It is going to be a great summer of evening concerts at the Patton Park bandstand on Sundays, starting on Father’s Day, June 18.
The Sundays in Patton Park concert series gets started with 73 Duster from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday.
The concert is free and open to all. It is recommended that audience members bring a chair or blanket to sit on. It is also a great chance to enjoy a picnic dinner on a beautiful summer evening in the park. If case of rain, the concert will be moved to the tabernacle at Asbury Grove.
The concert series, in part, is supported by the town of Hamilton.
The full summer concert schedule:
June 25: Jim Coyle and Friends – Bluegrass and Americana
July 2: Quintessential Brass – Patriotic and American Songbook
July 9: Blind Drive – Hits from the 60s, 70s and more
July 16: Dan Monaco Trio and Sandi Bedrosian – Smooth Jazz
July 23: Grupo Fantasia- Latin music, salsa, merengue and more
July 30: Country Mile – Toe-tapping country
Aug 6: Studio Two – Beatles Tribute Band
The gazebo in Patton Park will be lit on Thursday night, Dec. 3 as part of a series of holiday-related events in and around downtown Hamilton.
A community carol sing will also happen on Thursday night as part of the festivities, which also include lighting the People’s United Bank Christmas tree. Children are asked to bring a flashlight or glowsticks for the tree and gazebo lighting.
The carol sing is an annual tradition hosted by the Community House of Hamilton-Wenham that will feature holiday favorites. It is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to all.
It starts with local residents Brian Doser, Peter Stewart and Joe Scuderi leading everyone singing carols. Booklets of carols will be provided. After singing, cocoa and cookies will be served before the gazebo at Patton Park and the downtown Christmas Tree are both lit.
At the same time, many of the business in the downtown are hosting their opening night stroll as part of the weekend-long Christmas in the Villages celebration. The businesses plan to serve food and drink, have caroling, special sales and prizes.