The weekly Monday concerts on the back lawn of the Tewksbury Public Library are a staple of summer in town. Residents pick up or pack up a bite to eat, throw their chairs or blankets in the car and gather to hear tribute bands play a wide variety of music.
Get there early, starting at 5:30 for a 6:30 showtime, to mingle and support the Friends of the Library by purchasing a ticket for $1 to win $25 in scratch tickets. Shows end at 8 p.m.
All concerts take place on the library’s back lawn and are dependent on weather. In case of rain, performances will be rescheduled for August. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. This programming is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
If you can’t make it out, you can watch the concerts live on the Town of Tewksbury’s YouTube Channel.
July 18: A Ray of Elvis — An Elvis Presley Tribute Show
Enjoy a concert from the one of the country’s top Elvis Tribute Artists, Ray Guillemete, Jr. For more than 20 years, Ray has amazed and inspired people with his award-winning “A Ray Of Elvis” show. He is a 10-time international Elvis Tribute Artist winner and has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. Ray will wow you with his striking look and outstanding vocals. His ultimate tribute to the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll features all of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “All Shook Up,” and many more.
July 25: 4EverFab — A Beatles Tribute Band
Enjoy a concert from the popular Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab. 4EverFab brings to life timeless Beatles music through brilliant lead vocals, precise three-part harmonies and true-to-the-record musicianship. 4EverFab will play this show “By Request” so that the audience will hear the songs that they want to hear. In addition, 4EverFab engages the audience with stories behind the songs, placing them in musical, cultural and historical context. This show is family-friendly and attracts fans from every generation. All the well-known hits will be featured including “She Loves You,” “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” plus sing-alongs like “Yellow Submarine” and “Hey Jude.”
No show on August 1 unless a July show is rescheduled.
August 8: The Ultimate Tribute To Rod Stewart
Enjoy a concert from one of the country’s top Rod Stewart tribute performers, Rick Larrimore. Larrimore captures Stewart’s four decades of best-selling hits with the same humor, high energy, and sexy savoir faire that’s made him a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon. From “Maggie May” to the latest “American Songbook” classics, audience members will believe the “Rodfather” is in the house.
August 15: The Island Castaways Band — A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett
Enjoy a concert from one of the New England’s top Jimmy Buffett tribute bands, The Island Castaways Band. Originally formed in 2008 as Jimmy Buffett tribute, The Island Castaways have evolved into one of New England’s most popular Trop Rock bands. Their live show features a balanced mix of originals and classics, all with their own tropical touch of fun – bringing summer to you, regardless of where you are or the time of year. The band promises a heavy dose of Jimmy Buffett for its Tewksbury concert.
August 22: Crush — A Dave Matthews Tribute
Enjoy a concert from Brett Huntley and Matt Salito of Crush, New England’s premier Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Drawing heavily from the Dave Matthews Band’s “Big 3” albums (i.e., Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, and Before These Crowded Streets), “Crush” brings the classic 90’s sound of Dave Matthews while including several of their hits from post-2000. Blending soft, mellow tones with lively, upbeat sing-alongs, the acoustic duo performs dynamic sets consisting of the most popular Dave Matthews tracks.
August 29: The Broken Heels — Pop & Rock Hits For Boomers, Gen X, Millennials & Gen Z
Enjoy a concert from The Broken Heels, a Boston-based cover band specializing in modern hits and 60’s to 90’s Rock. The band covers current acts like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Olivia Rodrigo, and Adele, as well as favorites from Gen X and Gen Y childhoods, including Greenday, Blink 182, Alanis Morrisette, Spice Girls, and NSYNC. And they certainly won’t ignore the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, with Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Madonna and Whitney Houston on the playlist. Be prepared to dance the night away!