HAMPSTEAD – Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrot Beach will be in Hampstead celebrating the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett as part of the Meeting House Park concert series Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.
The event celebrates 10 years of free summer concerts sponsored by the Cable TV Advisory Board .
The band plays the folk, country, pop and rock music Buffett is known for, and costumes and party atmosphere are encouraged, although alcohol is prohibited.
The concerts are taped and replayed after editing but organizers say it is the crowds that gather on the field behind the Old Meeting House and Town Hall, complete with lawn chairs, blankets and picnic suppers, that add to the experience. The audience has grown over the last decade and attracts local residents as well as those from outside Hampstead. The rain venue will be Hampstead Middle School. For more information, visit www.meetinghousepark.org.
At its meeting Wednesday, July 8, Cable TV Advisory Board Chair Clay Shaw said the bandstand would be finished by the July 14 concert, after the Tri-Town Times goes to press.
The bandstand was built for the 250th celebration of Hampstead but was never completed. In addition to completing the bandstand, new lighting equipment is in place and being used in the studio.
In other business:
• The board heard from Don Campbell inquiring about a winter concert and chose Wednesday, Dec. 9. Station Manager Bianca Nicolosi will see if that date is available for Campbell.
• The board said concert goers are donating to help support the military. A decision was made to take the funds at the conclusion of the summer concert series and purchase items to be given to the Military Support Club for packaging to be sent overseas to a Search and Rescue Squadron. The support of the military unit has spread from the schools to the Cable Board to the library.