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City of Springfield Forest Park Concert Series Returns

Springfield, MA – The Forest Park Amphitheater will soon be alive again with the sound of music. The Springfield Park Department will host the Forest Park Concert Series beginning on Thursday August 19th at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The outdoor concerts, all scheduled for 6:30 p.m., are open to the public and free of charge.


Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “I am thrilled to have our beloved concerts returning to Forest Park. This year’s lineup will bring a lot of enjoyment to family and friends and the Concert Series is an example of the city programs that enhance our quality of life. It is my goal to increase arts and performances in park programming and I look forward to enjoying this year’s talented line-up!”


Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan added, “The Park Department is proud to have concerts back at the Forest Park Amphitheater. I want to recognize the Concert Committee for their dedicated efforts.  They have compiled a terrific lineup for 2021. I would also like to thank the Barney Trustees, as it is through their efforts in the management of the Barney Estate that we have the resources to book these great shows.  We encourage everyone to pack a picnic supper and enjoy the music in a beautiful setting.”


The schedule of concerts is as follows, all on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.:


Date: Artist: Genre:
August 19th Dee Reilly Country and Patriotic Music
August 26th Trailer Trash


Modern Country Music
September 2nd Ethel Lee Ensemble


Jazz, Standards, and Blues
September 9th Floyd Patterson Motown and Contemporary







Attendees may enter Forest Park through the Sumner Avenue or Route 5 entrances for free after 5:30 p.m. on the nights of concerts. For complete details, please visit the Park Department website at or call 787-6435.