NEWBURYPORT, MA —Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure.
The Mystix and Friends will open the 22nd season on Sat., July 5, at 7:00 p.m. The Mystix have been headlining major stages across New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material. This critically acclaimed roots band is noted for impeccable musicianship as well as soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances,
The following Sat., July 12, is a change of pace with The Hillyer Festival Orchestra, committed to offering the highest quality classics and “pops” musical standards in a professional symphony concert format to audiences of all ages.
Orchestra and vocal music from the best of Broadway, film, and Big-Band literature will be presented in a fun, Boston Pops-like atmosphere, including sing-alongs, educational comments, funny anecdotes and superlative entertainment. Effort is given to pleasing the audience with familiar favorites by American composers.
Saturday performances start at 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $25.00, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $20.00. Children 12 and under are free.
Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road in Newburyport. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving inside to the MAC Concert Barn when weather dictates. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron’s fancy.
To purchase tickets online (major credit cards accepted), or for further information about upcoming performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate (cash or check only), or by calling to reserve at 978-499-0050. Gift certificates also are available.