BOSTON – Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Friday Afternoon Concert Series lineup for July, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment. Every Friday from July 8 – August 26, 2016, a different local band will perform live from 12 – 2 p.m. in Sam Adams Park, directly outside of Faneuil Hall. The concerts are free and residents and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend.
This year’s July lineup is as follows:
July 8: The Dingo Babies http://thedingobabies.com/
July 15: Honeysuckle http://www.honeysuckleband.com/
July 22: Sumner & Moss http://www.sumnermoss.com/
July 29: Dear June https://dearjuneband.com/
“We are lucky to live in a city with so much musical talent,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Friday Afternoon Concert Series hosts some of Boston’s best emerging local musicians, and I encourage all residents and visitors to take advantage of this wonderful series.”
About the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment is committed to producing fun, free public events for Bostonians and visitors to the city and is proud to collaborate with Metro Boston as our media partner for Summer 2016.
For further information please call 617-635-3911, go to http://www.boston.gov/visitors, Facebook Boston City Tourism, or check out @VisitBoston on Twitter. Sam Adams Park/Faneuil Hall is accessible by MBTA via Haymarket (Orange and Green) and State Street (Orange and Blue).
About The Dingo Babies
The Dingo Babies’ sound is focused on tight harmonies and catchy sideways power-pop tunes about inner and outer space. Their style rides the waves of The Avett Brothers, Weezer, Alt-J and Crash Kings. They began performing in small local venues and at homeless shelters and food kitchens through Berklee’s student run service program “The Movement.” They have continued to stay active in service, raising over $1,000 to benefit the human rights organization Calling All Crows by performing on the street, strongly believing in music as a vehicle for happiness and positive social change. They have released one full length album entitled Breakfast (“The raw emotion of it is obvious… eclectic, interesting, and accessible” -WMFO) and have opened for acts such as Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio). The Dingo Babies are currently working on an album due out very soon.
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk trio, which blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. They can be found frequently playing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast with bands such as Boy & Bear, Grey Season and many others. Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns and Chris Bloniarz make up the trio. They currently have 2 releases, “Live at Rockwood Music Hall,” and their 2015 EP, “Arrows.” Honeysuckle was chosen to be a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, played at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival and were nominated for best Folk and best Americana artists of the year at the 2015 Boston Music Awards.
About Sumner & Moss
Sumner & Moss is a folk duo based in Boston. Rooted in traditional American music, Sam Moss and Rachel Sumner weave close harmonies into classic bluegrass and country songs alongside their own roots-inspired originals. Sam Moss is an acclaimed songwriter and string player currently working on his ninth album. Rachel Sumner is a member of award-winning bluegrass band Twisted Pine to which she lends her voice, guitar and songs.
About Dear June
Dear June is a rock & roll band from Boston. Founded as a duo with folk roots, the band has transformed into a 5 piece with a distinctly eclectic, Americana sound. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics produces a well-rounded and soulful sound. Dear June pulls influence from a range of acts, from Tedeschi Trucks to Brazilian funk, showcasing the various talents and interests of each band member.