Summer of Love, Music at Land’s End concerts set for this summer
Live music will be back in Wareham this summer with the return of two popular concert series: The Summer of Love in Onset and Music from Land’s End Wareham.
The Summer of Love Concerts will be held each Wednesday at the Onset VFW from 6:30 to 9 p.m., rain or shine.
The regular season of shows, starting on June 23 and running through August TK, will be free. A suggested donation of $5 will include a raffle ticket and chance to win a cash prize of $100 and a tote bag full of concert gear.
Kat Jones of the Onset Bay Association, which runs the concert series, said that large crowds are expected this year. Those who want to sit on the grass can bring their own chairs. Those hoping to sit under the pavilion are encouraged to make a reservation for a picnic table, which can seat up to 8, or a two- or four-top table by texting 508-725-2657.
The Onset VFW will be serving food and beverages, and horseshoe pits and cornhole will be on offer.
The concert series is open to all ages, and leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The VFW is wheelchair-accessible.
Crafters and artists — not food vendors — can set up a 10’ by 10’ spot by donation. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The season will kick off with a Wheels of Fire benefit show on June 9 — the only show of the season with paid tickets. Walk-up attendees will pay $5. To reserve an eight-seat picnic table, which costs $60, text 508-725-2657.
The following bands are lined up to perform this season: South Coast Station,June 23; Rose Wharf Band, June 30; Thee Midnight Society, July 7; The Groovalottos, July 14; The Gary Backstrom Band, July 21; The Station Street Band, July 28; The Neal McCarthy, August 4; Rudderless, August 11; Gunpowder & Lead, August 18; That 60s Band, August 25.
For more information, go to www.onsetbay.org.
Music at Land’s End, a series of chamber music concerts, will also be returning after a year-long hiatus due to covid.
On June 23, 24, and 25, musicians will perform music for piano and strings by W.A. Mozart and Johannes Brahms. Diane Walsh will join in on the piano, and Paige Riggs will play the cello. This series will be performed in Wareham, Marion, and New Bedford.
On August 13, 14, and 15, concerts will be performed in Wareham, Marion and Sandwich. The program will include music for strings by Bach, Purcell and Haydn, and will be performed on period instruments. These concerts will feature Cynthia Roberts on violin and Phoebe Carrai on cello.
The concerts will be held at 6 and 8 p.m. each day. Each concert will run for 50 minutes, and seating will be limited and spaced out. Reservations will be required.
More information will be announced soon at www.mlewareham.org.