Springfield’s CityBlock Concert Series 2015 Performances Lineup

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Every Thursday this summer, starting July 2nd, national touring musicians will be playing in Stearns Square for the CityBlock Concert Series.

What is Springfield’s CityBlock Concert Series? Click Here to learn more >>

Musicians vary from blues to classic rock, zydeco, and some 80s glam. Below is a list of who you can expect to be playing during the summer concerts:

Click here for photos of the July 2nd Concert Series featuring Jane Monheit


July 2nd: Jane Monheit

  • Genre: Modern Jazz
  • Worked With: Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins


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Click here for photos of the July 9th Concert Series featuring Jon Butcher Axis


July 9th: Jon Butcher Axis

  • Genres: Rock, Blues
    • Worked With: KISS and J. Geils


Click here for photos of the July 16th Concert Series featuring the Willie Nile Band


July 16th: Willie Nile

  • Genres: Folk, Alternative, Rock
  • Worked With: U2, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who


Click here for photos of the July 23rd Concert Series featuring Tom Keifer from Cinderella.


July 23rd: Cinderella’s Tom Keifer

  • Genres: Blues Rock, Rock, Metal
  • Member of Cinderella, discovered by Bon Jovi


Click here for photos of the July 30th Concert Series featuring Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers.


July 30th: Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

  • Genre: Zydeco
  • Son of Rockin’ Dopsie Sr., a well known accordion player in Europe and the U.S.


August 6th: Denny Laine of Wings and The Swinging Steaks

  • Genre: Blues Rock, Rock, Jazz
  • Member of Wings, worked with Paul McCartney
  • The Swinging Steaks will join with Laine to perform “Band on the Run” along with other Wings’ songs
Click here for photos of the August 13th Concert Series featuring Marcia Ball.

August 13th: Marcia Ball

  • Genre: Rhythm and Blues, Jazz
  • Her CD, Presumed Innocent, took home the 2002 Blues Music Award for Blues Album Of The Year



August 20th: Dana Fuchs Band

  • Genre: Classic Rock, Blues Rock
  • Famous for her performance in the 2007 film “Across the Universe” as the role of Sadie

August 27th: FAT (Held at Court Square across from City Hall and MassMutual Center)

  • Genre: Rock
  • After disbanding in 1985, FAT re-formed in the mid 90s to do reunion concerts

More information can be found here on Springfield BID’s website.

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