We all know Cape Ann is full of artists and musicians of all ages! We would like to expand the opportunities to showcase the talents of the musicians on Cape Ann in an amazing outdoor venue for families to enjoy for no cost!
THE IDEA: Our idea is to start a summer family friendly concert series at the Back Beach Legion Bandstand.
LOCATION: The Legion Bandstand has been home to Sunday evening band concerts for decades. That is a wonderful town tradition. We are looking to make even more use of the bandstand for a free weeknight summer concert series with a host of local bands/musicians.
PARTNER: We are looking to partner with the Board of Selectman (going before them on June 13th) and have the first 4 concerts this summer on the Summer Tuesday evenings that the Board of Selectman does not meet.
DATES/TIMES: PROPOSED DRAFT dates for this summer are: July 18th, August 1st, August 15th, August 29th
The concerts would go from 6-8 pm, perfect for young families!
MUSICIANS: We have a list of local bands/musicians we would like to invite to play as soon as we have approval from the Board of Selectman and some funding. We would also look to work with the school to host young bands/musicians as well.
SAFETY: We are looking to work with the police on possibly routing traffic behind the bandstand, closing in front of the bandstand between the bandstand and the beach to encourage safe passage from one to the other and people at both to enjoy the music.
Funded by Rockport, MA (June 2017)