SUMMER FUN SERIES 2016
The SUMMER FUN SERIES returns to The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merriamack College this August 3 through 17, with three great evenings of music and an afternoon of hilarious theatre.
As Duke Ellington once said: “There are two kinds of music - good music and the other kind!” Well, we are happy to offer you some really good music this summer! First up on August 3 at 7:00 p.m., guitarist GERRY JOHNSTON returns to the Rogers Center. “Combining my love of classical and jazz, along with an eclectic interest in various styles of music,” Johnston says, “I have made a particular specialty of performing selections from “The American Songbook” on classical guitar.” On the following two Wednesday nights, we play host to Andover favorites The JAZZ DISCIPLES (August 10 at 7:00 p.m.) as they rock the house with swing, big band, gospel and popular styles. The concerts wrap up with some perfectly blended harmonies, brought to us by the female vocal/instrumental trio The LADLES (August 17 @ 7:00 pm) Part of their East Coast Summer Tour promoting their new CD, The Ladles pull from swing, old-time, folk, neo-soul and choral music to create a jaw droppingly great sound all their own.
And for theater lovers, Striving Artists Theatre Co. presents a 1920’s treatment of William Shakespeare’s The COMEDY of ERRORS. Laugh like crazy as two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, wind up in the same city at the same time! (August 6 at 4:00 pm)
All events are FREE and open to the public. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and a snack so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a culture break (or four) this summer!
In the case of inclement weather, all events will be moved into the Arts Center.