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Thursday Night Picnic Concerts 2017

Crane Picnic Concerts

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Concerts start at 7PM and end at 9PM. Gates open at 5PM for picnicking.

Members: $20/car.
Nonmembers: $30/car.

Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.

Tickets available at the gate only.

Directions to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

If a concert is cancelled due to weather, we'll update this page at 3PM on the day of the show.

Thursday Nights Rock at the Inn!

This package includes 10% off your regular room rate, as well as reserved rock star seating and FREE entrance at the Thursday Night Castle Hill Picnic Concert.
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We're celebrating 22 years of Picnic Concerts and we want you to be a part of the fun! Bring a picnic supper, explore the grounds, dance on the lawn, and experience some of the region's best bands.

Tickets available at the gate only. Gates open at 5PM for picnicking. Concerts start at 7PM and end at 9PM. A weather decision, if necessary, will be announced on this page, by 3PM on the day of the concert.

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
August 2 Soul City
Soul, Motown, & Funk
August 9 Soul Rebel Project
August 16 Beantown Swing Orchestra
Big Band Swing w/ laser show – Come at 6PM for the group swing dance lesson!
August 23

Beatles Tribute Band

August 30 Orville Giddings Band
Boogie Blues

Best of North Shore 2017

Members: $20/car.
Nonmembers: $30/car.

Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.

Tickets available at the gate only.

Arriving empty handed? Enjoy our picnic concert vendors:

  • Kelly's Roast Beef Catering: World Famous Roast Beef Sandwiches, Lobster Rolls, Fried Clams, Fish Sandwiches, Burgers, Dogs, Chicken Tenders & more.
  • Mandy's from Marblehead offers handcrafted, all natural & gluten free Chowdahs, Chilies and GoSpacho; a refreshing Spanish style vegan soup.
  • Q's Nuts: Roasted Nuts, Popcorn, Candy, and Sodas
  • White Farms Homemade Ice Cream and Jules’ Kitchen: Ice Cream pizza by the slice, and sandwiches. Pre-order sandwiches at 978.356.4000.
  • Ipswich Ale Brewery and Mill River Winery will sell beer and wine to people with positive identification at the Beer & Wine Garden, located partway down the Grand Allee. You may enjoy your drink within the Garden perimeter, but alcoholic beverages will not be permitted to leave the Garden. Picnic blankets and chairs are encouraged. Sorry, we can no longer allow BYOB.
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  • Crane Picnic ConcertsPlease help us keep Castle Hill clean by carrying out what you carry in. Thank you!
  • The Trustees are pleased to announce that a section of the picnic lawn will be reserved for handicapped patrons.
  • Visitors may bring their own picnic blankets, chairs, tables, and suppers, but tents are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the concert area. A cigarette receptacle is located in the crushed stone courtyard at the front of the Great House.
  • For the safety of all our visitors, please, no grills, open flames, or candles.
  • Please leave your furry friends at home.