June 25, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic meals, and dancing shoes for the Clark Art Institute’s free summer concert series, featuring three bands performing on select Tuesday evenings at 6 pm in July. The series kicks off with East Coast Soul on July 10, followed by Kimber Ludiker and Friends on July 17 and Across the Pond on July 24. All concerts are held outdoors on the lawn and are suitable for all ages. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

East Coast Soul is a Boston-based collective of music ensembles founded in 2009. With soaring vocals and a carefully curated repertoire spanning ’60s soul and Motown all the way up to current hits, East Coast Soul is one of New England’s most popular bands and makes every concert one to remember.

Born of fiddle-playing parents in Spokane, Washington, Kimber Ludiker is a fifth-generation fiddle player who started learning on the lap of her grandfather at age three. With eleven combined family National Fiddle Championships, Kimber holds three herself. In 2009, Kimber founded all-female bluegrass/Americana string band Della Mae. They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, and named by Rolling Stone as one of ten bands to watch. Ludiker’s new album, Ms. Adventure, is being released this summer.

Across the Pond plays the music of the Beatles, from their early rock-and-roll to romantic ballads and the mature songwriting of the later years. Founded by Marc Clayton in 2006, the group has kept its focus on faithfully rendering the Beatles’ music without trying to impersonate the Fab Four. Based in Hudson Falls, New York, the band plays several shows a year in the Lake George area. Joining Clayton for the Clark’s performance are Tim Wozniuk, Jonathan Newell, and emeritus member Joe Tucker.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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