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CityBlock Concert Series Finalizes Summer Lineup

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) announced that the lineup for the CityBlock Concert Series, presented by MassMutual Financial Group, has been finalized.

The Thursday-evening shows start with FAT on June 30 in Court Square. The shows then move to Stearns Square for the rest of the summer, and include Ricky Nelson Remembered (July 7), Forever Motown (July 14), the Machine performs Pink Floyd (July 21), Natalie Stovall and the Drive (July 28), Terry Sylvester (Aug. 4), Max Creek (Aug. 11), Blessid Union of Souls (Aug. 18), and the Shadowboxers (Aug. 25). All concerts are at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the national acts, the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) will once again sponsor a weekly opening act. These acts will be the finalists of ESE’s Masters of Music Competition, now in its second year. The overall winner of the competition will be awarded a gig at the Big E, a $1,000 cash prize, and a trip to Nashville for two band members. For more information on submitting an entry for a local band to perform, visit www.springfielddowntown.com/cityblock.

Every show is free to attend thanks to presenting sponsor MassMutual Financial Group, as well as additional partners, including Sheraton Springfield, Alekman & DiTusa, Bud Light, Shock Top, United Personnel, and the Eastern States Exposition. For more information and artist bios, visit www.springfielddowntown.com/cityblock.

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