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Event Series Event Series: 2022 Summer Sound Series

2022 Summer Sound Series

August 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Every Friday from 6–8 p.m., Jun. 17 to Sept. 16, downtown New Bedford will be the place to be for dance-filled fun. The city is hosting the most extensive musical lineup ever this year, alternately between Purchase Street and lower Union Street. Various musical genres and restaurants highlight these free weekly block parties.

Purchase St.:
June 17: The Dope Lotus

July 1: Candida Rose

July 15: Adam Lufkin’s Mid-Summah Night’s Jam

July 29:  Craig DeMelo Band

Aug. 12: JAMMIN’: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Aug. 19: World Premier Band

Sept. 2: Hip Shot Band

Union St.:

June 24: Colby James & The Ramblers

July 8: TBD

July 22: TBD

Aug. 5: The Silks

Aug. 26: Felix Brown Band

Sept. 9: The Rosie Show

Sept. 16:  Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish


August 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown New Bedford
Union St. /Purchase St. Area
New Bedford, MA United States
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