It’s hot. The kids need a diversion and you could use some relaxation after a long day. What you need is a family activity that’s not too active but something outdoors, preferably somewhere cool. For a fun event that’s just right for a warm summer night, the beach is the place to go.
Each Thursday evening from July 7 through August 18, the Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach will once again co-sponsor with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation their popular concert series at Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive.
This year’s concert series is sponsored by the Lynn Community Development, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, The Daily Item, Christopher’s Café, Tides Restaurant, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Lynn Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Total Outdoor.
Now in its 20th year, the Summer Concert Series takes place every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. until August 18. The bands are chosen to represent a wide range of music, from rock to blues to Celtic favorites and island tunes. A special concert on July 3 from 7-9 pm featuring the ever popular Lois Lane & the Daily Planets will take place followed by the Lynn Fireworks at 9 pm.
July 14 music by Night Flight Band, July 21 is the 12:01 Blues Band, July 28 is well know Kevin Kennedy & Shuffle Mode, August 4 is the popular Mary Beth Maes Band, August 11 is Tony Gallo & White Lightnin’ and closing out the Series on August 18 is the Lexington Street Band.
The Fifth Annual Children’s Concert will be held on July 30 from 11-2 featuring the Toe Jam Puppet Band along with face painters, balloon artists, marine animal touch tanks, arts and crafts for kids, the Lynn Fire and Police Departments, so bring the kids down to Red Rock on Saturday, July 30 for an afternoon of fun and music.
All concerts are free and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coffee, soda, water, home made bakery items, refreshments and Friends T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hats and Tote Bags will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward the cost of the concerts.
The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach, a non-profit organization, was organized in 1990 to protect and promote the wise use of our beaches and waterfront. The organization works with local and state elected officials along with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation in a partnership to promote Lynn and Nahant beaches.
Besides the concert series, the Friends hold beach clean-ups and other events each year. For more information about the Friends and how to join visit their website at www.lynn-nahantbeach.org. For concert cancellations please find the Friends on Facebook.