Friday, July 15, 2016


The Holyoke Rotary Club has announced the line-up of the 2016 "Positively Holyoke" Summer Concert Series. The free concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings, July 20 - August 10 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Heritage State Park in Holyoke, MA. Performances canceled due to weather will be scheduled for the following evening (Thursday of the same week).

The 2016 Positively Holyoke Summer Concert Series has been made possible by the generous sponsorships from:

Presenting Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

Major Sponsors: Holyoke Parks & Recreation, United Bank Foundation, Westfield Bank, Holyoke Community College and PeoplesBank 

Band Sponsors: Ross Insurance Agency Inc., The O'Connell Companies, Dowd Insurance Agency and Gillis Insurance Agency

Beer Garden Sponsor: Brennan's Place
Heritage State Park is a family-friendly area located between the Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke Children's Museum, and Historic Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. The park has no formal seating and concert-goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs and picnic blankets.
 "The Positively Holyoke Summer Concert Series began six years ago by the Holyoke Rotary Club. We are a club dedicated to providing Service Above Self and have enjoyed providing this family-friendly entertainment to our community," said Maureen Ross O'Connell, co-chairperson of the concert committee.
The four-week concert series will feature a 50/50 raffle each week.
Attendees are welcome to enjoy food at the Rotary Grill, brought to us by Sláinte, which will open at 5:30pm each week.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase courtesy of Brennan's Place from 5:30pm - 8pm. Coolers and beverages not purchased at the event will not be allowed.

Following is a schedule of concerts:
July 20, 2016: Darik & the Funbags
July 27, 2016: Out of the Blue
July 22, 2016: Union Jack British Invasion Band
July 29, 2016: Trailer Trash
Free parking is provided in the Proulx Garage on Dwight Street after 5:00pm (entrance on Front Street)                
To learn about the Positively Holyoke Summer Concert Series, visit

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Maureen Ross O'Connell (413) 536-8380.

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