Summer Concert Series
Lower Bayside Park (Beachside)
All Concerts begin at 7:00pm
Admission is FREE
Parking available at Bayside Park
Join us for Colchester's summertime tradition. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic dinner to Lower Bayside Park for our summer concert series on Thursday evenings. Enjoy great music with the beauty of Malletts Bay as your backdrop!
July 12: The Shana Stack Band
The Shana Stack Band will return to Bayside for summer 2018! Winner of 2017 Live Act of the Year by the Limelight Magazine Awards along with runner up for 2017 Male Vocalist of the Year (Ed Leavitt), The Shana Stack Band is one of the leading entertainers in New England. Exciting their audience with their high energy, high impact show, The Shana Stack Band features multi-national award winning vocalist Shana Stack, and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International member, Ed Leavitt, the male vocalist and songwriter of the group. The group focuses on new Top 40 Country, and original music written by Ed Leavitt. One of Ed’s songs, “Let it Go”, has been featured in the movie Compliance which was released nationwide in the summer of 2012 by Magnolia pictures. The Shana Stack Band has opened for such mega stars as Reba McEntire, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, and Chuck Wicks, as well as performing before Travis Tritt. More info at www.shanastack.com
July 19: Prydein
Prydein is a Celtic Rock Band from the Burlington area and has been playing together in one form or another for over 20 years. Formerly Whisky Before Breakfast, the band includes Aron Garceau on guitar and vocals, Iain Mac Harg and Hazen Metro on Scottish Bagpipes, Andy Smith on bass and Caleb Bronz on drums. Traditional Scottish, Irish and Breton tunes mingle effortlessly with a modern day rhythm section which presents these tunes on a new palette, mixed with new genres to bring forth an original form of Celtic Rock seldom seen or heard anywhere else. A headliner of Celtic festivals all over the United States, Prydein is an explosive experience to see live and will certainly be a highlight of your summer. More info at: https://www.prydein.com
July 26: Satin & Steel
A Colchester favorite, Satin & Steel is a 10-piece R&B horn band based in the Central Vermont Rutland-Killington area. Original formed in 1971 the group evolved into a traveling club group that toured New England for several years and then lay dormant till 1995 when five of the original members decided to “get the band back together”! Since then they have performed regularly covering great horn bands including Tower of Power; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire, and other horn focused music from Santana, the Beatles, Motown and more, as well as a number of powerful originals. A huge sound with 4-part harmonies and a 6-piece horn section on a foundation of guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, Satin & Steel is the kind of band you rarely see around anymore.
August 2: The Kenny Brothers Band
The Kenny Brothers Band is a Mountain Rock band formed in 2014 and hailing from Stratham, NH with roots in blues, alternative folk, funk, jazz, improvisation, and accompanied by warm-hearted lyrics and unapologetic groove that fans of The Grateful Dead, Little Feat, The Band, Ray LaMontagne, or the Allman Brothers will love. The three brothers are: Billy on guitar, Taylor on drums, and Joe on upright bass, with all three contributing vocals, and occasionally accompanied by friends. The Kenny Brothers Band has played alongside Jacob Jolliff of Yonder Mountain String Band, been nominated for Best Band in New Hampshire by New England Music Awards, and their debut album “Walk in the Woods” has received two more nominations for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Their music has a genuine flow and ease, making it fascinating to feel and listen to, whether on a long car ride or out for a night of dancing with friends. More info at https://www.kennybrothersband.com/