HAMILTON — Thursdays on the Village Green kick off on July 18 on Hamilton’s Village Green in the center of community.
“In addition to terrific performances, each night will include family-friendly events,” organizers said. “Folks are encouraged to dine on the Village Green or enjoy the music from the patio of the Colgate Inn.”
The evening’s concert and activities are free for all to enjoy, organizers said, and blankets, chairs and dancing are encouraged.
The rain location for the series is the Palace Theater at 19 Utica St., according to an announcement by event
Live music on the Village Green dates back to 1902 and is one of the village’s most popular summer activities, said
This year’s festivities begin on July 18, the week after Symphoria’s annual performance.
For the second consecutive year, the Village is excited to expand the traditional concert series by incorporating family-friendly events and encouraging folks to come at 5:30 p.m. to dine on the green.
This year they are teaming up with the Hamilton Public Library so that concert goers can enjoy Summer Reading Program activities before the music.
The July 18 show features Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, named top 10 bands to watch by Citypaper. They transcend musical genres with a blast of deep, powerful groove and soul. The band is the groove while Ponder’s pipes keep it rooted in soul.
The family activity will be a Robert Rogers Puppet Company show by the Hamilton Public Library: Little Leonardo and the Fantastic Flying Machine.
Guests can time travel back to 15th Century Italy, where young Leonardo Da Vinci is an apprentice in the studio of the great Master Andrea del Verrocchio, the foremost painter and sculptor of his day.
Inspired by all the books, tools, charts, artwork, and maps around him, Leonardo is drawn to the world of science, and uses his sense of invention to build a machine that flies. Show time 5:30 PM.
The series will also give locals and visitors alike a chance to enjoy downtown Hamilton’s eateries and boutiques.
Activities for all events will begin at either 5:30 or 6 p.m. and music will run from 7 p.m. to l 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/thursdaysonthevillagegreen.