BEVERLY — The traditional summer concert series kicks off this Sunday at Lynch Park with local music group Dane Street Pops.
The 35-piece music ensemble from the Dane Street Church traditionally opens the concert season, always playing the Sunday after Father's Day. They'll perform show tunes, light classical and an eclectic mix of music.
"I've been coming down here to listen to the concerts since before my wife and I were married, which is about 25 years," Recreation Director Bruce Doig said. "We'd come down, have dinner, let the kids play and listen to a great concert."
The Recreation Department hosts two concert series in the summer: Lynch Park Concerts, Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Concerts on the Commons, Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and there also is some seating at the park's picnic tables.
The free concerts have several sponsors, including David S. Lynch Trustees, Beverly Cultural Council, Fidelity Investments, Beverly Recreation Department, Friends of Beverly Public Library and Liberty Lodge of Masons.
June 27 — Dane Street Pops
July 4 — No concert
July 11 — Chris & Meredith Thompson
July 18 — Civil Disturbance Jazz Band
July 25 — North Shore Concert Band
Aug. 15 — 97 North
July 1 — Variations
July 8 — Just in Time
July 15 — The Avocates
July 22 — Joe Boccia
July 29 — Quintessential Brass
Aug. 5 — Music with George Haile & Bob Chapman