The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to bring the seventh concert of the season to the library garden. Tonight’s featured artist is Tony Cibotti, Hyde Park’s beloved crooner. Free refreshments will be served. And in case those thunderstorms materialize, the concert will move into Menino Hall inside the library.
Critically acclaimed Boston area songwriter and singer Thea Hopkins and the Roots Attached Revue will be featured in the garden of the Hyde Park Branch Library tonight. Joined by Andy Hollinger on guitars and mandola and Gerry Bellegarde on bass, the group will be performing Americana and contemporary folk music. Hyde Park’s own Mr. Curt will sing 3 numbers to open tonight’s concert.
Thea Hopkins has made several recordings and has performed at leading venues such as Passim and Johnny D’s – and most recently at the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market last Saturday. Her composition “Jesus is on the Wire” was featured on two recent Peter, Paul, and Mary albums and in the PBS documentary on their career.
It’s a beautiful summer day! Join us in the garden at 6:30 this evening (Thursday, August 4) for Thea Hopkins and the Roots Attached Revue.
A large crowd attended last Thursday’s concert featuring Bob McCloskey and the rest of the JP Jazz Collective, and enjoyed their cool renderings of blue note jazz. The HP Friends’ Summer Concerts in the Garden series is at its halfway mark, so don’t miss out on the rest of the concerts!
The remaining Thursday evening concerts start at 6:30pm, and will be an eclectic line up with
- Thea Hopkins and the Roots Attached Revue offering American/Contemporary Folk on August 4;
- Bird Mancini performing Acoustic Pop Rock on August 11;
- Tony Cibotti singing tunes from the American song book on August 18; and
- Tanya Maggi and David Russell performing Classical string pieces on viola and cello on August 25.
In case of inclement weather or extreme heat, performances will be offered indoors in the branch library’s Menino Hall. We look forward to seeing you in August!
The next meeting of the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held Monday, August 1, 2011, from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. Members of the public as well as Friends members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion and planning of Friends-sponsored events and activities. Your comments and input are appreciated!