Free concerts are under way on summer Friday evenings at the Town Hall’s Gazebo Bandstand, with the soulful Wanda Houston Band, the happy noise of the Sunday Strummer Ukelele Ensemble, bluegrass picking by Moonshine Holler and many more. Concerts are 5:30-7:15 behind Town Hall, 334 Main St., weather permitting. The family-friendly band, David Grover’s Gang performs every Saturday in July and August at 10 a.m.
The line-up for Fridays: June 22 features Allen Timmons & Friends, with the Wild Weeds. June 29 welcomes Berkshire Sings and the Sunday Strummers Uke Emsemble; on July 6, Tumo & Kohrs, with Sarah Kohrs original vocals, are on stage. On July 13, Eric Reinhart & Francine Ciccarelli perform Beatles music and more; on July 20 the Eagles Trombone Band brings the brass.
The Wanda Houston Band performs July 27; Moonshine Holler pays on Aug 10, and Friday Aug 17, the First Take Band, with vocalist Maryann Palermo, takes the stage. On Aug. 24 Lee Rogers & Friends perform, and on Friday Aug 31, Rock Steady rocks out.
For reminders and updates about Gazebo events follow Facebook pages for the Town of Great Barrington Summer Concert Series.
The Gazebo park has been recently improved with a new paint job, plantings and picnic tables, with help from the Great Barrington Parks and Public Works departments.
Summer concert series sponsors are Greylock Federal Credit Union, Fairview Hospital /Berkshire Health Systems, Great Barrington Rotary Club, Windy Hill Farm, The Bookloft, Domaney’s, the Chef’s Shop, Okerstrom-Lang, Ward’s Nursery, Guido’s, Cain Hibbard & Myers, Bilmar Small Animal Clinic, and Harland Foster. More sponsors are being sought for the concert series and donations are welcome.