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Concert on New Bedford Pier scheduled for this evening canceled


The Summer Sound Series concert scheduled tonight, Friday, July 12, on Pier 3, has been canceled due to a forecast of inclement weather.

The Summer Sound Series will continue with its next free concert on Friday, July 19, on Pier 3.

Summer Sound Series consists of seven waterfront concerts, weather permitting. The first concert of the series was Friday, July 5. Remaining concert dates, also Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., are: July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9.

“Our summer concerts have become more and more popular since we launched them in 2013, attracting hundreds of area residents to the waterfront on Friday evenings,’’ said Mayor Jon Mitchell. “The concerts are a great way to spend time with family and friends in downtown New Bedford, enjoy the dining and culture of our city and enjoy great music for free. We invite everyone to the New Bedford waterfront for this year’s concert series.’’

Parking is available at Elm Street Garage within walking distance of City Pier 3.

Supporting Sponsors include Freitas Package Store, Miller Lite, Colonial Wholesale Beverage, Cape Air, Canned Heat Craft Beer Co., Manny and Diane Pina and Empire Ford of New Bedford.

The public is invited to bring chairs and enjoy front row seating to performances by the following bands:

July 19: Harmony (Cape Verdean/Creole and American music)
July 26: Perfect Example (Old-school soul and R&B)
August 2: Home Brewed (Classic, new country, Americana, rock & roll, oldies)
August 9: Hipshot (Dance music, then and now)
The city will also host an end-of-summer movie night of “see-worthy’’ family fun Friday, Aug. 23 at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford.

Bring your own chair or blanket. Snacks will be available for purchase.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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