The Concert Series at Red Rock Park is back. Now in its 22nd year, the Summer Concert Series takes place every Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. until August 16. The shows, part of the Better Beaches Program, are hosted by the Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The bands are chosen to represent a wide range of music, from rock to blues and ’80s and ’90s music and island tunes. July 12 is the popular Mary Beth Maes, July 19 is the Lexington Street Band, July 26 is Brian Maes Band, August 2 is Night Flight Band, August 9 is Tony Gallo & White Lightnin’, closing out the Series on August 16 is the 12:01 Blues Band.
On July 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Life’s a Beach & Kids Day Festival at Red Rock Park featuring the Toe Jam Puppet Band along with face painters, balloon artists, marine animal touch tanks, arts and crafts for kids, yoga, the Lynn Fire and Police Departments. Aerialists, Acrobats, Jugglers and Hula-Hoopers from Boston Circus Guild will be performing.
All concerts are free and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coffee, soda, water, refreshments and Friends T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hats will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward the cost of the concerts.
The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach is a non-profit organization that was organized in 1990 to protect and promote the wise use of the beaches and waterfront. The organization works with local and state elected officials along with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation in a partnership to promote Lynn and Nahant beaches.
This year’s concert series is sponsored by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, The Daily Item, Christopher’s Café, Tides Restaurant, Eastern Bank, Lynn Cultural Council, Total Outdoor and Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn.
For more information about the Friends and how to join, visit their website at www.lynn-nahantbeach.org.