The Hot Summer Nights concerts series will return, featuring five top local bands along with opening sets by youth musicians from the area
The 2022 Line up includes:
July 13 - Sugar Blood Jinx blends elements of blues, jazz, roots and rock. John Malloy, who performed at the first Hot Summer Nights concert more than 20 years ago, will open. Malloy re-emerged recently with a batch of new original songs.
July 20 - Sifter, an indie rock project, features Monica Crigler on keyboards, John Mettam on bass and Laura Cromwell on drums. Ella Bogh of South Berwick, a Marshwood High School sophomore next year, will open. Bogh, a ukelele player and singer, draws from an eclectic range of musical styles.
July 27 -La Madeleine, with its blend of French folk songs and ballads and Celtic fiddle tunes, will feature the group?s original lineup and celebrate the release of a new album, La Tendresse.Opener Page Waldo, a graduate of Berwick Academy Connecticut College, is a guitarist and vocalist.
August 3 - O'Donnell, Klaxton & Clark features Chris Klaxton on drums, Jimmy Clark on bass and Taylor O'Donnell on keyboards and vocals. They have a repertoire ranging from jazz standards to unique interpretations of popular rock, folk, R&B and pop favorites, as well as O'Donnell's original songs. Opener Grace Libby, who will be a junior at Berwick Academy, plays guitar and sings
Aug 10 at Lanternfest at Spring Hill -Jamsterdam , a high energy rock band, specializes in upbeat covers, rap mash-ups and catchy originals. Opener Lainey Doran, a sophomore at Marshwood next year, is a finger-style guitarist with a powerful voice.
The first four concerts will be at Central School and the last one, on Aug. 10, will take place at the annual LanternFest. The Central School concerts begin at 6:30 pm with the opening act , followed by main act at 7 pm. The Lantern Fest show begins at 6 pm at Spring Hill.
Audience members are invited to bring picnics, and can pick up special concert meals from local restaurants. No concessions will be sold on site this year.
Concert-goers can bring their own picnics to the lawn, or take advantage of the many great places to eat in town
Hot Summer Nights is a program of SoBo Central, South Berwick's non profit community group. An umbrella group for several organizations, SoBo Central includes the Food Pantry, Home for the Holidays, the Common Ground Tuskegee South Berwick Sister City group and the Keep South Berwick Warm Fuel Fund. Its signature event is the annual Lantern Fest.