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Bookmark This: No Muss, No Fuss Concerts In The Parks

By Rachel Louchen

There’s the Big One — Tanglewood — looming large over our summer afternoons and evenings of music. But there are also dozens of outdoor concerts taking place throughout our region this summer, with many cities and towns offering a wide variety of musical genres. It might be pure Americana played in the gazebo on the town square or jazz on the lawn at an historic property, but there’s one thing all these series have in common: they’re set against an outdoor backdrop made for music. Most of these events are free and suited for the whole family, so all you need is a chair or blanket and you’re ready to enjoy the sounds of summer.

Schedules may change and weather may affect performances, so it’s best to check before you head out.

Berkshire County

Bascom Lodge Music Series
Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays 
Dates and times vary.
Featuring a diverse mix of musical genres, including jazz, blues and rock and roll.
Atop Mount Greylock
Adams, MA

David Grover & Grover’s Gang
Saturdays in July & August at 10 a.m.
David Grover will perform songs that will delight children of all ages.
Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington, MA

Great Barrington Summer Bandstand
Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Now – September 19
Local bands perform jazz, country, folk and soul.
Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington, MA

Photo by John Seakwood.

Music After Hours at The Mount
Fridays & Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
July 4—August 30
Traditional jazz from local and visiting artists.
The Mount Terrace, 2 Plunket Street, Lenox, MA

Concerts in Lilac Park
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Now – August 27
Blues, country, jazz, big band and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Students
Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox, MA

Concerts at Windsor Lake
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Now – August 20
A mix of funk and bass-heavy rock-and-roll music. Bring your dancing shoes.
Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams, MA

Music at the Mansion
Bi-weekly on Fridays at 6 p.m.
Classic rock, 60’s folk and tunes geared towards children will be performed on the lawn.
North Adams Library
74 Church Street, North Adams, MA

Party in the Park
Live music, food vendors and a classic car display
Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.
July 10 – August 28
Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams, MA

Live on the Lake
Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
July 9 – August 27
Kicks off with the Who tribute band, Who Are You, and continues with local rockin’ acts for the duration of series.
Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Lakeway Drive, Pittsfield, MA

Outdoor Summer Concerts at The Clark
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
July 8 – August 26
Jazz, blues, folk, rock and high-energy violin are just a few of the styles that’ll be performed.
The Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA

Litchfield County

Photo by Joe Mabel.

Concert Series on the Green
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
Now – July 30
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 6 – 27
Jazz and blues featuring many local performers.
159 West Street, Litchfield, CT

Woodbridge Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
July 1 – 29
Early rock and roll, dance band, Motown, swing, soul and a Creedance Clearwater Revival/John Fogerty Tribute Band
Gazebo on the Green
4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT

Coe Park Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m.
Now – August 31
Classic rock, big band, Americana, country, contemporary classics, R&B and the Torrington Civic Symphony
Coe Memorial Park Civic Center, 101 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT

Columbia County

Greenport Music at Sunset
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Now – August 29
Classic rock and country, plus Beatles and Patsy Cline cover bands
Greenport Town Park, 405 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson, NY

Dutchess County

Music In The Parks
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Now – July 30
August 6 & 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Big band, jazz, classic rock and the West Point Military Academy Band 
Vanderbilt and Mills Mansions
75 Mills Mansion Drive (off Old Post Road), Staatsburg, NY
119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park, NY

Music At The Lake
Sundays at 4 p.m.
July 13, August 3 and August 17
Swing, blues, R&B and rock plus food
Lions Club Pavillion
Lake Drive, Pine Plains, NY

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