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Peabody kicks off free summer concert series 

PEABODY  — Get ready to rock. 

The annual free summer concert series starts this weekend and promises two hours of entertainment every Sunday through August on the Leather City Common.

If you’re a fan of Madonna, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, U2, Metallica and bands of the 1990s, don’t miss the first show set for Sunday at 6 p.m. 

First up is The All That 90’s Band, which features music from what critics called a great decade for tunes. The band’s playlist includes “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s “Deep Blue Something” and lots of others. 

The 90s featured one-hit-wonders like Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There for You” and “Mambo No. 5” by   Lou Bega, and more songs listeners still love and hear on oldies radio stations.  

Mayor Edward Bettencourt Jr., Peabody Main Streets and the Peabody Cultural Council provided the schedule on Monday. 

The rest of the summer concert series is as follows:

  • July 21, Decades of Rock, which offer classic rock ‘n’ roll and blues. 
  • July 28, Tangerine, classic rock.
  • Aug. 4, at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Eleventh Hour, rock ‘n’ roll. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 
  • Aug. 11, Lisa Love Experience, an award-winning wedding and party band which offer classic rock, country, Motown and Top 40.  
  • Aug. 18, Bare Bones, classic rock, country and music from the 1980s and 90s.
  • Aug. 25, Renee & the Renegades, original songs and country music.

All concerts are held on the common across from the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America on Lowell Street in the downtown. The only exception is the Aug. 4 show, which will be held at the high school before the fireworks.

The city has expanded the weekly concerts to include food and craft vendors, and will welcome a craft beer brewer each week.  In case of rain, concerts will be rescheduled.  

For more information please contact the mayor’s office at (978) 538-5704.   

 

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