June 17, 2023
Mayor Ken Hopkins, Cranston Parks & Recreation Announce "Music Around Town" Free Summer Concert Series
With summer fast approaching, Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins and the city Parks and Recreation Department have announced a free, six-week summer concert series starting later this month.
The free "Music Around Town" summer concert series will kick off at William Hall Library. Sponsored by the Cranston Parks & Recreation Department and Mayor Hopkins' office, the weekly concert series will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting on June 29, and ending with a final concert on August 3.
"I cannot wait to join the residents of Cranston for these upcoming community concerts,” Mayor Hopkins said.
The full schedule for the "Music Around Town" free summer concert series is as follows:
• June 29 at the William Hall Library - Cee Cee & the Riders
• July 6 at the William Hall Library - Keturah's Dream
• July 13 at the William Hall Library - D Train Jazz Band
• July 20 at the William Hall Library - Country Wild Band
• July 27 at the Knightsville Park Gazebo – The Illusions
• Aug. 3 at the Knightsville Park Gazebo - Roadside Attraction
The first four performances will be held at the William Hall Library. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on the lawn of the library.
The final two performances of the summer will be held at the newly completed gazebo and park in Knightsville. Landscaping has developed a gentle hill at the back of the property where viewers can lounge and watch the concerts.
“This will be a great opportunity to showcase the brand-new pocket-park,” Mayor Hopkins said. “These concerts are indicative of the reason for this project – to engage the community and promote opportunity for public events!”
More information, including Facebook event pages, can be found by following "Cranston Parks and Recreation" on Facebook.