Free Concerts in Worcester Common

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Courtesy of NECN

Courtesy of NECN

The “Out to Lunch” Concert Series started last Friday at the Worcester Common.  The free concerts take place at 12 noon and give you the opportunity to eat lunch on the Common to the sounds of a variety of performers.

Based on the Worcester City Manager’s press release from August 3rd the remaining schedule is:

August 14 Drunken Uncles
Two seasoned music professionals from Central Massachusetts that play acoustic Pop/Blues/Folk/Classic Rock. Tom Hurley sings and plays rhythm guitar while Robin Steiger polishes it up with his masterful lead guitar and rich backing harmonies.

August 21 Chet Williamson – Sponsored by ArtsWorcester
Chromatic Swing, features jump blues and standards from the Swing era. Williamson’s chromatic harmonica styling can be heard on She’s Busy’s Strange Bedfellows, Valerie and Walter Crockett’s Moonbone and Emily’s Angel, Mike Duffy’s Destined to be a Rumor, and the Movie Channel’s station ID, “Try a Little TMC.”

August 28 Cabaret with Niki Luparelli and Dan Burke
Featuring torch songs, standards, and other songs your parents made whoopee to. You’ll feel like you’re walking into a black and white movie.

September 4 Jason James
A guitar player from Worcester with the band The Bay State Houserockers, James plays boogie rockin’ piano in the style of rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard from Country Sounds of Hank Williams to a boogie of Pete Johnson.

This program is part of repositioning downtown Worcester as a growing vibrant place.  As you enjoy the concerts it is a good opportunity to see the changes that have taken place in Worcester as part of the major redevelopment campaign that includes City Square.  It’s a good time to try out the new restaurants and cafes in the area.  I like the Worcester Common especially since it is the only green space in downtown.  I also like the historical feel it has with the statues honoring those that died in the revolutionary war.

Nothing beats a free concert on a Friday summer afternoon.  The concerts go through the first week of September.  You might see me there!

Related:  Worcester Common Free Concerts in 2010

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