NORTH ADAMS -- Though there may still be snow at Windsor Lake, organizers are already planning for the free summer concert series.

Veronica Bosley, the city’s director of tourism and community events, said she and a planning committee have issued a call for local talent to play at the weekly event. The series runs every Wednesday night from June 11 to Aug. 27, excluding the Downtown Celebration on Aug. 13, and has free admission.

"It’s a really gorgeous place," Bosley said. "It has a natural amphitheater shape. People bring chairs, picnics, some people go up to the snack bar and get food. And then the band plays with this nice backdrop of Windsor Lake."

The concert series has been held for more than a decade, she said, and when the tourism office took it over two years ago, it expanded to include more bands. This year, she hopes to attract a variety of musical genres.

"We’re looking for anything and everything," she said. "Some bands have played country, folk, oldies, or classic rock. We had a few jam bands last year ... as long as the music is family friendly, then we’ll consider any band of any genre."

The committee will review band applications and choose a lineup by May 9.

Bosley noted bands will have access to electricity during the concert and must provide their own equipment.

Attendance last year ranged from 150 to 450, Bosley said, depending on the band’s following and the weather. The concert won’t be held if it rains.

Interested bands should submit the following information: Band name, a contact person, a short promotional blurb about the band, the number of members in the band, music genre, website and/or social media sites, preferred dates, and music samples if available.

For more information on the concert series, contact Bosley at 413-664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

To reach Edward Damon:
edamon@berkshireeagle.com
or (413) 663-3741 ext 224.
On Twitter: @BE_EDamon