Soundwaves has announced a 2017 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, to be held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm from July 6th to July 27th, 2017.
This summer’s program will feature four musicians celebrating the diverse genres of bluegrass, folk, jazz and experimental music. This is the fourth season curated by Westport resident and Grammy Award Winning musician Taylor Haskins. These concerts are free of charge.
Concert lineup is as follows:
7/6 Anais Mitchell
7/13 Charlie Hunter Trio
7/20 Julian Lage/Chris Eldridge
7/27 Colin Stetson
Opening this summer’s concert series will be Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Her 2016 folk opera ‘Hadestown’ was a New York Times ‘Critics Pick’.
On July 13th, Soundwaves presents the Charlie Hunter Trio. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter is widely considered the world’s authority on the seven and eight-string guitars.
The following Thursday, July 20th, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge take the stage in celebration of their new album Mount Royal. Julian is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso who performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards at the age of 13, and Chris is a member of the critically-acclaimed progressive bluegrass super-group Punch Brothers. Together, Julian and Chris combine their powers and explore the musical worlds that exist in the cracks between bluegrass, folk, jazz, and contemporary classical music.
On July 27th, the bass and alto saxophonist Colin Stetson will perform.
The 2017 summer series begins July 6th at 7:30 pm and continues every Thursday night through July 27th on the hillside amphitheater overlooking Lake Champlain, known as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and a picnic. Local Food trucks including Dubb’s BBQ & The Bronx Bistro will be available to purchase dinner starting at 6:30. The rain site is across Main Street/Route 22 in the Westport Heritage House.