Four overlapping photographs in varying shades of purples, magentas, and blues, treated with finish that recalls brushstrokes. One image shows a man playing the saxophone, one man wears a baseball cap and plays guitar, one plays drums, and another plays guitar.
Summer Concert Series: The Sidewinders
BCA Patio, City Hall Park


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The Sidewinders (aka Bessette Quartet) was formed in 2012 as an eclectic experiment combining the guitar of bluegrass virtuoso Doug Perkins with the lyrical jazz sax of Eric Bessette. The rhythm section is comprised of the solid and spicy drums of Nick Aloi with the "mighty bass" legend Andy Smith. Together, they mix grooving jazz, and funk with more than a few surprises. 


A staple of City Hall Park in the summertime, this series brings 24 free lunchtime concerts with a broad lineup of locally renowned acts to the park.

2022 City Hall Park programming is underwritten by the Pomerleau Family Foundation and The WaterWheel Foundation. The Summer Concert Series is presented by VSECU and MVP Health Care with support from Dubois & King, City Market, Onion River Co-op, and Shrubbly.

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