Friday Night Live: Free Concert Series

Center Street closes down and turns into an open-air market with outdoor dining, shopping, children’s activities and more. The “Pit” parking lot on the corner of Center and Wales Streets transforms into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue, with great acoustics. The event series is free to open to all. Lawn chairs welcome. Opening acts at 7 PM, headliners at 8:15 PM.

 

Rock band, 8084

Friday, July 14 • 6-10 PM (headliner 8:15 PM) • Center St.
with opener Chris Pallutto at 7 PM

Energetic, charismatic and dedicated, 8084 have been exciting audiences for over 30 years. Sharing the stage with such acts as Aldo Nova, Toto, April Wine, Warrant, Edgar Winter, Blue Oyster Cult, Henry Lee Summer, the group has toured throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southern States, as well as Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. During their 30 plus year run the band released 5 albums of original material that received critical acclaim in both the USA and Europe.

More at 8084.com.

 

Country Artist, Jack Ingram

Friday, July 21 • 6-10 PM (headliner 8:15 PM) • Center St.
with opener Phil Henry at 7 PM

Good lovin’ summertime anthems and country ballads are the centerpiece of Texas singer/songwriter Jack Ingram’s music, marking him as one of the “next generation” to fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon. With great vocals and hard-hitting lyrics, his swimming hole party tune “Barefoot & Crazy” is a remarkable crowd pleaser, as is his knock-down “Barbie Doll,” both distinctly different in spirit, but true to Ingram’s honky tonk country vibe. So is Ingram’s wonderfully breezy and uplifting “Free,” his inspiring, head-bopping “That’s A Man,” his textured “Seeing Stars,” and his satisfying ballad “Not Giving Up On Me.” Additional country favorites and Top 40 hit recordings are “Love You,” “Measure of a Man,” “Maybe She’ll Get Lonely,” and his first tune to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, “Wherever You Are.”

More at jackingram.net.

 

Disco group, The Trammps

Friday, July 28 • 6-10 PM (headliner 8:15 PM) • Center St.
with opener Jenny Porter at 7 PM

Burn, Baby Burn! In mid-1975, the Trammps became one of the hottest Disco recording acts. Their first album with Atlantic yielded tracks Hooked for Life and Where the Happy People Go which became their biggest pop hit to date reaching #27 and continues to rank as one of the most recognizable songs of its era. Other Trammps include, Disco Party, Body Contact, I Fell Like I’ve Been Livin’ (On The Dark Side Of The Moon), The Night The Lights Went Out, and Soul Bones, which features a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. In 1977 Disco Inferno, was the hottest song on the International Disco scene and the group was recognized as the best performing group by one of New York’s most popular clubs, 2001 Space Odyssey, the location for the motion picture, Saturday Night Fever. The soundtrack for the movie, which included Disco Inferno, was the industries biggest selling album to date and won the Trammps a Grammy Award in 1979.

More at thetrammps.net.

 

Series sponsored by: Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland-Killington

 

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