Better Together Community Board

Welcome to our new community board called “Better Together.” While it may not necessarily center around elder law and estate planning, it focuses on other good deeds and charitable events that are happening in our communities. If you want to submit a community event, please send it to us at We hope you like what you see!

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— Mayor Mitchell Announces 2023 Summer Sound Series —

The Summer Sound Series presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell returns June 9 through September 15, offering a free concert every other Friday. Alternating between lower Union Street and Purchase Street, these block party events feature high-energy danceable varieties of musical genres and participation from local restaurants and organizations.

The Summer Sound Series will be in the heart of it all, with streets blocked off for the Friday concerts from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Concertgoers can purchase a beverage from participating establishments and experience great live music in a fun, festive atmosphere.

This summer’s lineup features an eclectic mix of artists.

“Last year’s concert series was such a hit among residents and visitors alike. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this free community event back this year thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including our lead sponsor, WPRI-12,” said Ashley Payne, the City’s Director of Tourism and Marketing. “This year we’re bringing even more to the party with live art, giveaways, and more.”

Here’s the schedule:

September 15: East Coast Soul

UNION STREET (between N. Water St. and Route 18):

August 4: Mo Bounce

September 1: Kabu Jazz Ensemble ft. Candida Rose

Lead Sponsor: WPRI-12

Confirmed Sponsorship: Moby Dick Brewing Co., Vibra Hospital, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Vineyard Wind

Participating Restaurants:

PURCHASE STREET: DNB Burgers, the Pour Farm Tavern, the Vault Music Hal & Pub, No Problemo

UNION STREET: PLAY Arcade, Rose Alley Ale House, Moby Dick Brewing Co., Union Flats Seafood, Whaler’s Tavern, Cultivator Shoals

All concerts are weather permitting. Learn more at:

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