Corey Harris ’91 opens new Concerts on the Quad series
Enjoy three distinctly different approaches to that quintessential American music, the blues, as Bates College presents its new outdoor music series, Concerts on the Quad.
Concerts on the Quad performances take place at 6:30 on three summer Thursdays on Bates’ Historic Quad, at College Street and Campus Avenue. Admission to the series is free, and audience members are encouraged to bring picnics and chairs or blankets.
Taking the place of the college’s Midsummer Lakeside Concerts, the new series continues Bates’ long and popular tradition of presenting outdoor music for the whole family. For more information, please call 207-786-6400.
Here are the Concerts on the Quad performers:
- Corey Harris, a singer-songwriter featured in the Martin Scorsese blues documentary Feel Like Going Home, opens the series with a solo show on July 18.
- A Portland bluesman praised as a “guardian of lightning,” Samuel James offers a solo performance on Aug. 1.
- In her third visit to Bates, veteran blues, gospel and jazz singer Francine Reed performs with her band on Aug. 15.
Tags: blues, Corey Harris, Francine Reed, Samuel James.