2008 Citizens Park Summer Concert Series

SCI is pleased to be joining with the the Woburn Redevelopment Authority (WRA) and the Woburn Residents Environmental Network (WREN) to present the Citizens Park Concert Series. Now in its sixth year, this series brings a diverse array of talented musical groups to perform for Woburn residents.

 

Free Concerts!

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy some great music and the company of your fellow community members.

 

Citizens Park is located on Main Street (Route 38) in Woburn Center, across from the Common. All concerts will start at 7 p.m. with the exception of the WorldFest Woburn! events which start at 3 p.m on Saturday, June 21.

 

 

Concert Line Up
June 20th - Iyeoka Okoawo
July 11th - Beat Soup
July 25th - The Bedford Big Band
August 8th - The Austin Torpedoes
August 22nd - O’hAnleigh
Sponsor
Woburn Mall/KGI Properties
Michael de la Maza
Artisan Music Studios
Dunkin Donuts Woburn Center
Sean P. Coakley

 

 

June 20th - Iyeoka Okoawo

Sponsored by Woburn Mall/ KGI Properties
Boston-based Nigerian-American performing artist and award winning poet Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is at the forefront of creating a new artistic genre that gracefully interweaves spoken word poetry with jazz, blues, gospel and neo-soul influenced song.

 

July 11th - Beat Soup

Sponsored by Michael de la Maza
Beat Soup has been compared to Bim Skala Bim, Madness, Elvis Costello and The Specials. Their original music is inspired by British Invasion Pop, 2Tone Ska, and bands like Talking Heads and even The B52s! The 8–piece dance band features the classic sax-trombone-trumpet horn section on Caribbean and Rock Beats. They have been together since the early 1990's. A Boston Globe Pick of the Week!

 

July 25th - The Bedford Big Band

Sponsored by Artisan Music Studios

The Bedford Big Band has a repertoire spanning yesterday's classics to some of today’s best pop songs. Tunes from the classic big band composers, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Count Basie and Bennie Goodman, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Stan Kenton. Snappy instrumentals, sultry vocals and fun vocal quartets...


August 8th - The Austin Torpedoes

Sponsored by Dunkin Donuts Woburn Center

The Austin Torpedoes are a Boston area band who perform what its members like to call "good ol' American music." Their unique sound combines elements of many American musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, western swing, and rockabilly. In its unique way, the band interprets songs by a wide range of artists including: Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Chuck Berry.

 

August 22nd - O’hAnleigh

Sponsored by Sean P. Coakley

The Middlebury trio óhAnléigh draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish and Irish American culture. The band has developed a diverse and unique sound, playing everything from haunting ballads to Irish folk and rollicking pub songs; Irish-American tin pan alley tunes, songs of rebellion, and traditional Celtic sets.

 

Directions to Citizens Park:

From the North

From Rt. 93, take 128/95 south. From 128/95 take either exit 34, Winn Street south, or exit 35, Main Street south 2.5 miles until you get to Woburn Center. Going 3/4 around the center rotary you will see Citizens Park and Citizens bank on your right. Parking is up in back of the bank. So, after passing the bank stay right onto Main Street, and continue around the bend. Take your next right up into the parking lot. There are steps leading down from the lot into Citizens Park. Parking in the lot is Free!

From the South

From Rt. 3, Cambridge Road north, to Four Corners, Woburn. Take a right onto Lexington Street. Continue 2 miles until you get to Woburn Center. Going 1/2 around the center rotary you will see Citizens Park and Citizens bank on your right. Parking is up in back of the bank. So, after passing the bank stay right onto Main Street, and continue around the bend. Take your next right up into the parking lot. There are steps leading down from the lot into Citizens Park.