We missed out on so many enjoyable summer activities in the Southern Tier because of the coronavirus pandemic. It's refreshing to see so many things returning this year. One of the things that I missed last year was the "Broome Bands Together Summer Concert Series" at Otsiningo Park.

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It's a free concert that everyone in your family can enjoy. It happens every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. through August 17th. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, get ready to dance in the grass, and enjoy one of your favorite local bands.

Forget to pack something to eat? No problem as limited snacks is available from their concession stand including ice cream from Here's the Twist. You can also quench your thirst from the Beer Tree Brew Co.

Tonight, July 13th, the Yada Yadas are scheduled to perform but if the weather doesn't hold, it'll be rescheduled for August 24th,

The event is free but you are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for CHOW. This is a way to enjoy a variety of music genres by our local favorites while helping the community that we live in.

Broome Bands Together Summer Concert Series Schedule

Tuesday, July 13th         The Yada Yadas

Tuesday, July 20th         Jason Wicks

Tuesday, July 27th         Dirt Farm

Tuesday, August 3rd      The Shambles

Tuesday, August 10th    Wheelhouse

Tuesday, August 17th    Wreckless Marci

Rain dates: August 24th and August 31st.

To keep up to date with all the latest developments, go here.

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