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HOPKINTON – Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announced its summer season, with 21 free outdoor music concerts, three art exhibits, and three theatrical presentations in its Summer Arts Series.

The summer kicks-off with the Corbett Family Summer Concert featuring Hot Acoustics on Saturday, June 19.

Additional series performers throughout the summer include American Idol alum and Massachusetts native Ayla Brown with special guest Rob Bellamy, Texas blues man Willie J Laws, and country blues group Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers.

Concerts take place on Fridays and Saturdays and run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic and a blanket or chairs for their comfort. Food trucks and artisan vendors will be on-site at select concerts.

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All music concerts are free, but tickets are required and can be reserved online at Donations to the HCA are appreciated.

The Summer Arts Series will also present three theatrical events from Enter Stage Left Theater, including Firebringer, a new stone age musical, a children’s production of Willy Wonka Jr., and a night of one act plays in A Play, a Pint, and a Pie. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Guests to the HCA can also enjoy three free exhibits: Art in Bloom, on display now through June 24; All the World’s a Stage, an outdoor sculpture exhibit running from June 19 through September 30; and an exhibition of the work of Linda Hoffman & Ariel Matisse on display July 5 through August 27.

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The 2021 Summer Arts Series is generously sponsored in part by Phipps Insurance Agency and MAPFRE Insurance.

For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Director Katie Broach at

Summer Arts Series Event line-up:
June 19: Hot Acoustics (Classic Rock)
June 25: Willie J Laws (Texas Blues / R&B / Soul)
June 26: Nate Aronow Nextet (Jazz)
July 2: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers (Classic Rock / Blues)
July 3: Ken Willinger Quartet (Jazz)
July 9: Chris McDermott Band (International Jazz/Blues/Soul)
July 10: Michael Chasse Quartet (Jazz)

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July 16: Chris Fitz Band (Memphis Blues)
July 17: Stoney’s Wicked Din (Jazz)
July 23: Ayla Brown with special guest Rob Bellamy (Country)
July 24: MetroWest Jazz Project (Jazz)
July 30 Back Pages (Classic / Modern Rock)
July 31: Racky Thomas Band (Country / Blues / Boogie)

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August 6-7, 13-14: Firebringer, a new stone age musical (Theater)
August 20-21: Willy Wonka Jr. (Children’s Theater)
August 28: A Play, a Pint, and a Pie (One-Act Plays)
September 3: Neil & The Vipers (Rock / Blues / Rockabilly / Surf)
September 4: Drivin’ Blind (Rockin’ Blues)
September 10: Gary Backstrom (Rock / Jazz / R&B)
September 11: Bruce Marshall Group (Rock / Blues / Rockabilly / Surf)
September 17: Zach Innis & The Honeybees (Country Rock)
September 18: Dwayne Haggins (Country Blues / Soul)
September 24: Michelle “Evil Gal” Wilson (Jazz Plus)
September 25: Rumble Kats (Rockin Blues)

Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) celebrates 10 years in 2021. HCA is a non-profit community arts organization that works to create a place for people of all ages and abilities to study, enjoy, and participate in the visual and performing arts under one roof. HCA annually offers over 200 classes to more than 2,000 students. In 2015, the HCA opened its expanded arts center, with newly renovated classrooms, a 200-seat performance space, and gallery spaces. HCA proudly presents over 50 productions and exhibitions a year to audiences from all over Massachusetts that showcases talented local and national artists. To learn more, please visit

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