Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

2021 Season

This FREE and fun concert series is the place to be on a Thursday night in Waterbury! Concerts are held from 6-8:30 pm weekly in Rusty Parker Memorial Park, with the 2021 season running from June 17 through August 26. Read about all the bands below and join us every week for a fun night of moving and grooving!

6/17 - The DEW

Creating their band name from their given names, The DEW is made up of three high school boys; Dylan- on the bass, Emmett- on the drums, and Wesley-on guitar. They like to play rock and roll covers, and also have some original songs. The DEW started out as a school project and has become something for the whole community to enjoy. 

6/24 - Kava Express

Kava Express is a central-Vermont based 7 piece band, playing “mildly euphoric and potentially addictive rock and soul classics.” Ranging from Aretha Franklin to the Beatles to Prince and the Grateful Dead, their music features styles that all can appreciate. Their sound is diverse, energetic and highly danceable. Featuring lush instrumentation and four vocalists, Kava Express delivers a big, rich and enjoyable musical experience. They are: Jeff Guerin, keyboards and vocals; Ryan Case, bass; Rory Loughran, drums and vocals; Terry Youk, saxophones; Pat Lambdin, guitar; Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, vocals; and Chris Steller, congas/percussion and vocals.


7/1 - The Stone Cold Roosters

The Stone Cold Roosters are a band that can strut, swing, and rock across decades of American music with style. Classic country, Swamp-rock, Hillbilly-funk, Blues, Western Swing and Honky-tonk are just a few of the stops the Roosters make on their continental tour.


7/8 - Jane Evans Band

Jane Evans is a Vermont singer-songwriter. She has spent the past two decades performing in a wide variety of bands such as Hot Box Honey, The Funk Collection, The Swingtime Big Band, The Jane Andre’ Jazz Ensemble, and Janestory. Now, together with husband Greg Evans on lead guitar, Kirk Flanagan on bass, and Daiki Hirano on drums, Jane is taking her music back to its beginnings when she was a solo singer-songwriter performing at coffee shops and art openings. Her new band is based in the traditions of Americana roots music, while delivering their own contemporary sound. Performing both originals and long-time favorites from artists such as Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlisle, and other female singers who inspired Jane’s journey.


7/15 - Atlantic Crossing

For over two decades, Atlantic Crossing has been rocking the contra dance halls of New England and beyond and entrancing concert audiences with paintings in song of local history and more. Their music, drawn from the Celtic traditions of the British Isles as well as from Maritime and French Canada, lifts audiences from their seats, transports dancers to ever greater delight and strikes joyous notes at celebrations.


7/22 - Devon McGarry Band

Hailing from in and around Burlington, Vermont, The Devon McGarry Band forges a musical path that's adventurous, yet refined. Their original songs channel a grab bag of rock styles paired with catchy lyricism and a fine-tuned stage performance.


7/29 - Shellhouse

Shellhouse is an original Vermont band started in 2003. The band has three albums of songs written by band leader Bob Teer. The latest album, A Road Between Two Souls, was released at the time Covid 19 crippled and isolated us all. This halted promotional performances for over a year. The band line up is as follows: Bob Teer-vocals, guitar, Andrea Teer-vocals and percussion, Marshall Breakstone-bass, vocals, Steve Wanderlich-drums, Bob Levinson-guitar.   A typical Shellhouse set list includes original Vermont songs and a mix of eclectic rock & roll classic favorites.


8/5 - Big Night

Big Night is a group of musicians based in the Champlain Valley who long ago fell in love with Cajun music from southwest Louisiana and are dedicated to the principle that all people deserve to honky-tonk, regardless of creed or latitude.  Come enjoy a spicy mix of classic and original old-time dance music from the southern US! 


8/12 - BOGO Boys

VT music veterans Ted Mortimer (gtr) and Shrimp (gtr, keys) are joined by bassist Micah Carbonneau, sax man Chris Peterman and drummer Caleb Bronz, as BOGO Boys bring their blend of classic rock, funk, country and blues to the Waterbury Rotary Concert venue. Dance or sit back and groove to covers of Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Peter Gabriel, Merle Haggard, Warren Zevon, interspersed with some tasty original tunes. Smart shoppers agree...BOGO Boys Rock!


8/19 - John Lackard

A sound and style that could easily have come from Memphis or Chicago is perhaps what makes John Lackard and his Green Mountain origin so unique. Not just another trip on the “Blues Bandwagon” that is so ever popular today. This is the real thing. The future promises a continued extensive touring schedule that previously prompted a radio D.J. to proclaim the John Lackard Blues Band “The Hardest Working Blues Band in New England”.


8/26 - WDEV Radio Rangers

A great 4-piece band playing all your favorite country, western swing, originals, novelty songs, and blue grass zingers. You’ll dance away all of your troubles and enjoy the beautiful sounds from Danny Coane, guitar/banjo/ vocals; Dave Rowell, bass/vocals; Colin McCaffrey, guitar/fiddle/vocals; and Jim Pitman, peddle steel and dobro. They began in 1986 as a live radio band playing every Saturday morning on WDEV sponsored by Blue Seal Feeds and continued for 25 years. One of Vermont’s premier bands. Come join the fun!