Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 100 performance and outreach activities annually.
It's the same, only better! Live at Sunset is the new name for a legendary summer concert series that offers a fresh mix of musical styles, while building on the success of its long-running jazz series. Now in its 22nd year, live music on the EcoTarium grounds is a Worcester tradition and one of Central Massachusetts' most popular summer events - thanks to its casual atmosphere, multi-generational appeal, and dynamic range of nationally acclaimed performers and local legends.
This summer, the EcoTarium and WICN Public Radio kick off another spectacular six-show series on June 15. Concerts run weekly on Friday evenings through July 27. Due to the holiday, there will be no concert during the week of July 4th.
June 15 - Dan Gabel and the Abletones, featuring Amanda Carr
Travel back in time with an 18-piece Big Band, led by trombonist Dan Gabel and featuring the elegant vocals of Amanda Carr. Sporting a vintage look and more than 2,000 arrangements, the Abletones are the real deal - a Big Band that looks and sounds just like the 1930s and 1940s.
June 22 - Roomful of Blues
Get ready for a "heel-clicking night of fun" when Roomful of Blues brings their award-winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul -- and knack for filling the dance floor -- to the EcoTarium.
June 29 - Lake Street Dive
July 13 - Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
No one does traditional Southern Louisiana Creole roots music like these accordion-driven Zydeco masters. Come dance to their fast and furious beats, lively percussion, electric guitars, R&B influences, and trademark Caribbean lilt!
July 20 - James Montgomery Blues Band
When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home." With gritty vocals, sizzling tunes, and energetic shows he is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene.
July 27 - Bellevue Cadillac
Take a musical road trip from 20's hot jazz to New Orleans R&B up through the swing era of the 30's and 40's to early rock. With "flying trombones, spinning trumpets, and sizzling saxophones," Bellevue Cadillac is jazz, gospel, blues, soul, swing, and rock & roll all wrapped up in one great show.
Tickets and table seating may be purchased up to 4 p.m. on the Thursday before the show by calling (508) 929-2703 or online at www.ecotarium.org. Individual tickets are also available at the gate on Friday nights.
WICN members: To get your member discount, please call 508-752-0700 or send us an email at email@example.com
Light dinners, snacks, beverages and beer and wine by the glass are available for purchase. Massachusetts law prohibits patrons from bringing alcoholic beverages on site. USDA prohibits pets on the EcoTarium grounds.
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