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Wyre Forest residents and visitors to the district can relax and enjoy a selection of free live music concerts this summer.

Wyre Forest District Council will begin its annual programme of outdoor summer music events on Sunday 20 July with performances at Brinton Park, Kidderminster and Stourport Riverside Meadows, Stourport-on-Severn.

Six concerts will be held over the summer on Sundays at Brinton Park.  Performances will run from 2.30pm – 4.30pm and feature a whole range of music styles including, Brass, Country and music from the 60s. ‘Tempo’ is one of the bands that will be playing.  The group covers popular music hits from across the decades.

The Stourport-on-Severn concerts take place at The Bandstand, Riverside Meadows. They run from 2.30-4.30pm for 3 Sundays (20 July, 27 July and 3 August).  ‘The Chuck Harriet Jazz Band’ will be bringing a chilled atmosphere on 20 July with their ragtime and swing style of Jazz.  Popular Irish Folk Band ‘De Kelten’ will be making a return trip to the district on 27July while ‘String of Pearls’ will be performing classics from the 40s and 50s era on 3 August.

There will also be free concerts on four Sundays during August in The QEII Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley (3, 10, 17 and 24 August). The popular Kidderminster Male Choir will open the event with choral music to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of WWI. The programme at Bewdley includes Jazz, Acoustic Folk and Irish music and will run from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Councillor Anne Hingley, Cabinet Member for Health, Well-Being and Housing said,

“We’re inviting visitors to bring their own chair or blanket and perhaps a picnic and spend some quality time in our fantastic parks. The free concerts are a great afternoon out and with such a wide range of music types on offer, its something the whole family can enjoy.”  

The outdoor concerts have proved hugely popular in the past and all concerts continue to be free to attend.  People wishing to show their support and help towards the running costs will have an opportunity to make a donation at the events.

For further information on these events or to contribute ideas for future events email Louise Gardner or call 01562 732980. 

Wyre Forest District Council