Free! | Beer Garden open 2-7PM | Live Music 4 – 7PM

Gather together again for free concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford! Experience great live music featuring Americana, jazz, blues, Cabo Verdean, R&B, bluegrass, indie pop and Grateful Dead tunes. Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site bar. Meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy the music! Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

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Summer Sound Series

 Events

Thursday
Aug
05
2:00 pm
Thu
2:00 pm
Aug
5
Summer Sound Series
 presents

Djim Job

Djim Job

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ∙ FREE!

The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z present Summer Sound Series, free concerts in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford!

Born in the Island of São Vicente and raised in the U.S., Djim Job grew up in a family of musicians. Considered to be one of the most prominent Cabo Verdean musicians today, he has performed and produced for over 25 years in over 30 countries and across four continents for artists such as Bana, Cesária Évora, Ildo Lobo, and many more. His performances around the world have earned him the prestigious Outstanding Preservation of Cabo Verdean Culture Award. Djim Job has always explored various musical genres and instruments, but it is the bass that has made him one of the most sought-after award-winning artists.

Before Djim takes the stage, join us for salsa! From 2-3PM, dance instructor Sue Young will lead a drop-in salsa class starting with the basics. No prior dance experience or partner required - and it's free, no sign-up needed!

The beer garden opens at 2PM, with live music from 4–7PM. Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site bar. Meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy the music!

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Thursday
Aug
12
2:00 pm
Thu
2:00 pm
Aug
12
Summer Sound Series
 presents

Kim Trusty

Kim Trusty

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ∙ FREE!

The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z present Summer Sound Series, free concerts in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford!

The dynamic and multifaceted Kim Trusty is a powerful and diverse vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and actress. She has spent the last three decades residing in Providence, refining her musical skills, crafting and branding her own style of jazz, R&B, blues and original music. In the last two decades, Kim’s reputation has moved well beyond the Ocean State as a consummate vocalist, lyricist and songstress. She’s worked with some of the industry’s best, including Paula Cole, Richie Havens and Rick Danko. Joining Kim on stage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch!

Before Kim takes the stage from 4-7PM, singer/songwriter Seamus Galligan will perform from 2-3PM!

The beer garden is open from 2-7PM. Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site bar. Meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy the music!

Joining Kim on stage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch
Cathy Clasper-Torch



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Thursday
Aug
19
2:00 pm
Thu
2:00 pm
Aug
19
Summer Sound Series
 presents

The Jethros

The Jethros

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ∙ FREE!  

The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z present Summer Sound Series, free concerts in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford!

The Jethros realized their common destiny while collaborating in a backup band and have since become a fixture in the folk music scene of New Bedford and nearby places. Homer Jethro sings and plays guitar, banjo, and mouth organ; Rufus Jethro sings and plays trumpet, trombone, and uke, Skillet Jethro sings and caresses the drums, Boney Jethro whistles and plays fiddle, bones, and other small percussion; and Gaston Jethro plays bass as though it were seven distinct instruments. Together they are The Jethros, and they are delighted to present their folk/blues/alt/soul/swing-jazz/bluegrass/funk/country/mariachi/klezmer stylings to one and all. They take the stage from 4 - 7PM.

Before The Jethros, Ian Legge (aka The Punk Cellist), will perform from 2:15-3PM! Ian is a classically trained musician and punk drummer hailing from New Bedford. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ian combines his formal training with love of all things punk. Recent recording band collabs include Sum 41, Red City Radio, Keep Flying and Lesibu Grand.

The beer garden is open 2–7PM. Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site bar. Meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy the music!

Custom House Square map

Ian Legge, aka The Punk Cellist, is a classically trainedmusician and punk drummer hailing from New Bedford, MA. As a graduate ofberklee college of music, Ian combines his formal training with love of allthings punk. When he’s not creating covers of your favorite punk anthems on thecello, he spends his time pursuing an engineering degree as well as ridingthroughout southeastern Massachusetts on his road bike. Recent recording bandcollabs include Sum 41, Red City Radio, Keep Flying, Lesibu Grand. Upcomingshows: The Fest, Gainesville FL, October 2021

Thursday
Aug
26
2:00 pm
Thu
2:00 pm
Aug
26
Summer Sound Series
 presents

Rebecca Correia

Rebecca Correia

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ∙ FREE!

The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z present Summer Sound Series, free concerts in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford!

Splitting her time and musical career between Nashville and the Southcoast, Rochester native Rebecca Correia has been lauded as "one of the best singer-songwriters in America." Self-described “Sheryl Crow meets Gavin Degraw,” she recently co-wrote the song 'So Long Goodbye' with three-time Grammy-winner Keb' Mo'. With five CD releases, she is a dynamic performer who accompanies herself on guitar, piano and mandolin. She has opened for a number of artists, including Natasha Bedingfield, Shawn Colvin, Livingston Taylor, among many others. She also regularly shares the stage with friends Matt Cusson and fellow Hartt alumni Javier Colon (NBC's The Voice).

Before Rebecca takes the stage, join us from 2-3PM for live poetry by New Bedford's Poet Laureate, Sarah Mulvey!

The beer garden opens at 2PM, with live music from 4–7PM. Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site bar. Meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy the music!

Custom House Square map

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