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Free Outdoor Concerts at the Clark

For Immediate Release

June 07, 2010

June 7, 2010

For Immediate Release

Free Outdoor Concerts at the Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA –The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s annual free outdoor summer concert series kicks off on July 6 with the spectacular three-part harmonies of Red Molly. Bring your family and friends, a picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs to the Clark for this popular Berkshire tradition, held on Tuesday evenings in July at 6 pm. Barbeque fare will be available for purchase and the galleries will remain open until 6 pm on concert evenings. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the auditorium. Concert admission is free.

July 6 - Red Molly
Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. They have earned a devoted and ever-widening fan base, and have begun to tour nationally. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious. The Boston Globe says: “Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals sharing their favorite songs.”

July 13 - The Starline Rhythm Boys
If ever there was a band that deserved to be called “the real deal,” that band would be Vermont-based band, The Starline Rhythm Boys. Danny Coane, Billy Bratcher and Big Al Lemery have staked claim to a musical legacy deeply rooted in the country, bluegrass and rockabilly music of the past, yet their songs are as relevant and fresh as any music being made today. With an outstanding sound, style, energy, and stage presence, the Starline Rhythm Boys perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music with very strong country harmony duet vocals. The Starline Rhythm Boys have been labeled “Vermont’s House Band” by Vermont Magazine.

July 20 - Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass is becoming one the most sought after bands in New England. With powerful three and four part harmonies and fast picking, these musicians are blazing new ground throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond. The members swap blistering solos and even instruments, and they harmonize like angels. Brothers Bob and Dave Dick and band mates Dan Nowlan and Ken Taylor play original material as well as early country and traditional bluegrass and gospel music.ear some great bluegrass music, come on out and see Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. You will not be disappointed.

July 27 - Viva Quetzal
Viva Quetzal is a high-energy, multi-cultural musical group made up of musicians from North and South America who blend contemporary North American jazz and rock with the music of Latin America. The members of Viva Quetzal are Joe Belmont, Roberto Clavijo, Jeff Nissenbaum, Abraham “Abe” Sanchez, Juan “Manolo” Vazquez and Jon Weeks. Rafael Charres of Cashbox Magazine says: “A sampling of all the diverse musical traditions that exist in the Americas and beyond... melodious rhythms with an exuberant, non-stop level of energy. Viva Quetzal’s brand of music is more than eclectic or rhythmic, it’s spiritual, it’s all cultures existing as one. That’s universal music!”

The summer concert series is supported in part by Williamstown Savings Bank.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $15 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.


Calendar listing:

June 13 through September 12: Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, Picasso Looks at Degas examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this groundbreaking exhibition exploring the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation through dramatic pairings and groupings of art that have never been brought together in this ambitious way. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. clarkart.edu, 413 458 2303.

June 13 through October 17: Juan Muñoz features works by Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953–2001). This immersive exhibition explores themes of absence, memory, and paradox. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. clarkart.edu, 413 458 2303.

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