Music at the Beach Concert Series
The new and exciting Music at the Beach Concert Series kicks off this week, on TUESDAY night, with Pier Ave performing at the bandstand at Rockport’s Back Beach at 6:00pm. Check out Pier Ave in their video here!
The idea for Music at the Beach started taking shape thanks to a conversation between Bruce Reed and Don “Duffy” Greel, the Supervisor of Rockport’s DPW. During the conversation Duffy spoke of the concert series at the bandstand in the New Hampshire town where he has a camp. Reed had already been thinking that the bandstand could prove to further build community and would be the perfect venue for family events.
Bruce Reed explains…
I discussed some ideas with Rockport’s Town Administrator, Linda Sanders. Funding was always the major issue. I had a core group willing to help with ideas, but we still had no funding. Selectwoman, Sarah Fiumara Wilkinson, learned about a group named “Awesome Rockport” who is committed to identifying and supporting local initiatives. We filled out their form and were selected as one of three finalists. My 9 year-old cochairman, Wyatt Wilkinson, and I developed a presentation and won the grant. Wyatt and I then presented to the Board of Selectman and received their sponsorship.
The buzz around town for Tuesday’s event is quickly spreading and many people, including yours truly, are really excited to attend! We are very appreciative to Bruce Reed, Wyatt Wilkinson (9 years-old, bears repeating!), Awesome Rockport, and the Board of Selectmen….as well as anyone else who played a role.
These are community events for all ages and people are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics.
TUESDAYS 6:00-8:00 pm