Summer Concert Series (Beachside)
Ages: 0 and up
Parking: Yes - Park across the street in Bayside Park.
Features: Picnic Area, Playground
Join Colchester’s summertime tradition. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets and picnic dinner to Lower Bayside Park for their summer concert series. Enjoy great music with the beauty of Malletts Bay as your backdrop.
July 24th: Shellhouse
SHELLHOUSE is an original Vermont Americana rock band. The band consists of Bob Teer- singer-songwriter/guitarist, Jim Fox-electric guitar, Andrea Teer- vocals, mando, Bob DeFeo-drums and Marshal Breakstone-bass, vocals. Shellhouse has two albums: Boomerang and Indian Summer. Songs from both albums can be heard regularly on Vermont radio stations. For almost 10 years Shellhouse has played summer concert series and music venues throughout Vermont and is working on a third album. Dan Bolles of Seven Days says this about Shellhouse: “fans of smartly conceived rock will find a lot to like”.
July 31st: Patrick Fitzsimmons Band
Patrick has just released Hope Is, his sixth CD. This CD is the Vermont based songwriter’s definitive statement after a victorious battle with cancer. Fitzsimmons started working on the songs for Hope Is back in the winter of 2011. The buoyant drive of the album marks a compositional breakthrough for the critically acclaimed songwriter who has been called “one of the most captivating songwriters around today” by Relix Magazine. John Platt of WFUV radio said, “Patrick has such a melodic gift and crystal clear voice...a singer-songwriter of the first rank.” Fitzsimmons is a 2011 and 2012 Solarfest national songwriting contest finalist and a three time Ploughshares national songwriting contest finalist.
August 7th: Last Words
Last Words, originally a Colchester cover band, plays at clubs and events around Chittenden county. Their music ranges from rock to pop to country with an emphasis on cover songs that you know and love.
August 14: DuPont Brothers
Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of southwestern desert, Sam and Zack DuPont are now coconspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family. This Burlington Vermont made duo has hit the ground running since the formation of the group in March of 2013. The brothers have recently shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Chris Thomas King, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day and The Lone Bellow to name a few. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. The sound is Vermont made Folk-Americana.