuring Willie Laws
July 28: Sound Bites Series at Bradley: Global music night
August 21: Blues at Bradley featuring Dennis Brennan
August 25: Sound Bites Series at Bradley: Western swing and country night
September 22: Sound Bites Series at Bradley: Latin night returns for Hispanic Heritage Month

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