"Overlooking the Merrimack River in historic Newburyport, MA, Moseley Woods is a 16-acre public park featuring hiking trails, picnic tables, a well-equipped playground and a spacious pavilion that is home to a summer concert series. A haven for nature lovers, dog walkers and children, the park is maintained by the Friends of Moseley Woods, a registered non-profit corporation established by members of the Moseley Woods Commission and the City of Newburyport."
All concerts are free admission, but they are fund-raisers for the park. Donations will be sought and will be used in their entirety for the upkeep and maintenance of the park.
June 30 (Rain Date-July 7) Julie Dougherty and Open Mike
Kick off the summer with local folksinger and songwriter Julie Dougherty who performs for the first time in the Moseley Woods Summer Concert series. As an added treat, Julie will perform with her husband, Woody Woodward, on bass. A long time favorite in coffee houses throughout Massachusetts, Julie is a versatile performer -covering everything from folk, to rock, to blues and more. You can catch her locally at The Grog in Newburyport, where she sings, plays and runs and Open Mike, as well.
July 14 (Rain Date-July 21) Fiddlers' Loft
Don't miss out on this large, lively group of musicians playing traditional Irish, French and American contra dance music. Maybe even kick off your shoes and dance!
August 18 Tome Eaton & Pick 3
If you love Bluegrass, country, blues and Celtic music, then don't miss Tom Eaton and Pick 3 - a lively group of acoustic "pickers" and singers. This quartet of musicians includes Tom Eaton (guitar and vocals), Pat Conlon (mandolin, harmonica and vocals), Nick Aparo (bass and vocals) and Dana King (banjo and vocals). The members share their love for American roots music with audiences as close as Cape ann to New York to the Rocky Mountain region, as well as throughout Europe and the Caribbean.
August 25 Chris Richard
This will be Newburyport firefighter Chris Richard's sixth year performing at the Moseley Woods Summer Concert Series. The popular, self-taught guitar player's acoustic rock is popular with all ages and Chris has said that he enjoys playing in the park as a way to bring the community together. His concerts usually include a fund-raiser for a special cause, so come to the concert and help out a worthy charity at the same time.