Maybe Tom Petty said it best: “The waiting is the hardest part.”
Summer Arts Festival goers won’t have to wait to get in the mood to hear music on nine dates with the return of the Live on the Terrace pre-show entertainment before the evening’s headliners at the Turner Pavilion west terrace.
Live on the Terrace is sponsored by Benjamin Steel Co and Beach Manufacturing Co.
“This is a fun way for us to showcase local talent that ties into the style of show we’re presenting that night,” said Tim Rowe, Springfield Arts Council executive director. “Some have a track record with us and others give the series variety.”
Several of the shows will complement special events including Sip of Summer wine and beer tasting, Parrothead Party in the Park and BBQ and Brew Blast.
These events are free as well as all Summer Arts Festival shows.
Performances will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. unless noted and performers include:
Friday, June 16: CrossOver
Saturday, June 17: John Lippolis with Past and Present and special guest John O’Connor
Thursday, June 29: Bob Ford
Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m.: The TAC Choir
Saturday, July 1: Patrick Dawson
Friday, July 7: The Old Pirates
Thursday, July 13: Mike Mingo
Friday, July 14: Down Deep Band
Saturday, July 15: GoodVibes
Concessions will be available during these performances.
“It’s a good way to come down early, eat and drink something and get ready for the show to come,” said Rowe.
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