FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020 (Hyannis, MA) — The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) and TD Bank are partnering once again to place a spotlight on the region’s music scene with a twist. The two organizations will shift this year’s TD Bank Summer Concert Series to an online program.
The series has traditionally been held at outdoor venues across Cape Cod. Due to the pandemic, the performances will be live streamed virtually on the AFCC’s Facebook page.
“We are grateful to TD Bank for continuing their sponsorship of this series and for supporting local music,” AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake said. “This season is particularly important as gig musicians have really suffered from closures due to COVID-19. Although we cannot gather in-person, we can still come together to enjoy our talented musicians as they perform live in their studios, homes, and front yards.”
The series will kick off at the beginning of July and run through the end of August, with concerts taking place every Wednesday evening at 7 pm and every Sunday morning at 11 am.
“At TD Bank, we believe in creating more opportunities for people to get involved with local initiatives, in supporting arts and culture that reflects diverse voices, and in helping people feel a sense of community,” said TD Bank Relationship Manager Marius Dehelean. “The TD Bank Summer Concert Series reimagined is a great example of this and serves as a platform to showcase the amazing talent right here on Cape Cod. As a resident of the Cape, I could not be more proud to support the efforts of the Arts Foundation as they continue to help local artists.”
Audiences will recognize several musicians, including jazz composer and guitarist Bert Jackson of Brewster and singer-songwriter Kim Moberg of Centerville, who have lent their artistic talents to the series in previous years.
Jackson, who is scheduled to perform live on Sunday, July 12th with Scott Lariviere (bass), Kareem Sanjaghi (drums) and Peter Mann (keyboards), was eager to participate in this summer’s iteration. “We’re very appreciative of TD Bank for supporting local musicians, especially this year,” Jackson said. “We haven’t played together for a while, so it should be interesting. As musicians, we’re all discovering that there are new ways to deliver music aside from going and playing in a bar.”
Fresh off the release of her second album, Up Around the Bend, in December, Moberg said this year’s concert series will be a way for musicians like her to bring a little piece of the Cape to audiences throughout the world. “It’s a way for them to still feel like they are part of the summer community here,” she said. “This series shows not only the local people, but all the tourists who come here to visit, what a rich artistic community we have on the Cape.”
To watch each performance, people should visit the AFCC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/artsfoundation or the Facebook page of the musician performing. All performances are free of charge. Some performances will also be streamed live on Instagram.
The following is the full lineup for this year’s TD Bank Summer Concert Series:
- Wednesday, July 1 at 7 pm — Clã Da Bossa Nova
- Sunday, July 5 at 11 am — Sarah Burrill and Kami Lyle
- Wednesday, July 8 at 7 pm — Monica Rizzio
- Sunday, July 12 at 11 am — Bert Jackson Wicked Trio Plus
- Wednesday, July 15 at 7 pm — Paradise Rocks
- Sunday, July 19 at 11 am — Zoe Lewis with Roxanne Layton
- Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm — Cape Cod Moonlighters
- Sunday, July 26 at 11 am — Drumma Queens
- Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm — Kim Moberg
- Sunday, August 2 at 11 am — Stanley and Grimm
- Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm — Catbirds
- Sunday, August 9 at 11 am — Sundog Organ Trio
- Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm — Sean & Caroline Brennan
- Sunday, August 16 at 11 am — Kathleen Healy
- Wednesday, August 19 at 7 pm — Liam Kelly & The Oysters
- Sunday, August 23 at 11 am — Catie Flynn and Aaron Mayo
- Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm — The Familiars
- Sunday, August 30 at 11 am — Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble
About the AFCC
The AFCC’s mission is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod. It fulfills its mission by funding grants, fellowships, and scholarships; by advocating for more awareness on the impact the Cape’s creative economy has on our region and beyond; and by building a strong arts community network through membership.