Summer 2012 concerts at the Wells Harbor Park
The concerts at the Wells Harbor Park are one of the best kept secrets of the summer. Admission is free, if you enjoy the concert you are encouraged to make a donation to offset expenses. On the busiest nights there is always room for three times the number of concert-goers. Plenty of free parking close by.
The quality of these concerts has been getting better and better every year. 2011 was great and the talent booked for 2012 is even better.
There is plenty of room to move around if you feel like dancing or take a stroll down to the harbor with your sweety.
Bring a cushion if you plan on using the benches or folding chairs or a blanket just in case the benches are all taken. Concerts start at 6:30. Some insect repellent is a good idea on many nights but you may be pleasantly surprised. On some evenings the breeze is just enough to keep the bugs at bay.
This schedule is for the 2012 series of concerts.
June 30, All Together NowBeatles tribute band that is always very popular with the Wells audience. This is another that I consider a "don't miss" concert.
July 7, Strafford Wind Symphony
55 Musicians! Traditional and patriotic crowd pleasers.
July 14, Monadnock Island Sound
Steel drum band. Calypso, Rumba, Reggae, and Blues
July 21, Joseph FireCrowNative American flutist. This concert is in conjuction with the 10th Annual Native American Pow-Wow
July 28, Straight Lace
A great mix of oldies, jazz, easy listening, rock and funk. These folks are my favorite local band. No wait, nix that, nix the word local. This concert is always one of the most appreciated of the summer. Don't miss it!"
Aug. 4, On Tap
From the OnTap website: The variety of popular favorites dating back to the Beatles and going forward to Pink, provides a mix that makes people happy, keeps their feet tapping to the beat and finally hitting the dance floor. And when the audience is at that point, On Tap keeps the momentum going.
Aug. 11, Eddie Forman Orchestra AKA "E.F.O."
This is Polka night for Wells Harbor. The Eddie Forman Orchestra will entertain with standard polkas and traditional Polish lyrics.
Aug. 18, The Spectras
A local seacoast band, rock, soul, rhyth & blues.
Aug. 25, Corona BrothersOn a stage adorned with pink flamingoes and palm trees the Corona Brothers will give us a combination of Carribean and Californian beach music, blending Jimmy Buffet and Harry Belafonte.
also on Aug. 25, ChiliFest
Don't miss the 10th Annual ChiliFest. This year the Chilifest will be held at Wells Junior High School on U.S. Route 1. for more information see www.wellschilifest.com
September 1, The New Legacy Swing Band
Big band swing with a jazz singer to round out the sound. The New Legacy Swing Band bagan life as 'The Little Swing Band' and now has over 600 songs in the repertoire! Swing, dance, latin, polka, waltzes as well as big band tunes.
© 2012 Ted Whittenkraus.