Sun., Jul 1
Wed., Jul 11
Wed., Jul 18
Sun., Aug. 19
Wed., Aug 1
Wed., Aug 8
Wed., Aug 15
Lois Lane & The Daily Planets
SUNDAY, JULY 1 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Funk & Soul
“Lois Lane and the Daily Planets are a mainstay in the Boston area music scene. Specializing in classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues (R&B), funk, jazz, rock, soul, pop, and dance music, Lois Lane and the Daily Planets are sure to satisfy even the most demanding audiences! Lois Lane is a phenomenal singer and a natural entertainer and is known for getting and keeping the crowd on their feet dancing and laughing. Gifted with outstanding people skills, Lois reaches out and touches the heart of everyone from nine to ninety! You are guaranteed to have a great time listening, dancing and celebrating to this great entertainer and her band.
Lois Lane - Vocals
Cliff Goodman - Drums, Vocals
Lee Lundy - Bass
Peter Fedele - Guitar
Jayo Wharton - Saxophone, Vocals
This first concert of the series is part of the Strawberry Festival on July 1.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Funky Classic Rock
Our local band! It includes 5 Swampscott/Lynn/Marblehead residents. Whisky (drums) and Nancy Marland Wolinski (vocals), Mike McClung (keyboard and vocals), and Robin Colette Krivit (vocals), Dick Burke (guitar) and Steve Shepherd (bass). They're always revamping their lineup and their repertoire which includes an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, pop & funk, with covers of classic tunes by bands like Steely Dan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and the Beatles. It's he kind of music that many of us grew up with and love, along with a few contemporary tunes as well.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cold Chocolate is a groovy Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk, and rock to create a sound all their own. With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Since their formation in 2011, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original songs and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.
Ethan Robbins, guitar
Kirsten Lamb, upright bass
Ariel Bernstein, percussion
SUNDAY, August 19 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Angel Wagner, musical director of Grupo Fantasia, formed the group in 1993, with musicians from all around the world. Over the years, Fantasia has performed at the Calle Ocho festival in Miami, as well as touring extensively throughout the Northeast. His performances include a multitude of schools, universities, colleges, fundraisers, private functions and musical galas, allowing him to team up with the most exclusive event coordinators and party planners in New England.
Angel Wagner provides traditional island entertainment for all people and much of the music is performed on original, handmade indigenous instruments. The Angel in 2006 extensive repertoire includes original and cover songs from the Caribbean and Latin America. Also represented are various Cuban, Dominican Merengue, Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, Colombian Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi, Calypso, Reggae and Salsa music.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Country & Rockabilly
Roy and his band have been playing the New England area for over 7 years. Their live shows, described as “lightning in a bottle,” earned the band a “Best Residency” nomination at The Boston Music Awards in 2012 and 2013. He was nominated as “Best Male Vocalist” in 2013 and 2014. His debut CD “Too Drunk To Truck” was nominated for “Album of the Year” in 2011. Twangville’s CD review: “Old school in all the best ways, it might as well be a collection of lost classics from the Sun Studios archive.”
With a deep, rumbling voice reminiscent of Jr. Brown or Ernest Tubb and his biting sense of humor, Roy’s been entertaining roots music fans for over 3 decades. He was a sideman with Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Tarbox Ramblers and fronted the western swing “supergroup” The Spurs to name a few.
The Boston Globe wrote: “...he long ago became a central bloodline that runs through the tangled, twisting veins of the Boston rock and roots scenes.”
The RPS Band
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Jazz, Funk, and Fusion
RPS (Rhythm Plus Soul) plays upbeat, funky music which engages the body, mind and soul. The 8-piece, multi-cultural ensemble features lead and to-die-for harmony singing from three dynamic vocalists and a repertoire which spans the spectrum from well-loved classics to contemporary grooves and original compositions, drawing from jazz, fusion, funk, soul and R&B sources. At an RPS show, you might find yourself dancing with wild abandon while being caught by poetic lyrics which inspire and make you think. If you love to move with the groove, RPS will take you higher with a message that affirms the beauty of a world rich with diversity.
RPS has played at private events and venues throughout the Greater Boston Area, including:
The Midway Café, Jamaica Plain
The Middle East, Cambridge
O’Connoll’s Pub, Framingham
Bull Mansion, Worcester
Amazing Things, Framingham
Concerts on the Green, Framingham
Bocca Bella, Auburndale
Jamaica Plain Porchfest
Doug Rich- bass and leader
Willie Sordillo – alto sax, vocals
Patrick Mottaz- guitars
Alvin Terry – drums
Tony Jacobsan – percussion
Lynne Miller – lead and harmony vocals
Zoë Krohne – lead and harmony vocals
Cyndy Dailey-Smith – lead and harmony vocals
Karen K & The Jitterbugs
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Family-friendly Kids Music
Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps).
Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.
Karen K & the Jitterbugs were recently voted the Best Kindie Band in the Greater-Boston area by Mommy Poppins (41,000 votes). National recognition includes Parents Choice Awards; Best Kids Video of 2014 for their You Tube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on PBS-WGBH and CBS-New York; and radio play on stations across the country. Jitterbugs Music Classes for kids 5 and under, created by Karen K, were recently named the Best Music Class in Massachusetts by Boston Parents Paper.
The Swampscott By the Sea Summer Concert
Series is an annual summer tradition bringing
together people of all ages to listen to great
music and build community on Swampscott's
beautiful Town Hall Lawn.
This year we have expanded to seven concerts, featuring diverse musical genres including classic rock, jazz, Latin, bluegrass, R&B,
and family-friendly kids' music. The concerts are free, thanks to our generous sponsors, and will appeal to people of all ages.
Bring your blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner and join us for great music, good people and beautiful scenery.
Swampscott Cultural Council
Swampscott Recreation Department
Beverly & Swampscott