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July 10, 2014

It'll be a musical summer in Peabody

PEABODY — The city will kick off its 22nd summer concert series on Thursday, and it won’t be in the usual spot.

The band Overdrive will play at East End Veterans Memorial Park on Walnut Street. The remaining five concerts, starting with Britannica this Sunday, will be back at the regular venue at Leather City Common and continue on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

Overdrive is an eight-piece band that plays a combination of funk, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll covers from the past three decades. Band members are Dick Girard, Rod Begin, Carl Hynes and Larry Novak. Thursday’s show is from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic to enjoy. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in Wiggin Auditorium at City Hall.

Coming up July 27 is Hip Shot, followed by North Shore Acappella Aug. 3, Studio 2 Aug. 10, Beantown Swing Orchestra Aug. 17 and Horizon & the Horns on Aug. 24.

A little courtyard music

If that’s not enough live music for you this summer, check out the Courtyard Concerts at the Main Branch Library each Thursday. Bluegrass singer and songwriter Mark Kilianski starts things off July 10. Concerts are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the courtyard. The lineup includes David Delaney July 17; Damn Tall Buildings July 24; Bobby Spellman’s Raucous Party Ensemble July 31; Alyssa O’Keefe, Chris Bodek and Zach Bridges Aug. 7; Joey Abarta Aug. 14; SSU Folk Ensemble Aug. 21 and Molly Pinto Madigan Aug. 28.

Argo forever

The Peabody Police Department’s late K-9 Argo is now permanently memorialized on his former ride.

The department posted an update to its Facebook page Wednesday to show off the new decal that’s affixed to Car 45. “For nearly 10 years, Argo patrolled the streets of Peabody with his partner, Sgt. Eric Zawacki. Since his retirement, Car 45 has been utilized in the patrol division. Recently, the car was refurbished, and as of today, it bears a patch commemorating his service as it shall forever,” the department announced.

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