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Enjoy Music & Community In The Heart of Our City

New Bedford’s Summer Sound Series transforms downtown into a vibrant hub of music and celebration every Friday evening. This event series, held in the heart of downtown, invites everyone to experience an array of free concerts spanning genres and styles.

From jazz and blues to reggae and funk, these block party-style gatherings are perfect for music lovers looking to dance, enjoy local beverages, and immerse themselves in New Bedford’s rich cultural tapestry and historic charm.

Concerts alternate between Purchase Street and lower Union Street every Friday night from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. 

 

Summer Sound Series Lineup

June 28: Felix Brown Band
6:30-8:30 PM

 Purchase Street 

July 5: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
6:30-8:30 PM

Lower Union Street

July 12: Sugarbabies
6:30-8:30 PM

Purchase Street

July 19: Pearly Baker
6:30-8:30 PM

Lower Union Street

July 26: East Coast Soul
6:30-8:30 PM

Purchase Street

August 9: Colby James and Ramblers
6:30-8:30 PM

Lower Union Street

August 16: Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew
6:30-8:30 PM

 Purchase Street

August 23: Fast Times 80’s Music
6:30-8:30 PM

Lower Union Street

August 30: JAMMIN’ A Tribute to Bob Marley
6:30-8:30 PM

Purchase Street

September 6: Neal Vitullo Band 
6:30-8:30 PM

Lower Union Street