Cape Cod is an incredible summer vacation paradise in Massachusetts. But when summer ends there are few places that close up as fast after Labor Day as does Cape Cod. Labor Day weekend in many Cape Cod communities becomes something of a farewell weekend. Retailers and the local chambers of commerce do what they can to extract the last tourist trade but in true Cape Cod style they also look for ways to say thank you and see you next summer to the departing throngs. Labor Day concerts on Cape Cod are part of that tradition.
Pops Goes the Summer 2007 The Town of Falmouth, one of the first communities over the bridge, is a large Cape Cod tourist town. With its numerous beaches, great shopping and excellent location, Falmouth draws a considerable contingent of summer tourists. This faithful group of visitors will have a chance to enjoy summer music on the Cape one last time before the season ends on during Labor Day weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Falmouth Five Cent Savings Bank will provide the 6th annual “Pops Goes the Summer ” concert beginning at 6 p.m.
For the occasion the audience can make its own selection of possible seating arrangement. Most expensive seating is found at the large round tables that accommodate 10 people and are being offered at $450 a table. These seats offer premier viewing and listening and are clearly among the best seats available.
For those not so lavishly inclined there is a second tier of seats labeled the Garden Seats which will cost viewers $20 per ticket.. These seats are slightly less well situated but still provide listeners with the option to purchase wine, beer and soft drinks during the evenings performance. Finally for those who simply want to enjoy being outdoors and listening to good music and who don’t mind bringing their own seating with them in the form of lawn chairs or blankets, there is the “lawn section”. This visitors can access free of charge and are welcomed to bring their own picnic meal
This final summer concert will be presented at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth.
Brewster Band Summer Concert. If you have followed the free summer band concerts throughout the season then you may already be familiar with this Brewster series. Like many other communities Brewster will be ringing out the season with its final free summer band concert and welcomes one and all to join in the fun The Labor Day Weekend concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2 beginning at 6 p.m.
The site for the Brewster Concert is Drummer Boy Park at 773 Main St. Brewster. Guests should bring along their own blanket or lawn chairs and of course whatever picnic refreshment they desire. The view and the music are absolutely free , for one last time in the 2007 season.
Beautiful Downtown Chatham If there is one town on Cape Cod better known than any other for its summer music, it has to be Chatham,MA Here on Friday evenings throughout the summer music is king, and it has been that way since the early 1940’s. In Boston, on the fourth of July music fans start staking out a claim to lawn seats on the Esplanade early in the morning of the performance day . You’ll be surprised to see that the same tradition prevails in downtown Chatham at the locally well known Whit Tileston Band Stand in Kate Gould Park. Certainly the scale of the performance is much smaller but the devotion of the crowd is comparable.
If you are looking for the perfect musical event to close out your summer and provide you with the kind of memories that will lure you back again next year, this Labor Day weekend Concert on Cape Cod, MA deserves your consideration. This is not your typically concert on the green event. Noticeably the crowd is larger and tends to number in the thousands rather than the hundreds. Lots of traditional bandstand music is played but there is also music for children and adult to turn into dance music . The Chatham Concert always features a community singalong and what better way to draw the summer to a close then to sing in community with others who have shared the same vacation experience. The Chatham band concert will be held on Friday, August 31 at 8 p.m. getting Labor Day Weekend off to a harmonious beginning.
An Early Jump on Labor Day. Are you leaving the Cape early but don’t want to miss out on great musical sendoff? The Town of Orleans Chamber of Commerce must have had you in mind when they planned their annual “Pops in the Park “concert for Saturday August 25th, 2007. The Concert is in its 18th year and seems to attract greater crowds and more enthusiasm on the Outer Cape each year.
This year’s concert will once again feature the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and they will be under the direction of Maestro Royston Nash. The “Pops in the Park” presentation is surely reminiscent of the summer concert series held by the Boston Symphony Orchestra each summer at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA Good music , under open skies, with a variety of seating possibilities.
The concert is staged at Eldredge Park in Orleans which for customer convenience opens its fields for blanket and chair placement at 10 a.m. The gate for ticket purchase for those without advanced tickets opens at 5 p.m. with the concert set to begin at 7 p.m. The “Pops in the Park” has become an important scholarship fund raiser with proceeds going to the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund for students of Nauset Regional High School. Those wishing table seats should expect to pay $55 and up. Chair seats are set at $30 and field admission will cost you $20. If you want to enjoy that last summer concert and you are leaving the Cape before the Labor Day Weekend, don’t be shut out. You will find a great musical experience at Eldredge Park on Sept 25 with a rain date of Sept 26.
Music always stokes emotion. When you are preparing to leave Cape Cod at the end of the summer, whether on Labor Day weekend or slightly before, tuck your happy memories away and give your spirit a lift by attending one of these Labor Day Concerts on Cape Cod.