Huntington announces kickoff picnic and lineup for Free Summer Music Series

The Hotshot Hillbillies will be the opening band on July 11 in Huntington Free Music Series. (Photo submitted)

HUNTINGTON – The Summer Music Series on Thursdays in the town square will kick off on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The event includes hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade and cake, this night only, for a $1 donation, along with musical guests the Hotshot Hillbillies Band of Pittsfield.
The Hotshot Hillbillies, Jim Dignum, Wendy Walz, Bill O’Conner and Mike Basiliere play a mix of new and old country, southern rock, and blues. Voted Best in the Berkshires in 2017, the band brings harmonies and incorporates the harmonica, mandolin and fiddle for a fresh take on old classics.
The summer lineup has also been announced for the free music series, held every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the gazebo on the corner of Routes 20 and 112. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy (no pets please). In case of rain, all performances will be moved inside to Stanton Hall. Baked goods will be for sale every week, supporting local non-profit groups. The series is sponsored by the Huntington Community Events Committee and supported by the Huntington Cultural Council.
July 18 – Shut Up and Dance – Southern Rock
July 25 – Jon O’Neill – Children’s Performer
Aug. 1 – Franklin County Sweethearts – Classic Country, Oldies
Aug. 8 – Tommy Filiaut Band – Funky Blues, Rock & Roll
Aug. 15 – Off the Record Band – Music of the 60’s and 70’s
Aug. 22 – Bobby Sweet – Folk

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