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The Harvard Square Business Association in Partnership with CIT Concert Promotions Proudly Present a Free Outdoor Concert on Brattle Plaza in Harvard Square
Saturday, August 10th
12pm – 3pm
The Harvard Square Business Association in partnership with CIT Concert Promotions will present the final concert of their summer series on Brattle Plaza on Saturday, August 10 from noon – 3pm. These Concerts are free to the public and are designed to promote the remarkable musical legacy of Brattle Square.
The Featured Local acts on August 10 are Parma Chai, Sweet Wednesday, The Dirty Dottys, Eric Sommer and The Lied To’s.
Parma Chai – The sensuous vocals and melodic violin of Parama Chattopadhyay deliver instantly as tea for your ears and thoughts.
The Lied To’s – One of the Finest Guy/Gal Duo’s on the scene today” – Metronome Magazine, Boston
Sweet Wednesday appears regularly at The Plough and Stars on Mass Ave near Central Square, and they are a much loved touring ensemble somewhere between The Band and Bob Dylan meets Jesse Winchester and Bonnie Raitt.
Eric Sommer is a singer, writer and guitar player with a style that’s a cross between Billie Joe Shaver, Taj Mahal, Willie Porter and Steve Howe, delivered like a velvet hammer – Crown Royal poured over #2 sandpaper. With a unique set-up that generally includes 4-5 guitars, 3-4 small amps and a stompbox, it is guitar, slide & open tuning stuff wrapped around songs for people who care about things that matter: insane ex-girlfriends, wrinkled shirts, failed love, broken hearts, bad coffee, flat tires, gas station hot dogs, dumb pets… and checkout lines. Not to be missed. Eric recently won 1st Place at The Piedmont Guitar Challenge held in Greensboro, NC as well as at the IBC in Memphis last month and his latest record “Brooklyn Bolero” is sitting around #3 on the Roots Americana Charts.
The Dirty Dotty’s are a Boston-based band that plays booty shaking pop- Motown originals and a slew of fun covers!
The Concerts are FREE to the public. Bring your own small deck chairs and enjoy the afternoon.