Music in the Parks returns for 2023!

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Celebrate summer in Cambridge in musical style as Music in the Parks makes a welcome return from July. The programme of free Sunday afternoon concerts is open to all and will take place on beautiful green open spaces throughout the whole of the city.

Organised by Cambridge City Council, the music events are generously sponsored once again by lead sponsor Graduate Cambridge Hotel continuing last summer’s successful partnership, with support also this year from supporting sponsors, Cambridge BID, Cambridge Water and High Sheriff’s Fund via Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, Music in the Parks is a highlight in the city’s summer calendar, with people enjoying the opportunity to get together in their local parks and recreation grounds while relaxing and listening to live afternoon music in the company of friends and family!

Featuring more concerts than ever, Music in the Parks promises to be extra special this summer, with eight music events taking place on various Sundays from July 9 through to September 17. From the infectious and irresistible ska dance rhythms of Cambridge’s massively popular Big 10, sophisticated funk and pop, mesmerising multi-voiced choral creations, and the warm strains of brass on a summery breeze…these will be essential weekly dates in the diary, easy-going outdoor Sunday afternoons of music and all for free!

Welcoming the forthcoming summer concerts, Chris Douglas, General Manager, Graduate Cambridge: “Graduate Cambridge is delighted to be sponsoring Music in the Parks for the second year running. We are really looking forward to hosting a concert again in our beautiful riverside garden setting; this time 4Villages Orchestra, a 40-piece group specialising in favourite themes from film and TV, will put on a great afternoon performance!”

Music in the Parks:

9 July – Coleridge Recreation Ground – Royston Town Band

16 July – Jesus Green – Big 10 + DisFunktional

6 August - King George V Playing Field - Haverhill Youth and Community Band  

13 August - Jesus Green - Rajasthani Brass Band plus Dance and Poetry

20 August - St Albans Recreation Ground – Vocal Remix Choir plus support            

3 September - Nightingale Recreation Ground - Somersham Town Band          

10 September - Cherry Hinton Hall - Soham Comrades Band  

17 September - Graduate Cambridge Hotel - 4 Villages Orchestra in association with Graduate Cambridge

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