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The Mayor’s Concert
June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We will present annual The Mayor’s Concert for the first time since 2019! This year’s event will take place in the newly renovated City Center at Slack Plaza and will feature Boston based blues band GA-20, Aristotle Jones, and the Carpenter Ants featuring Laura Nadeau!
Also for the first time ever, this year’s concert will be free and outside, welcoming the public to enjoy an evening of live music at the new City Center.
Open to the public
Bite Mi (Asian Street Food)
Baskin Robbins (Ice Cream)
GA-20 is a high-energy electric blues trio made up of guitarist Matt Stubbs, guitarist/vocalist PatFaherty, and drummer Tim Carman–know this well. Since first forming in 2018, GA-20 has drawn inspiration fortheir primal, original music from late 1950s/early 1960s blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. They use rare and vintage gear (including at times the famed Gibson GA-20 amplifier for which the band is named), creating powerfully raw, driving music that is at once traditional and refreshingly modern.
The band’s dynamic self-penned songs sound and feel as fresh and real as the old blues they love and perform, including songs by Otis Rush, J.B. Lenoir, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells and especially their favorite, Hound Dog Taylor. According to Stubbs, “Not enough people know just how cool Hound Dog Taylor was.”
Known as the Appalachian Soul Man, West Virginia native, Aristotle Jones is a modern mix of timeless styles drawing influences from artists such as Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton.
In 2021 Aristotle released four singles on Go 1st Records, where he blended several traditional styles with cool modern vibes. “Ready”, “Too Cool”, “Get What You Give” and “Count on Me” were the follow ups to his powerful social justice anthem “The Talk” which was featured on the Go 1st records Mixtape Vol. 1.