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Seeing the Sites on a Showstring: Small Town Band Concerts

Friday, July 26, 2013

Where? Almost every New England town
Cost: Free!
Here in New England, band concerts at the local park are a tradition. Last night we had some beautiful jazz. On other Thursday nights, we have been entertained with folk, rock, country and patriotic music. The concerts in Hillsborough, NH at Butler Park are only held when it is not raining. Bring your own chair, treats and water and soda are usually available for a small fee to help a local organization. My husband and I go to enjoy the music, the neighbors, and a warm summer evening outside. Hillsborough Concerts start at 7, and go for an hour. I think that most small towns follow a similar pattern. Just find out what day of the week, the starting time, and show up! It's good fun for the whole family, and it is free!

Do you attend the band concerts? Tell me your experience!
Do you have concerts in your town? Please give me the time and place!
I will find some Butler Park Band Concert photos to add to this piece soon!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUZYMOBILE 7/27/2013 11:42AM

    Exeter has them every Thursday during the summer, if I remember right. There's a lovely old bandstand right in the center of town, and they block off the roads for the concert.

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NASFKAB 7/27/2013 4:58AM

  great idea

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COREY195 7/27/2013 12:48AM

    we had those in wisconsin

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DS9KIE 7/26/2013 10:48PM


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MICKEYH 7/26/2013 3:06PM

    emoticon glad you had a great time!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2013 12:30PM

    Thanks! Hugs and have a wonderful weekend.

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WILSONWR 7/26/2013 9:09AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

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EDLEAR 7/26/2013 8:15AM

    Yep, our village concerts are on Tuesday evenings, and they start at 7 p.m. also. They have them on the village green. The entertainers usually set up in the gazebo-band stand. Love them.

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NUTRON3 7/26/2013 8:04AM

    Great info

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ARRREAGLES 7/26/2013 7:34AM

    A) I love small town summer concert series, and they often have a smattering of really fun groups to enjoy with the fam
B) your positive attitude is infectious and one of the things I most look forward to seeing here on SP. Thanks for sharing.

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SANDRALEET 7/26/2013 7:32AM

    yes enjoyment is for all rich or not

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MSLZZY 7/26/2013 7:13AM


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I have wonderful memories of attending concerts in the park on Wednesday summer evenings with my Grandpa. We'd go back and forth between sitting with him and playing on the playground equipment. Talking with the concert band musicians was also a highlight because they would demonstrate the different sounds their instruments would make and carefully guide our little hands so that we could "do it" too!

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