The 2006 Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series will be held this year from July 16 through August 27, 2006, 7 to 8:30pm Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. ‘We are thrilled to continue these terrific free concerts. We are very grateful to have the financial support of many local businesses who have made our series possible.’ Says David Benjamin, the director of the annual summer concerts. ‘This year we are also asking our audience to help us by contributing to the expense of the concerts. Each concert costs about fifteen hundred dollars. Every dollar helps.’
Benjamin reminds the public that the city does not pay for the concerts as in past years. ‘Those days are gone and its time for all of us to share the responsibility of producing these great nights by the sea. We won’t actually be ‘passing the hat’, but everyone will get a donor form on their printed program. We hope that many will dig deep to support the concerts; it’s a ‘sound investment’.’ said Benjamin.
This year there are six concerts planned (See schedule below), beginning with The Liberty Jazz Band who plays a return engagement on July 16. The concerts are free as well as parking. The park and its facilities are wheelchair accessible.
The City of Gloucester is seeking donations to support the Summer Concert Series at Stage Fort Park. We are grateful to already have many of this summer’s concerts sponsored by Cape Ann businesses. We hope you can join in an effort to provide funding for our summer season of free outdoor concerts at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand. We have planned a series of seven outstanding concerts in perhaps the most beautiful setting in New England. Your financial support will insure a full season of wonderful musical evenings at the edge of beautiful Gloucester Harbor. The cost of each concert is approximately $1,500. We need your help to continue these ‘free’ concerts.
All donations should be payable to: Cape Ann Community Band/ 32 Revere St./ Gloucester, MA 01930. For additional information please contact David Benjamin, Summer Music Director, 978-281-0543.
ANTONIO GENTILE MEMORIAL BANDSTAND
2006 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, Mass.
July 16 through August 27, 2006, 7 to 8:30pm
Sunday, July 16, 7pm
Liberty Jazz Band (Dixieland)
Sponsored by the Members of the Gloucester Rotary Club and Carroll K. Steele Insurance
Sunday, July 23, 7pm
The Herb Pomeroy Band (Jazz)
Featuring Donna Byrne and Dick Johnson
Sponsored by The Cape Ann Savings Bank
Sunday, July 30, 7pm
North Shore Concert Band
‘Marches and Military Music’
Sponsored by Cape Ann Market Place Realty, Liquor Locker,
Lobsta-Land, Mahony Insurance and Timberline
Sunday, August 13, 7pm
The Cape Ann Community Band
‘From Sea to Shining Sea’
Sponsored by The Gloucester Cooperative Bank
Rain Date: Monday, August 14, 7pm
Sunday, August 20, 7pm
The John Penny Band (Country Western)
Sponsored by Citizens Bank and The Gloucester Lodge of Elks
Sunday, August 27, 7pm
Old Cold Tater (Acoustic Blue Grass)
Sponsored by Grand Banks Building Products and The Rockport National Bank
All programs are subject to change.
For concert information please call David Benjamin 978-281-0543