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Outdoor Lunchtime Concert Series at Hanover Theatre!

July 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Starting July 10, the Francis R. Carroll Plaza comes to life with the sounds of live bands, captivating performances, and popular food trucks at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. After the success of last year’s inaugural season, the popular Lunchtime Concert Series returns with a brand-new lineup performing FREE live music on the outdoor Bank of America Stage every Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 PM. These concerts are the perfect excuse to get out of the office and enjoy the vibrant downtown scene! Other free summer events on the plaza
include the theatre’s 3rd Annual Christmas in July, the only indoor/outdoor party of its kind at The Hanover Theatre on July 25 at 5 PM, and an extraterrestrial invasion under the stars featuring the international performance group, BIG NAZO on August 3 at 7 PM. Described last summer by Edwin Shea, President of Bank of American Central Massachusetts, as a “world class performance space bringing a whole new level of vitality to the city,” the Bank of America Stage on the Francis R. Carroll Plaza has only grown in its appeal and vibrancy. Even in the winter months the stage featured ice sculptures, variety artists, girl scouts, and became the destination for a slew of family photoshoots along with local music video productions.

Now summer 2024 promises to heat things up at The Hanover Theatre! Learn more about the exciting FREE performances:

July 10 brings The Party Band to the outdoor Bank of America stage. They’re an original brass band
embodying homegrown, unadulterated, unplugged fun with a mission to make the world a better place
through the joys of quality live music in a way that is accessible to everyone. Originating in Lowell, MA,
The Party Band has traveled the country sharing original brass music inspired by the sounds of New
Orleans and folk music from across Planet Earth.

July 17 Clatta Bumboo makes his Worcester debut. Born in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica and
raised in the small mountain village of Moreland Hill in the same parish. Influenced by the commanding
reggae sound of the Rastafari elders such as The Wailers, Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Culture. Clatta
Bumboo has accepted the responsibility to uphold the roots music of his culture and has produced
several original reggae records.

July 24 The Suitcase Junket cleverly lands at the Francis R. Carroll Plaza. The popular one-man set bears
constant comparison to legends of showmanship, brilliance, madness and invention. What instruments,
Matt Lorenz requires, he builds from scratch and salvage. What parts five players would perform, he
performs alone. Audiences are consistently captivated by his solitary form and the show itself.

July 25 from 5-7 PM marks the 3rd Annual Christmas in July extravaganza. This festive indoor/outdoor
event, hosted by the talented Steve Gagliastro and Annie Kerins, promises to be an unforgettable
evening filled with holiday cheer, live music, and festivities. Attendees will receive special access to
holiday deals and be able to enter to win fun prizes! Joining the celebration is the stellar James Rice on
keys, accompanied by a diverse range of talent from The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the
Performing Arts. Guests are encouraged to embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in their favorite festive attire, snacking on a sweet treat from a food truck and participating in a joyous sing-along. The evening promises to be a heartwarming experience that will invoke the magic of Christmas… in July!

On July 31 Girls Just Want To Have Fun! Attendees of this lunchtime concert will be transported to the
totally tubular 80’s with the Girls Just Want To Have Fun Band, New England’s #1 80’s Ladies Tribute
Band! This band brings the party wherever they go with a talented and energetic female-fronted lineup!

August 3 from 7-9:30 PM aliens invade Carroll Plaza. BIG NAZO, an international performance group of
visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians unite to create bizarre and hilarious largerthan-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. Renegade circus family contortionists, a rowdy
rodeo horse, blob-like GO-GO Dancers, a charismatic lab rat and more create an irreverent musical
Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos.

On August 7 Scottish Fish present a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Scottish and Cape
Breton music. Their lively and unique arrangements are woven together from session music handed
down from generations of the tradition’s finest players, many of whom they have had the opportunity
to share the stage with. These five young women have a very long and unique history, they began the
band as elementary school children and have remained together for the last decade. You won’t be able
to keep your toes from tapping and hands from clapping, especially when experiencing their
arrangements live.

August 14 Hot Honey arrives at the Francis R. Carroll Plaza. This collective of performers from the
famed Blue Man Group come together to explore and expand their musical boundaries with new
interpretations of some of their favorite songs interwoven with their original work. Hot Honey hits the
spot. Spicy and Sweet. Funk, Pop, Folk and Low Rock.

August 21 brings Kotoko Brass to the plaza. Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko
Brass creates a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the
Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music”. The horns blend traditional sounds of New Orleans
with the famous West African brass band sound heard from Ghana to Nigeria, and the guitar, keys and
bass evoke classic African and Caribbean styles of highlife, afrobeat and reggae.

August 28 To close out the Lunchtime Concert Series Stomp N’ Holler hits the Francis R. Carroll Plaza on August 28 .
Voted “Best Country Act” by the 2023 Worcester Music Awards, Stomp N’ Holler has been performing
their “Feel-Good Music for the Masses” throughout New England since 2015. Their blend of Classic and
Current Country and Country Rock along with their critically acclaimed originals have entertained
audiences from 30 to 5,000.

Accessible by WRTA free bus routes, all Francis R. Carroll Plaza events are open to the public and free to
attend. These performances are the perfect way to wrap up your summer and celebrate the arts with
friends, family, and co-workers. RSVP here today. Food trucks will show up rain or shine. For additional
information, please visit In the event of severe inclement weather please check
website for event updates.


July 10
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608 United States
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