Summer concert series set for three towns

A trio of towns will have music ringing through the air as each begins their summer concert series.

JEMS concerts

In Jay, the summer concert series begins Saturday, July 6, with the Too Tall String Band opening the Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) summer concert series, which will be held at the Jay Village Green at 6:30 p.m., with a weather site at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater.

The series will continue with Saturday Concerts that will begin at 6 p.m., including Celia Evans July 13, Friends Union Band July 20, Dyer Switch Band July 27, Roy Hurd Aug. 3, Larry Stone Band Aug. 10, Towne Meeting Aug. 17 and a finale event Aug. 24 (artists TBA).

Windsor Park music

In Elizabethtown, the Summer Concert Series will begin Thursday, July 11, with the Joe Wyant Group at 7 p.m. Concerts will be held in Windsor Park, with a rain site at the Cobble Hill Golf Course.

The second concert, which will be held on the eve of Elizabethtown Day, Friday, July 25, will feature the Etown Express playing for a block party dance starting at 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Golf Course.

All other concerts will be held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and will feature Zinky and the Billtones July 25 followed by Flashback II Aug. 1.

Keene’s “Back Porch”

In Keene, the annual Music from the Back Porch series will start Wednesday, July 17, at the Holt House on Marcy Field and will take place each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The series will open with Vontus July 17 and continue with Kevin and Fiends July 24, Joan Crane July 31, Flipside Aug. 7 and Crosswind Aug. 14.

During the Aug. 14 event, there will be a community potluck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., with drinks provided.

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