Free outdoor concerts start tonight at Handshake.City
UTICA – Free outdoor concerts arrive in Utica on Thursday evenings in June as the Bagg’s Square Association presents Performers in the Park at Handshake.City.
The weekly series will feature music, art demonstrations, spoken word, outdoor activities, food trucks and local produce for sale, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Thursday of June 3 to July 1.
Kicking off the series tonight is blues, rock and jam band Uncle Charlie and the Meatballs with a mural creation by Tony Thompson.
June 10th presents Handsome Bob, a new band on the Utica music scene that plays rock, pop and punk tunes.
On June 17, electronic instrumental musician Zalatan is on stage and spoken word by Téa Parker. Progressive rock band Copper Vein Clones performs on June 24. The series ends on July 1 with an American Car Show with music by singer / songwriter J. Schnitt.
The Performers in the Park series is made possible by the Bagg’s Square Association, a non-profit organization of businesses and community members dedicated to generating and sustaining new life and activity in the Bagg’s Square neighborhood.
The events will take place at Handshake.City, in the heart of Bagg’s Square, at 26 Whitesboro St. in Utica, near Union Station.
Handshake.City is a collaboration between a green space, an art gallery, an urban market and an event location of the community group Made In Utica. It offers an outdoor experience suitable for families and pets.
To learn more or to get involved, go online at www.handshake.city.