Haskins to open Ballard Park concert series on Fourth of July

Taylor Haskins will be part of the Westport Festival Day.

Taylor Haskins will be part of the Westport Festival Day.

— The Westport Community Concerts is pleased to present the Taylor Haskins Quartet on Thursday evening July 4 at 7:15 p.m. in Ballard Park in Westport. This is the first concert of eight in the summer series for 2013.

To date Haskins has released four recordings as a leader, in addition to appearing as a sideman on dozens of albums and winning a Grammy award in 2005 for performing on bassist Dave Holland’s album “Overtime.”

The 2013 Westport Community Concert Series is held every Thursday night at the beautiful grassy amphitheatre overlooking Lake Champlain, known as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. The performances begin a little after 7 p.m. Bring a blanket/lawn chairs and a picnic. The rain site is across Main Street in the acoustically amazing historic chapel of the Westport Heritage House.

Concert lineup is as follows;

July 11 - Stephen Gratto and Sons

July 18 - Big Spike

July 25 - Rose and the Nightingales

Aug. 1 - Meadowmount - Three of their best student quartets

Aug. 8 - Tempest

Aug. 15 -Hugh Pool,

Aug. 22 - Michael Chorney and Holler General with Haskins

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