Thursday Concert Series

young people of various backgrounds singing and playing music

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News Release Date: June 22, 2017

Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105

What better way to spend a summer evening than to take in a free concert in a garden setting?  New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park has announced its 2017 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series. The concerts take place Thursday evenings during the summer, starting July 6 and running through August 31 from 6:30-7:30 pm. They take place in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s garden, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford.  In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.
The schedule for the concerts is as follows:
July 6: Slow Boat Home  - Jug Country Blues Band 
July 13: Cold Chocolate - Americana Band fusing Bluegrass, Folk & Funk
July 20:  (no concert that evening)
July 27: Eastern Medicine Singers - Eastern Native American Drum, Singers & Native Dance
August 3:  Kim and Reggie Harris -  Folk and gospel duo, songs of the Underground Railroad
August 10:  World Music with musicians and music from around the world
August 17:  Kyle Carey - Gaelic Americana 
August 24:  Moldy Suitcases - 1920s jazz meets a jug band full of rock musicians
August 31:  Robbie O'Connell -  Iconic Irish singer/songwriter 

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America’s nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-4 PM. The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to or visit the park’s Facebook page at . Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at
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Last updated: June 22, 2017

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