Returning for its 8th 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. This hashtag, along with the City of Worcester's #Worcester100 campaign, are only two of the many interactions of Out to Lunch this summer.
Beginning June 22, 2017 and running through August 24th on the historic Worcester Common Oval. 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.
Performance Lineup - 2017
Kicking off the first week is Blue Light Bandits! Blue Light Bandits is a four piece groove band from New England. BLB was awarded "Best Up & Coming Act" at the 2016 Worcester Music Awards and has performed as opening support for artists including KC and the Sunshine Band, Badfish, New Politics, and The 5th Dimension.
Fergus is a contemporary Irish group from Worcester. The band performs the songs of Irish songwriters and arrangers of the last 60 years, original songs and arrangements, and traditional Irish Music. The sound of Fergus blends elements of American music and world music with Irish music in an acoustic setting.
Ball in the House
Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams, five member veteran vocal band, Ball in the House, will move audiences with their music.
Worcester Jazz Collective
The Worcester Jazz Collective is an award winning group that explores jazz and its many forms. The group’s repertoire spans the genre of jazz from traditional to contemporary along with a mix of popular and classical music. Since its creation in 2014; it has been a showcase for the many wonderful musicians that make up the Worcester jazz scene.
TESTIFY is beyond comparison. The wide range of influences and musical background culminating on one stage gives TESTIFY a unique sound that every music lover wants to hear. "Powerful" best describes the band that you are about to meet. Music that makes you want to dance!!!
Whitney Doucet and the Moonshine Band
Whitney Doucet and Moonshine Band perform their country-rock hits and show why they're on the top 40 list of country and pop music in Central Mass!
Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and with their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound.
Women of Worcester
The 'Women of Worcester Collaborative' brings together thirteen of the areas top performing female musicians for unique and exciting collective concerts. Each featured artist brings her own style to the stage so the audience can experience a night of bluegrass, soul, country, rock, pop, jazz, folk, and blues, all from one show.
Eduardo Ortiz Latin Jazz
Eduardo Ortiz band leader, music director, bass player, composer. He is a highly talented musician with extensive experience in entertaining live audiences in nightclubs, concert halls, musical theater, and dance parties. He embraces a deep background playing Jazz and Latin music for live audiences and exclusively for recording and production studios.
Boombox "The 70s and 80s Experience"
It's a band. It's a show. Take a ride through the defining sounds of two of the most influential, and hilarious, decades in rock music. From AM Gold, classic rock and disco to synth pop, big hair rock and dance, Boombox takes you back.