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The Bedford Big Band Swings Into Town

 

 

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with its third concert on Friday, July 25, featuring The Bedford Big Band. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Artisan Music Studios.

The Bedford Big Band has a repertoire spanning yesterday's classics to some of today’s best pop songs. Their tunes come from the classic big band composers such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Count Basie and Bennie Goodman, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Stan Kenton. This Bedford-based band brings to the stage snappy instrumentals, sultry vocals and fun vocal quartets.

SCI Serves Up Some Beat Soup

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continued with its second concert last Friday with ska band Beat Soup. The concert was sponsored by Michael de la Maza. The weather was perfect for an outdoors performance, and a large crowd of all ages gathered to see the show.

Audience members were treated to Beat Soup’s ska-influenced stylings that included both instrumental dance pieces and vocal numbers. Playing originals and covers, the 8-piece dance band from Boston featured a classic sax/trombone/trumpet horn section as well as guitar, keyboard and drums. As the sun set, audience members of all ages got up to dance to the lively beats.

This is the sixth year that the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a great way to enjoy summer nights with your fellow community members, and at the great location also a chance to shop and have dinner in Woburn Center.

The next Concert will be on July 25th, featuring The Bedford Big Band. For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors please click here.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network (WREN) (www.GoWREN.org), and the Woburn Redevelopment Authority.

SCI Serving Up Some “Beat Soup” This Friday at Citizens Park

 

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with the second concert this Friday, July 11, featuring Beat Soup. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Michael de la Maza.

Together since the early 1990’s and a Boston Globe Pick of the Week, 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.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

Woburn Residents Gather for Free Concert

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series kicked off its sixth year Friday with Iyeoka Okoawo and The Funk Tribe. This first concert was sponsored by Woburn Mall/KGI Properties. Although showers had been in the forecast and rain fell, the sky cleared and the sun came out in time for the concert, and the weather was perfect for an outdoors performance.

Audience members were treated to Iyeoka and the Funk Tribe’s various styles of music and warm interaction with the crowd. The Boston-based band blended poetry with jazz, blues, gospel, and hip-hop, showcasing its members’ many talents throughout the evening, as well as encouraging audience members to dance.

This is the sixth year that the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a great way to enjoy summer nights with your fellow community members, and at the great location also a chance to shop and have dinner in Woburn Center.

The next Concert will be on July 11th, featuring the ska band Beat Soup. For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors click here.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network (WREN) (www.GoWREN.org), and the Woburn Redevelopment Authority.

Iyeoka Okoawo Kicks Off the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series kicks off this Friday, June 20, with Iyeoka Okoawo and her band The Funk Tribe. The concert runs from 7:00-9:00 PM in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Woburn Mall/KGI Properties.

Boston-based Nigerian-American performing artist and award winning poet Iyeoka 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.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors, please click here.

Social Capitalists Recognized at SCI Luncheon

Community Social CapitalistsBOSTON--Today Mayor Tom McLaughlin joined Woburn-based Social Capital Inc. (SCI) to recognize five outstanding “Community Social Capitalists” at the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon which drew over 200 business and community leaders. SCI also presented the 2008 SCI Idealist Award to Dain and Constance Perry of Charlestown.

A strong contingent of Woburn business and community leaders traveled to Boston for this new SCI luncheon event. Other Woburn elected officials joining Mayor McLaughlin were State Representative Jay Kaufman, City Council President Charlie Doherty and School Committee member Chris Kisiel. And Boys & Girls Club Executive Director was the lucky winner of a basketball signed by all of the members of this year’s Boston Celtics!

Danversbank, which has a branch in Woburn, was a major event sponsor and had a full table at the luncheon. Woburn Branch Manager Anne Denaro served on the Social Capitalist Luncheon Host Committee, and Danversbank Community Reinvestment Officer Kevin Noyes was recognized as a Community Social Capitalist.

“We were pleased to have so many join us from Woburn,” commented SCI President David Crowley. “As SCI expands across the state, the continued support here where we have our roots is much appreciated.”

Mayor McLaughlin was joined in presenting the Community Social Capitalist Awards by Nancy Stolberg, who was recently appointed by Governor Patrick to lead the Commonwealth Corps.

Social Capitalist Luncheon This Wednesday!

We're looking forward to an exciting event this Wednesday! We have a wonderful group of people to recognize, and a great program planned. We have gotten a terrific response-the event is basically sold out. If you have contacted SCI to reserve a seat, you should be all set to check-in between 11:30-Noon. Contact SCI at 781.935.2244 with any questions about your status, or to be added to the waiting list in the event there should be a cancellation. More details on the luncheon can be found at http://socialcapitalinc.org/luncheon. We appreciate all who are supporting the first Social Capitalist Luncheon, and extend a special thanks to our major event sponsors: Boston Globe, Danversbank, DotWell and Goulston & Storrs.
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