2014 Summer Concert Series
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Apponagansett Park, Gulf Road, Near the Padanaram Bridge; Adjacent to the Town Landing 
Every Wednesday evening
Rain day Thursday evening
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.
$5.00 per person at gate
$4.00 per person in advance
Children under 12 free

Season passes are available for $30.00 per person
All advance ticket sales and season passes must be paid by check and are available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Office.    


June 11  7 Day Weekend (Rain Date June 12)
June 18  East Coast Soul (Rain Date Jule 19)
June 25  Eddie and the Exciters (Rain Date June 26)
July 2  Grupo Fantasia (Rain Date July 3)
July 9  The Cranks (Rain Date July 10)
July 11  Headcase (No Rain Date)
July 16  Over the Edge (Raind Date July 17)
July 23  Nowheremen (Rain Date July 24)
July 30  Jammin (Bob Marley Tribute) (Rain Date July 31)
August 6  Murphy's Law (Rain Date August 7)
August 13  Metropolis (Rain Date August 14)
August 15  Batteries Not Included (No Rain Date)
August 20  Craid DeMelo (Rain Date August 21)
August 27 Brian Maes Band (Rain Date August 28)
September 3  Steel Dreams (Rain Date September 4)

 All Concerts are Weather permitting
  Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice    

Musician bio's:

7 Day Weekend is a five-piece band formed with a mission to achieve one goal – to make you move!  Bringing you hits from all generations, 7 Day Weekend is truly unique in their diversity and variety.  You are certain to be out of your seat, singing along with family and friends and dancing all night long.  www.7dayweekendband.com

East Coast Soul is a passionate collective of musicians from the Boston area focusing on soul, funk and R & B music from both the past and present.  For more information please visit our website www.eastcoastsoul.net or on Facebook and Twitter.

Eddie and the Exciters consist of five members:  Eddie Fonseca, Roger T.Beau, Tommy Souza, Eddie C. and Dave J. They play the best of the classic 60’s.  This group can be seen at venues such as Oriental Pearl and Strikers at Wonder Bowl.  We invite you to join us and let us take you back to the 60’s!

Not merely a band but also a mobile seminar on Latin and Caribbean music, Grupo Fantasia is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Angel Wagner.  Wagner and his cohorts demonstrate mastery of Latin music in a great many styles: Merengue, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Cumbia, Bachata and Vallenato.  Check the Fantasia website www.grupofantasia.com for more information and learn as you dance!

After 5 years and nearly 200 live performances, The Cranks are winners of the 2014 RADAR award from the New England Music Awards for young acts “on the rise” throughout all of New England and their CD “Orange” was nominated for 2013 album of the year by Limelight Magazine.  The female fronted 3-piece poppy alt-rock act plays energetic and melodic songs they best describe as Paramore meets The Strokes.  Expect to hear a refreshing range of electric and acoustic material, modern covers and original works that truly appeal to all ages.

Headcase is Southern New England’s dance rock party band.  This five-piece band of veteran musicians has a dynamic sound that features vocal harmonies, keyboards, and tight arrangements.  Playing favorites from the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 2K, Headcase brings the party to you!

Over the Edge is a finely tuned, female fronted 4-piece electric party band based in New Bedford,  They have rock roots and have recently branched out to cover all genres of music, thus making them a favorite live act for anyone who loves music.  We are sure to bring you and experience like nobody else can.  Our number one goal is to entertain the masses with our diversity.

The Nowheremen, Boston’s feistiest four member Beatles band is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to the US.  The group will reprise the joy brought to America half a century ago with an exciting show featuring the rock & roll of John, Paul and Ringo.  A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Jammin: A Tribute to Bob Marley is a nine member band dedicated to recreating the exact sight and sounds of  Bob Marley and the Wailers.  They are the Nation’s premiere tribute to Bob Marley. You will find NO OTHER band that recreates Bob Marley's 70's stage performance like JAMMIN'.

Murphy’s Law is a local classic rock band.  All four members have been playing the local circuit for over 25 years in various bands.  Tim McKenna, bass and lead vocals, Tony Moniz, keyboards and vocals, Mike Murphy, lead guitar and vocals and Kevin Madeira, drums.  They play high energy classic rock n’ roll covering the best of Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, etc.   

Metropolis is a high energy eight-piece band from RI which includes dynamic horns, hot female and male vocals and a rock solid rhythm section.  A popular spot to catch this totally “live” band would be on the waterfront at “Nautica’s” in East Greenwich, RI.  Please visit MetropolisBandRI.com for more information and performances.

Batteries Not Included is a six-piece band made up of some local talent.  Batteries Not Included performs radio top 40 hits from the last three decades of Gloria Gaynor to BonJovi; Whitesnake toMaroon 5, Train, etc.  They can be seen from New Bedford hotspots to Rhode Island favorites and at many weddings and functions.  Batteries Not Included will satisfy the tastes of a young radio listener to the older music lover without a problem.

Winner of Limelight Magazine’s 2010 male vocalist of the year award, Craig DeMelo (a/k/a The Whiskey Poet) has made a name for himself in New England and beyond as a versatile, passionate, and eclectic singer/songwriter, who can spin a ballad, paint a picture, blast out a rock song, or even freestyle.  He has been playing stages with his five member band from coast-to-coast since 2002 and opened for several National Acts in recent years.

Brian Maes Band features 3 former members of Ernie and the Automatics.  The band has toured in support of Deep Purple, Eddy Money, Pat Benatar, Foreigner and many more.  Brian Maes wrote the 1992 #26 Billboard chart hit “Until Your Love Comes Back Around For The Band RTZ”.  The sax player, Michael “Tunes) Antunes co-star of the movie “Eddie and the Cruisers”, is a member of the John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

Steel Dreams a Fall River based 5 piece classic rock band that plays the best of the 60’s thru the 90’s with a touch of new music.  Formed of seasoned musicians from some of the well-known East Coast bands, they can be heard at area night clubs in MA and RI as well as many fundraiser benefits.  Steel Dreams play high energy music sure to get you moving!

The Bucket will be open during all concert events, featuring:    bucket1.jpg 
  • Ice Cream cones, sundaes, etc.   
  • Hot Dogs, Linguica Dogs
  • Chicken Fingers, Burgers, Fries
  • Cacoila, Quahogs
  • Cold Drinks and more!    
Our Concert Series would not be possible without the generous donations from the following: 
Aaron Pools, Advanced Eye Centers, Hawthorn Medical Associates, Law Office of Joseph Michaud, Lima Construction, M & M Auto, Medaesthetic Day Spa, R.P. Valois, Spherion and Toyota of Dartmouth

There are no alcoholic beverages or pets allowed at these events!

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