Peabody’s free Summer Concert Series rocks on with ’80s and’ 90s classics from Bare Bones this Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Leather City Common.

This North Shore-based acoustic trio’s wide variety of cover music just keeps on rolling with fan favorites. Grab some pizza from Gallo Nero, wash it down with a cold one from Ipswich Ale Brewery and check out the new petite pop-up market.

There is free parking nearby, and entrances are on Lowell Street, Railroad Avenue and Sawyer Street. For more information, call 978-538-5704 or visit


Salem Jazz & Soul Festival works it this weekend with free music both Saturday and Sunday at the Salem Willows, 165 Fort Ave.  

On both days, the jazz starts at 11 a.m. and jams until 7 p.m. New Salem brewery East Regiment Beer Co. will host a beer garden.

The lineup includes the Salem High School Jazz Band, Trace Zacur Quintet, Cape Ann Big Band, Mica’s Groove Train and BrassFed Nation on Saturday and North Shore Jazz Project All-Stars, Swingin’ Bridges, Qwill Ensemble, Katrina Marie Band and The A-Beez on Sunday.

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The Bard Brigade is back with Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m., bringing love, betrayal, greed, treachery and murder to Salem’s Derby Square, between Old Town Hall and Front Street.

Fasten your seat belts for high drama as director Nick Gould shows how the lessons of Lear still apply today. Fully supported by the Salem Public Art Commission, Shakespeare comes to Salem free and open to the public. Pack a picnic and seating. 

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