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Essex starts tuning up the parks June 12

Posted on Monday June 05, 2017

Join the Town of Essex and the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee for “Tune Up the Parks,” a summer-long celebration of music starting June 12.

The annual music series opens in Colchester on Monday, June 12 with musician Jesse Sharron, followed by Lawrence Hank in Essex Centre on Wednesday, June 14.

Now in its third year, the music series has a new name and an expanded number of concerts and locations. Along with weekly performances on Mondays at Colchester Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre, two Friday night concerts in Harrow and another in McGregor are planned.

Tune Up the Parks runs to the end of August and currently includes over 15 different musicians or musical groups performing over the course of 27 evenings.

“The success of this music series can be traced to the excellent participation of local musicians and enthusiastic appreciation of the audiences that come out to support them,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “Musical genres this year include folk, rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, and much more.”

The full schedule is posted on the Town’s online events calendar.

Be sure to bring your own chair or blanket. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

As a project of the ACT Committee, “Tune Up the Parks” supports Council’s strategic objective of promoting healthy and active living through recreational and cultural opportunities.