Forest Park Concert Series returns Thursday

Hampden County

UPDATE: Thursday’s concert with Dee Reilly will be held under the Barney Carriage House tent due to expected rain.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting Thursday night, Forest Park in Springfield will be hosting live music at the amphitheater.

The free outdoor concert series will feature four live concerts every Thursday beginning August 19 at 6:30 p.m. Those who wish to attend can enter the park after 5:30 p.m. through the Sumner Avenue or Route 5 entrances.

  • August 19: Dee Reilly
  • August 26: Trailer Trash
  • September 2: Ethel Lee Ensemble
  • September 9: Floyd Patterson and His Band

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “I am thrilled to have our beloved concerts returning to Forest Park. This year’s lineup will bring a lot of enjoyment to family and friends and the Concert Series is an example of the city programs that enhance our quality of life. It is my goal to increase arts and performances in park programming and I look forward to enjoying this year’s talented line-up!”

Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan added, “The Park Department is proud to have concerts back at the Forest Park Amphitheater. I want to recognize the Concert Committee for their dedicated efforts.  They have compiled a terrific lineup for 2021. I would also like to thank the Barney Trustees, as it is through their efforts in the management of the Barney Estate that we have the resources to book these great shows.  We encourage everyone to pack a picnic supper and enjoy the music in a beautiful setting.”

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