Thanks to everyone who supported the concerts this summer. Next years line-up will be selected in January 2019
Wednesday evenings on the lawn of the Endicott Estate!
Opening acts at 6:30 pm
Main Attraction at 7:00 pm
Check the Arts at Endicott Facebook Page for weather and food vendor updates.
Donations to the Dedham Food Pantry will be collected throughout the summer.
The Singing Trooper ~ Patriotic Songs
Sponsored by Rep. Paul McMurtry
Sgt. Daniel Clark – aka The Singing Trooper – is a 20 year veteran of the MA State Police. He has performed at more than 2,500 events for Federal, State, Local, and Military functions, with a focus on patriotic music. He is also known for performing National Anthems, in native dialect, for visiting dignitaries and sporting events. In addition, for 5 years he could be heard on “Radio Disney” as “Trooper Dan” promoting safety for children.
Mister G ~ Children’s Concert
Sponsored by Dedham Savings
Opening Act: The Dance Center
A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC.
Studio Two ~ Beatles
Sponsored by Dedham Cultural Council*
Opening Act: My Gym
Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the early years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. Unlike other Beatles tribute acts that try to deliver the entire catalog, Studio Two concentrates only on the most exciting time in their career — the club and touring years. Studio Two’s performance captures all of the high energy and danceable 50’s and 60’s Rock n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time!
The Bards ~ Irish
Sponsored by Norfolk and Dedham
Opening Act: Hansen Keohane School of Irish Dance
Formed in Magheraphelt, County Derry, Ireland, the Bards came to the Boston area in 1973. The band’s musicians play several instruments, including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and accordion. A few titles from the group are “Definitely Irish Folk,” “Irish Mist,” and “Irish Coffee.” The group has also released “The Best of the Bards,” a collection of their songs.
Adapted from dedham.wickedlocal.com/article/20150715/NEWS/150718066
(Jul 15, 2015)
The New Velvet Band ~ Bluegrass
Sponsored by Dedham Cultural Council*
Opening Act: Card Making with Dedham Artists Guild
Laura Orshaw and the New Velvet Band uses their musical aptitudes to craft a vibrant and mature sound in the wider bluegrass world. The band’s sound is driven by Laura’s power-house fiddling and vocal styling, and weaves in the inventive instrumental talents of Tony Watt (guitar), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Matthew Witler (mandolin), and Alex Muri (upright bass).
The Boogaloo Swamis ~ Cajun and Zydeco
Sponsored by Wegmans
Opening Act: Dedham Community Band
The Boston-based Boogaloo Swamis have been playing their unique blend of Cajun, zydeco and New Orleans influenced rhythm and blues for over 30 years. They have five albums and four Boston Music Awards to their credit.
The band is led by Mickey Bones on accordion, vocals, fiddle and rubboard, and features the wailing guitar and creole vocals of Joe Pete Wetherbee, the supersonic sounds of fiddler Joey Kessler plus the dynamic rhythm section of award winning drummer Ted Larkin and the superlative Steve Bigelow on bass and vocals.
Black and White ~ Rock and Roll
Sponsored by Blue Hills Bank
Opening Act: Face Painting
Since 1990, the Black and White Band has brought their unique blend of high energy swing-blues and roots rock & roll to venues throughout New England, including the prestigious Boston Blues Festival. The band was nominated in the 2000, 2002, 2003 & 2005 PROVIDENCE PHOENIX BEST MUSIC POLL for Best Blues/R&B Act Category. Founding band members are Don DiMuccio (drums) and Kevin Martin (bass).
Free concerts on the lawn of The Endicott Estate
*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dedham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Raffle Prizes provided by Skyzone, Harrows, JENius Creations, Kings, Lowell Spinners, McGolf, Monster Mini Golf, New England Aquarium, Pawtucket Red Sox, Rev’d, and The Yard House.
Thank you to Endicott Estate for hosting the event and Auxiliary Police for providing traffic control.