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 9: Fiddle Witch
Fiddle Witch is a progressive bluegrass band from Vermont founded by Meghann Patten (Fiddle/Banjo/Vocals) and David Hughes (Bass/Vocals) to showcase bluegrass as it is today, how it still speaks about the joys and struggles of the working class, and how through music, we find hope again. They play a mix of original music written by Meghann and old standards featuring everything from sweet harmonies to fast picking. Their live appearances have brought them all around Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, spreading mountain music from local bars and breweries, to Sugarbush’s Brewgrass Fest and Killington’s Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series. This summer’s line up will add a mandolin and guitar to the mix as well. They anticipate a debut original album release in 2020.
July 16: Quadra
Quadra has been around for more than 38 years! These guys are rocking and rolling better than ever. Tight is a good way to describe these two sets of brothers who are known for playing eclectic, epic rock! Nothing makes a band happier than dancers,and they play a lot of dance tunes. From the 70’s through the 90’s they will take you on a musical journey!
July 23: Melissa Plett Band
Melissa Plett is a country soul singer/songwriter from the prairies of Manitoba, Canada, who now calls Montréal and Nashville(part-time) her home. Although she continues touring North America heavily while promoting the release of her Nashville studio album “Ghost Town,” she is excited to get back into the studio and record new material in 2020! One moment you’ll be stomping along with her upbeat tunes, such as “Sunshine and Liquor,” the next you’ll be getting lost in her emotional ballads, such as “Ghost Town,” while her rich and powerful voice reaches out from the stage and pulls you in. “Hauntingly soulful, foot-stomping Country” are five words that best describe what Plett does. Give her a listen, follow her online, and see for yourself at https://melissaplett.com/
July 30: Chad Hollister Quartet
Pacific Recording Artist Chad Hollister returns to Colchester’s Malletts Bay with a four-piece band! Chad has opened for Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and has shared the stage with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Warren Haynes, as well as every PHISH member. Billboard magazine says “Chad Hollister is a no-frills kind of rocker cast from the same mold as such classic American artists as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.” Hollister believes music is a true gift and has the ability to uplift and change lives and the world. His music is a voice for the positive, which is needed now more than ever. His live show explodes with energy, soul and positivity, and leaves you with an appreciation for LIFE! Please join us for a special Summer show that you will not want to miss. Learn more about Chad’s musical projects and appearances at his artist website.