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Date & Time
Thursday, August 16

Member Carload: $20;
Nonmember Carload: $30;
Bicycles, motorcycles, and walk-ins: Member $8 and Nonmember $10

Contact Information
978.356.4351 x4015

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

Directions to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Family Fun, History, Art & Culture, Outdoor Recreation

Castle Hill Picnic Concerts

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It's summertime! Enjoy the long, lazy days of summer at Castle Hill's Picnic Concerts. Each week offers an exciting family-friendly and danceable band. Walk the grounds, visit the gardens, or relax on the lawn. Stop by the visitor information tent to check out our weekly drawing and membership promotion, borrow a frisbee or ball, or try our family Eye Spy based on Castle Hill's landscape features. New for 2018--visit the Alicja Kwade Art and the Landscape installation located on the site of the former historic maze. 

July 5              Jambalaya Horns—New Orleans Street Jazz

July 12            Entrain—Rock Funk Jam Band

July 19            The Great Escape—Journey Tribute Band               

July 26            Disco Dream--Disco 

August 2         Soul City—Soul, Motown & Funk         

August 9         Soul Rebel Project—Reggae       

August 16       Beantown Swing Orchestra—Big Band Swing with accompanying laser show

                        Come at 6PM for the group swing dance lesson!

August 23       HELP!—Beatles Tribute Band

August 30       Orville Giddings Band—Boogie Blues

The gates open at 5 pm. You are welcome to bring a picnic or visit one of our on-site vendors:

Kelly's Roast Beef Catering: World Famous Roast Beef Sandwiches, Lobster Rolls, Fried Clams, Fish Sandwiches, Burgers, Dogs, Chicken Tenders & more. www.kellysroastbeef.com

Q’s Nuts: Roasted Nuts, Popcorn, Candy, and Sodas. http://www.qsnuts.com

White Farms Homemade Ice Cream and Jules’ Kitchen: Ice Cream pizza by the slice, and sandwiches. Pre-order sandwiches at 978.356.4000. http://whitefarmsicecream.com 

For the safety and comfort of all our guests, grills, tents, and pets are not permitted at concerts.

Please no BYOB. Visit the beer and wine garden for beverages from Mill River Winery Ipswich Ale Brewery and Far from the Tree Cider.

A weather decision, if necessary, will be announced on our website, thetrustees.org, by 3PM on the day of the concert.

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