Berkshire County Free Outdoor Summer 2013 Music Schedule

Live on the Lake people lakeside watching concert

People flock to hear the music of some of the region’s best bands and musicians during the plethora of free concerts throughout the Berkshires each summer. Shown hear, the crowd at the opening Live on the Lake concert in Pittsfield featuring Whiskey City.

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County outdoor summer music series have kicked into full gear, so grab your family, a blanket and some picnic fair and get to one of the FREE concerts scheduled below.

Concerts in the Arboretum, Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Housatonic Philharmonic (July 16); The Dixie Cats (July 23); Wintergreen (July 30); The Eagles ‘Swing’ Band (Aug. 6); Phil Grover’s Rock n Roll Revue (Aug. 13); and TBA (Aug. 20).

Sounds of Summer, Great Barrington VFW, 800 Main St., Great Barrington: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

Static (July 16); Who Are You (July 23); T-Bone Daddy (July 30); Arthur Holmes Band (Aug. 6); The Spurs USA (Aug. 13); Loose Change (Aug. 20); and Rev Tor (Aug. 27)

Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Clark, The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown: Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Funk in the Trunk (July 16); Incendio (July 23); The Jammin’ Divas (July 30); More information at

Live on the Lake, Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Lakeway Drive, Pittsfield: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.

Jill Gallagher (July 17);  The Spurs (July 24); Sirsy (July 31); Static (Aug. 7); Arthur Holmes Blues Band (Aug. 14); Greylock (Aug. 21)l and Who Are You (Aug. 28). More information at

Concerts at Windsor Lake, Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

The Wheel (July 17); Rev Tor Trio (July 24); Bang on a Can (July 31), Champagne Jam (Aug. 7); Miss Guided (Aug. 21); Eagles Band (Aug. 28); and Wintergreen (Sept. 4) *Reminder no concert on Aug. 14, due to Downtown North Adams Celebration. More information at 

Party in the Park, Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Loose Change (July 18); Jill Gallagher Band (July 25); Who Are You (Aug. 1); Arthur Holmes Band (Aug. 8); Whiskey City (Aug. 15); The Spurs (Aug. 22); and Greylock (Aug. 29). More information at

Music at the Mansion, North Adams Library, 74 Church St., North Adams: Biweekly on Fridays (except for July 19), 6-8 p.m.

Beeline Ramblers (July 26); Moonshine Holler (Aug. 9); J.P. Murphy Band (Aug. 23). More information at

Five Thirty Fridays, Great Barrington Bandstand, Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington: Fridays, 5:30 p.m.

Harmony and Heart (July 19); Brian Murphy and Lee Roger (July 26); Terry A La Berry (Aug. 2); Linda Worster and special guest David Grover (Aug. 9); Tom and Beth Norton (Aug. 16); Jazzmen (Aug. 23); Wanda Houston Band (Aug. 30) and Fundraising concert on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2-6 p.m. for Great Barrington Cultural Council. More information at

David Grover and Grover’s Gang, Great Barrington Bandstand, Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington: Saturdays through August, at 10 a.m.

Music After Hours, The Mount Terrace, 2 Plunket St., Lenox: Fridays and Saturday, 5-8 p.m.

John Sauer/Jeannie Lauren (July 19), Blue Light Trio (July 20); Choro Night with Jason Ennis: ”Choro da Manhã” (July 26); TBA (July 27); Armen Donelian with Dave Clark (Aug. 2); Talbott/Suters Group — Jonathan Talbott and Jon Suters (Aug. 3); Richard Boukas Duo (Aug. 9); TBA (Aug. 10);  John Sauer/Jeannie Lauren (Aug. 16); Elizabeth Casius and Heard (Aug. 17); Jason Ennis/ Natalia Bernal (Aug. 23); Charles Neville (Aug. 24); Jam session hosted by Jon Suters (Aug. 30); and Wanda Houston Band (Aug. 31). More information at


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