The city of New Bedford and Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that they will be holding free concerts on the State Pier starting on July 12. 

In a press release from the Mayor's office, they say:

Summer Sound Series will consist of seven waterfront concerts. The first concert of the series will be this Friday, July 12th from 6pm to 8pm. Remaining concert dates include: July 19th, July 26th, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd, and August 30th.

Mayor Mitchell said the transformation of Route 18 into JFK Boulevard has reconnected the city’s vibrant downtown with its waterfront.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is inviting everyone to come down to the waterfront and enjoy the free music. It will be a nice way to end the work week.


  • July 12 - Jeff Gobush & Thom Hiller
  • July 19 - Joaquin Santos & band
  • July 26 - Ritmo Masacote
  • August 9 - Craig DeMelo The Whiskey Poet & Band
  • August 16 - Living On A Bad Name
  • August 23 - Jammin: A Tribute To Bob Marley
  • August 30 - The J.Kelley Band