---- — DERRY — It’s summer and that means a full lineup of music and performers taking the MacGregor Park stage as part of Derry Parks and Recreation’s free summer concert series.
The concerts kick off on July 9. They will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The popular shows always draw a crowd and offer music for everyone, including rock and roll, country, big band, and more.
Children’s performer Rick Charette will be featured this year for the younger music fans.
The following are performers slated to perform this summer.
July 9: Jodie and Fried Cactus, offering edgy country music with popular country cover songs and original material.
July 11: Beatles cover band BeatleJuice returns to MacGregor Park for another show featuring the best of the Beatles. The band has performed for more than 15 years together. It’s a premier cover band in the region. In case of rain, the concert will be performed at the Adams Memorial Opera House, 29 West Broadway.
July 16: Children’s entertainer Rick Charette takes the park stage with his well-known songs, including “Yellow Bus” and “I Love Mud.” Charette is internationally known for his performances, suitable for all ages.
July 18: The Reminisants take the park stage offering unique dance music appealing to many musical tastes.
July 23: White Mountain Bluegrass returns to Derry with more than 39 years of performing experience.
July 25: Royal Pains is a group of New Hampshire musicians offering covers from groups like Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, the Who and much more.
July 30: Mirage Band returns to the park with a diverse variety of musical styles including pop, classic rock, country and contemporary hits.
Aug. 1: The Josh Logan Trio brings original sounds to the stage with Josh Logan on guitar, Nate Comp on vocals and Paul Costley on harmonica and percussion.
Aug. 6: Pony Express is one the area’s most notable country bands and features Karen Morgan on lead vocals.
Aug. 8: The Lisa Guyer Band, formerly known as Mama Kicks, returns to the park with rock classics and other upbeat numbers.
For information on any of the summer concerts, call Parks and Recreation at 432-6136.