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Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal Series

June 17, 2016

NEWS RELEASE

CAPE COD CANAL REGION CHAMBER
Eastern Bank Concerts by The Canal Series
Buzzards Bay Park

For Immediate Release-
Contact – Marie Oliva, President & CEO, 508-759-6000 X12

Buzzards Bay - The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series.  The concerts are held at Buzzards Bay Park, at the Gazebo, each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30PM – 8:30PM, right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.

The series will kick off with a blood drive on Thursday, July 7 from 12-6pm.  Cape Cod Healthcare will be at Buzzards Bay Park in their state-of-the-art and completely self-contained blood mobile.  In about an hour, a donor can complete the entire blood donation process, including health history, donation and post donation refreshments.  Every donor will get a movie pass when they donate, and the satisfaction of knowing that every pint of blood donated stays on Cape Cod to serve our community and saves the lives of friends, family, and neighbors.

Also keep a lookout for the Mermaids on Cape Cod for a chance to shop nautical themed jewelry and accessories inspired by our beautiful community.  The aqua colored bus will make an appearance at several concerts throughout the series, including the kick-off on July 7th.  Catch them if you can!

Make sure to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, a picnic dinner and the entire family to enjoy this favorite summer happening!

The concerts are funded in part by a generous grant from Eastern Bank, the Bourne Cultural Council & the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and 27 local businesses.   Admission is FREE.    FREE PARKING is available at the train depot and adjacent to Buzzards Bay Park at the base of the Railroad Bridge.

2016 Schedule

July 7:  The Corvairs ~ All Oldies
The Corvairs play the right mixture of nostalgia that will touch the hearts of all audiences; making memories of the past come alive with songs from the era of The Beatles,  Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Elvis and many other superstars of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Music that will make you “Twist and Shout”, “Shake Rattle and Roll”, or think the good time you’re having is “Only Make Believe”.  So whether it was your first romance, second kiss; third outdoor concert, The Corvairs will help to preserve and maintain your memories with a song. 

July 14:  Grace Morrison – Country Folk/Americana
Wareham born and raised, Grace Morrison is an award winning singer/songwriter and storyteller.  She is the 2015 winner of the 'Grass Roots' Award from the New England Music Awards.  The voice of Cardis' Furniture 2014/15 TV holiday campaign; Grace also won the WPRI-TV12 Big Break Competition in 2014.   A video of her song "The Trouble' was featured on TV during the finale of American Idol.

July 21:  Plymouth Fury ~ Classic Rock-N-Roll
The Plymouth Fury band is all about playing music that will get you up on the dance floor and keep you there, from all professional musicians that know what works. Whether it’s right off the charts or a classic hit, if it meets their dance standard, they play it... everything you hear is fresh, exciting and new every time.

July 28:  The Michele Rockwell Band (formerly Splash of Blues) ~ Popular & Jazz
Chemistry is what this band exudes in their music.  Each musician has an interesting background in music.  Put them all together and you get R&B, Rock, Blues, Soul, Reggae, and Funk.  The music is always fun, right, tight and enjoyable.  Spanning years from the 60’s to today.  The “Michele Rockwell Band is electric, magnetic, and eclectic, plus you will stay on the dance floor all night long! 

August 4:  24 Karat Funk Band ~ Funk
Once they hit the stage 24 Karat Funk collectively delivers their original material and the best in Funk, R&B,  Reggae, Jazz, Pop and Rock.

August 11:  The Infractions ~ Horn-Driven Pop
The Infractions are an energetic 6 piece band with a dynamic horn section.  Led by bass and vocalist Brian Stratton (Hootie and the Blowfish and Chicago), the band covers all styles of music. The Infractions perform songs by old school classic artists like Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Steely Dan, the Commodores and Bruce Springsteen. The newer material is music by Zac Brown, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars and many more. Tony Rocks and Ronnie Caggiano also add a tremendous vocal dynamic to the group.

August 18:  Memphis Rockabilly ~ Rockabilly 
Playing songs that range from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, rock & roll, hillbilly to rhythm and blues, Memphis Rockabilly Band is a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers.

August 25:  Rain Date if Needed

Title Sponsor – Eastern Bank; Grant from the Bourne Cultural Council; Premier Sponsors – A.D. Makepeace Co., Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare, Hy-Line-Canal Cruises, Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Mermaids on Cape Cod, and WickedLocal.com; Major Sponsors – Bourne Community TV, Bourne Recreation Authority, Brabo Benefits, Cape Cod Express, Cape Cod Life Publications, H & R Block,  Krua Thai Restaurant, Mezza Luna Restaurant, Nauset Marine, Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., and Spas by Paul; Supporters – Parker’s Boat Yard; Contributors – Eleventh Hour Design, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, Friends of Bourne Council on Aging, Johnson Electric Supply, Liquor Barn, Red Top Sporting Goods, and TownePlace Suites Wareham Buzzards Bay.

For more information, contact the Chamber office 508-759-6000 or visit www.capecodcanalchamber.org.