Manchester Town Green Concerts Return in July and August

Manchester Town Green Concerts Return in July and August

Manchester Town Green Concerts Return in July and August

The schedule for the 2016 Town Green Concert Series, sponsored by The Bank of Bennington, has been finalized. The Tuesday night concerts run from July 12 through August 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. For the second year in a row The Bank of Bennington is sponsoring the Concert Series. “We are pleased to be able to support this convivial summer series again this year, which fits so well with our mission as a community-minded bank,” said the bank’s president, Jim Brown.  “The Town is really excited to host the Concert Series on the Factory Point Town Green,” said Wayne Bell, vice chair of the Selectboard and frequent attendee. “We’re very grateful that The Bank of Bennington agreed to sponsor these important community events. The concerts attract a large number of local residents and visitors to downtown Manchester.”

The Town Green Concert Series starts on July 12 with Moose Crossing and ends on August 16 with The Don’t Leave Band. Other bands include the Julie Shea Band on July 19, So Far on July 26, John O’Rourke Legato Blues Band on August 2, and The Battenkillers on August 9. The new post and beam bandstand will be ready for the upcoming concerts, providing an even more festive atmosphere. New this year will be food concessions during the concerts, including hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and more.

The Factory Point Town Green is located in downtown Manchester on Depot Street/Route11/30), just east of Main Street/Route 7A roundabout. Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no smoking on the Town Green, and dogs must be leashed at all times. For details, contact the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 802-362-1439 or parks@manchester-vt.gov. Weather-related cancellations will be posted at facebook.com/manchestergov.

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