Willie Alexander and the Raztones in Free Concert, Friday, August 5, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, Gloucester, MA
From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.
This is concert five in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. The family-friendly concert begins at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.)
The Angel Opioid Program (P.A.A.R.I.) is the nationally acclaimed program started in Gloucester by Chief of Police Leonard Campanello. Donations to this innovative and courageous program to help combat the epidemic of drug addiction will be gratefully accepted during the concert.