Endless summer: No limits this season in Dartmouth

May 18, 2021

Get ready for Wednesday evening music and full beaches.

The summer concert series is officially fully back on at Apponagansett Park, and beach capacity limitations will be lifted this season, according to officials at a May 18 Parks Board meeting.

Parks and Recreation Director Tim Lancaster said that with Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to lift all remaining Covid-19 restrictions later this month, things will “run at 100%” this summer.

Beginning May 29, the state will no longer have any capacity limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Baker also plans to end the state of emergency on June 15.

“By the time we open, everything’s ended,” Lancaster said.

This year’s series is set to kick off on June 16  — with the ska group the NB Rude Boys performing the first night, with shows continuing every Wednesday in the summer until Aug. 25.

Musical acts for this year will include those scheduled to perform at the park in 2020, with a few changes based on band availability. The full schedule is available on the town’s website.

Tickets are $5 per person at the gate, $4 per person in advance, and $30 per person for a season pass.

Season passes will go on sale Monday, May 24 at the Parks and Recreation office located on the lower level of the Town Hall, Room 108.

Lancaster noted that with restrictions easing up Dartmouth’s beaches will also be able to run at full capacity and that seasonal renters will now become eligible to get their beach stickers.

Stickers have been on sale since May 20 and are available at the Parks office.