SOUTHWICK – It’s officially summer and Southwick Rotary Club is heating up the town with its third annual concert series.
The first of three scheduled Southwick Rotary concerts features funk rhythm performer Rich Sadowski and the Blues Band July 17.
“He is a very talented performer who plays all over, including in Europe,” said Rotarian Robert Fox.
The series takes place at Whalley Park Pavillion on Powder Mill Road from 6-8:30 p.m., rain or shine. All concerts are free.
“This is a family event, so bring the kids – it’s a great time,” said Fox. “And it showcases Whalley Park. If you haven’t had the opportunity to come up to the park, you should really come check it out. It’s a beautiful venue.”
Rotary continues to offer sponsorships for the summer series. Three levels in the amount of $500, $300, and $100 are available. A commitment of any amount is welcome and greatly appreciated, said Fox, and will keep the music playing.
“We are talking with other bands now and would like to add another concert or two in August, but we need the funds to do that,” Fox said. “Depending on the band, it can cost anywhere from $500-$2,000.”
The Savage Brothers Band, a pop-rock band, will perform July 24 and the King Blues Band with James Montgomery concert is Aug. 14.
For more information on the concerts and sponsorships, contact Fox at 413-579-4585.
Fox said Rotarians are “People of Action” and encouraged residents to join the Club’s efforts by taking action and showing “commitment to our community.”
During the concerts, Smokey Waters will sell BBQ and Rotary will have a beverage tent with wine, beer, soft drinks and water for sale. No coolers are allowed. Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair.