After more than a year’s hiatus in which mics went mute at many venues, local musicians are back to performing at bars and restaurants with pandemic restrictions being lifted.
And customers now heading back to the bars and tables as vaccination rates rise and virus cases drop, appear ready and appreciative of the return of local entertainment.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Tonya Hurteau of Cumberland, RI, had lunch at Patriot Place in Foxboro with her husband Kevin Hurteau and her friend Trisha Gloria. They decided to stay around after lunch because they heard there was going to be some live music.
“We are very excited. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard live music.
The last year and a few months have been a long year and a few months. So it’s great to get out and see some people without masks on, and hear some great music,” said Tonya who was singing along to some of the songs that were played from the stage by Thirty 6 Red at Six Strings Grill & Stage.