Hamilton announces Thursday Concerts on the Green

Hamilton announces Thursday Concerts on the Green

A 100-year tradition still alive in the heart of Hamilton

Thursday Concerts on the Green will be kicking off July 12, 2018, on Hamilton’s Village Green in the center of downtown Hamilton. In addition to terrific performances, each night will be dedicated to important community service providers (teachers, first-responders, health care professionals, etc.) and will include family-friendly events.

Folks are encouraged to dine on the Village Green. Local food trucks will sell their specialties, and local restaurants will offer take out. Ice cream, provided by Hood Dairy, will be sold on the Green with 100-percent of the proceeds going to worthy non-profit organizations.

The evening’s concert and events are free for all to enjoy.

Music on the Green dates back to 1902 and is one of the village’s most popular summer activities. This year’s festivities begin the week after Symphor!a’s annual performance July 5 on the Green. The village is excited to expand the traditional concert series by incorporating family-friendly events and encouraging folks to come at 5:30 p.m. to dine on the Green.

The July 12 kick-off event will highlight American blues roots band Chris Merkley’s Rocky Bottom Trio. The evening will honor and recognize our first-responders (local police and ambulance).

The July 19 performance brings CNY favorite The Old Main and will be paired with Comic-Con Night. Costumes are highly encouraged! This should be a crazy fun night.

On July 26, world-class finger-style guitar player Loren Barrigar will perform on the evening dedicated to educators.

On Aug. 2, hard-driving blues group the Nate Gross Band graces the stage. Complementing their performance is Racing Night with five track champion Sgt. Matt Janczuk of the Hamilton Police Department. Janczuk will be there with his race car to talk to folks about his racing passion.

on Aug. 9, Sanguine Penguin, an eclectic Indie-Folk trio with local and Berklee College of Music roots, will perform as the evening tips its hat to health care professionals.

Winding up this year’s series Aug. 16 on an evening recognizing our veterans will be a musical performance by Hamilton’s very own JJ Murphy. Murphy is now based in Nashville and has been touring the country with his soulful folk-jazz groups; he always finds time to come back and share his talent with his hometown.

The series will also give locals and visitors alike a chance to enjoy downtown Hamilton’s eateries and boutiques, many of which stay open late on the third Thursday of each month to offer extended browsing and dining hours to the village. From home goods and fashion to Mexican, Indian and other cuisines, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy just a stone’s throw away from the village green.

The village of Hamilton is making this series possible with the monetary and in-kind donations of area businesses.

Activities for all events will begin at 5:30 p.m. and music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and rain date locations, visit facebook.com/thursdayconcertsonthegreen.

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