Local music supporters and the Town of Weathersfield are partnering to provide an outdoor music series to give residents a much needed social respite from the 15-month ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and area musicians a venue to resume their art.
The Weathersfield Summer Music Series, the brainchild of Bill and Judy Brink of Springfield, Vermont, aims to simultaneously fill two demands in the southern Windsor County region: a new source for live music and another venue for local musicians who have had limited work for over a year due to pandemic restrictions.
“There really wasn’t much around here for music besides getting hired for a gig at a bar or something,” Judy Brink told The Eagle Times. “We wanted something outdoors.”
The series, which kicks off Friday, July 9, will provide free live music every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hoisington Field (sometimes called the Perkinsville Soccer Field) in Perkinsville, Vermont. The 11-week series is slated to run through Friday, Sept. 24.
The Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Commission is sponsoring the music series, which town officials hope will help to bring the community back together after a difficult year and additional months of quarantining and gathering restrictions.