NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — In one of the most anticipated announcements of the year, the City of New Bedford has revealed the lineup for the 2024 Summer Sound series.

The free concerts take place in downtown New Bedford on Friday nights throughout the summer, alternating between lower Union Street (between North Water Street and Route 18) and Purchase Street (between Union Street and William Street).

The concerts happen each Friday, weather permitting, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from June 28 through September 6. There is no concert on August 2 due to the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament happening that weekend.

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There will also be performances from Dr. Finnegan’s Circus before each concert, as well as artisan pop-ups and a community art project with 3rd EyE Youth Unlimited. For more information, visit the Explore New Bedford website.

What They’re Saying About the 2024 New Bedford Summer Sound Series

“Summer Sound Series is one of highlights of the City’s busy summer event calendar,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “These block parties help support small businesses and bring family and friends together to enjoy Downtown.”

“The City is excited to host Summer Sound Series for another year. Nothing beats an evening of local entertainment in our beautiful Downtown,” City Council President Naomi Carney said. “People come Downtown from across the City and beyond for these celebrations, so we’re looking forward to some fun evenings with our neighbors while also providing an economic boost to Downtown businesses.”

“The Summer Sound Series has been a phenomenal success with growing crowds each year, invigorating our local economy and bringing joy to our residents,” said Explore New Bedford Director Ashley Payne, who helms the City’s tourism and marketing department. “Explore New Bedford is thrilled to see our city come alive with music, culture, and fun each Friday night thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.”

New Bedford's Summer Sound Series 2024 Lineup

The City of New Bedford's popular Summer Sound Series is returning for 2024, bringing a wide variety of musicians and genres to the annual series of free concerts downtown.

Gallery Credit: Tim Weisberg

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