Returning for its 9th season, the Out to Lunch Concert Series and Farmers' Market brings live bands, outdoor performers, artisans, nonprofits, food, farms and fun! Created by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the #MakeArtEverywhere campaign promotes the encouragement and ability to use your creative license in all situations with no limitations.
Beginning June 21st, the 10-week concert series brings music, local food and produce and art to the downtown area every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Be sure to sign up for the Cultural Coalition's Bi-Weekly Newsletter to find out more!
June 21st - Dale LePage & the Manhattans
A dynamic ensemble of talent, featuring multi award winning singer Dale LePage. This band swings with soul bringing you the best of the Mad Men generation. 2 Time Male Jazz Vocalist Of The Year (New England Music Awards Nominee), 6 Time Winner Entertainer of the Year Massachusetts (Worcester Living Magazine), Boston Entertainer of the Year (Boston Esplanade Magazine Nominee), 3 Time Winner Favorite TV Personality (Central Massachusetts Landmark Readers Poll), 6 Time Male Vocalist of the Year (Pulse Music Awards Nominee), 6 Time Best Jazz of the Year (Pulse Music Awards Nominee).
July 5th - The Furies
Hailing from all over the country but converging in Providence, Boston and New York City, The Furies are a band apart. The all-female group combines lyrical finesse with instrumental prowess, mixing ferocious hooks and lush harmonies that draw from wide influences; Jeff Buckley, Regina Spektor and Led Zeppelin, to name a few. Not just a rock band, but a collaborative of songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists, The Furies are carving out a name all their own and much like their namesake, they mean business. Lead singer Lee Moretti started the project after having come off the road as Third Eye Blind's multi-instrumentalist and background vocalist, and the last few years have been a time of quickening growth for the unique group.
July 12th - Crocodile River Music
At Crocodile River Music, our goal is to promote and perform African and African-influenced music that informs, connects and inspires. Join us for a high-energy, participatory concert focusing on the music and dance of Mali, West Africa. The capital of Mali is Bamako which means "Crocodile River," so who better than Crocodile River Music to be your guide on this journey! Bamako 2 Boston features performers with direct ties to Mali, along with authentic instruments and costumes.
July 19th - Trailer Park
The right band for the wrong people; an original rock and roll band with saxophones that was born in 1994. Spent 2006 to early 2011 cross-legged beneath a banyan tree. Subsists on beer and raisings of ruckus. Might be infectious.
August 2nd - The Pat Gaulin Band
Pat Gaulin's experiences as a student and musician have given him a strong sense of how hard it is to achieve excellence and mastery in music. This humility and understanding of the long journey aid him as he prepares for life after Berklee. "I'm ready to start my career. The music industry is in an unprecedented state of flux right now. The old models are being thrown out the window - creating space for new ideas and innovations. I feel that with the skills that I've gained here at Berklee, I can make valuable contributions to the art and music world." Pat is currently co-writing and composing music for a play about his grandfather Cesár Larancuent, who died fighting for Dominican independence in 1959.
August 9th - The Reminisants
The Band was started in 1973 by Dom Viscione, Mike Joyal and the late Fran Doorakian. As the years went by the band has expanded to the current six man group. Dom Viscione on rhythm guitar and vocals, Mike Joyal lead vocal, Peter Veneto on drums and vocals, Mark Poulin lead guitarist and lead vocals, Joe "J.D." Foster bass guitar and vocals and two great keyboardists, Jack Colombo and Doug Tybor. The band plays hundreds of events throughout the New England Area.
August 16th - Bolivia Canta
The Group started playing Andino music 10 years ago in Harvard Square, trying to show a little bit the Bolivian Music under the name of Canto Bolivia. After participating in different events like Misa Criolla with the Metropolitan and Brookline Chorale, we came up with our first CD. Our music is based on Bolivian rhythms. Also we cover some Peruvian, Ecuatorian folklore, American classic slow music, Cumbia and a little bit of Rumba as well.
August 23rd - Soul Monstah
Soul Monstah is a 6 piece wedding band formed by Berklee College of Music graduates. This band excels at music that includes Top 40, Pop, RnB, Rock, Motown, Soul, Reggae and Hip-hop. They will keep people of all the ages partying.
August 30th - K Fingers and the Explorations Project - RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 28th
K Fingers and the Explorations Project is a New England based Smooth Jazz/Neo Soul band. The band has currently released promotional video, and continues to perform throughout the Worcester area.
The band was formed in 2016, to perform live versions of original instrumentals from the K Fingers Explorations CD, on indie label Truth B Told Records. Giving audiences the exciting experience of hearing and seeing live musicians play live music is at the forefront of the band's mission.
September 6th - Whitney Doucet and the Moonshine Band - RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 26th
Serving up the best mix of top 40 country and pop music in Central MA, the Whitney Doucet and the Moonshine Band recently introduced their newest member, Whitney Doucet, in 2017. They tour around Central MA year-round, and opened for Country-legend Trace Atkins at Mechanics Hall in April 2017.