Thursday, July 13, 2023

Summer Concert: Chicken Slacks Funky Summer Dance ...

Chicken Slacks

About Summer Concert: Chicken Slacks Funky Summer Dance Party

Summer Picnic Concerts are back at Fruitlands Museum! Kicking off 2023 Thursday lineup is The Chicken Slacks.

Get ready to be “twistin’ the night away.” Dubbed “Boston’s Hardest Working Classic Soul, Funk, and R&B Band” by Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald, the Chicken Slacks are set to bring the horns and the heat for a Funky Summer Dance Party.

The band, known for their nearly 18-year residency at the famed Cantab Lounge in Central Square Cambridge, says Thursdays are “your official gateway to the weekend… a classic Soul, Funk, and R&B Dance Party.”

The band consist of 7-members and repertoire spans hits and uncovered gems from Classic Soul and R&B labels such as Motown of the late-50s to the early-70s. Other influences include STAX, Tamla, Atlantic, Volt, Capitol, Chess, Rounder, and Soul records to name just a few.

Concert begin at 7PM, Gates Open 6pm

This outdoor picnic concert is presented on the lawn on Fruitlands. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket. There is plenty of room on the concert lawn to spread out and get comfortable. Before the concert starts, enjoy a picnic on the lawn and visit the exhibitions on view in the Art Gallery which will be open from 6-7pm.

Pre-order meals will be available for advance purchase through the Hyve at the Fruitlands Cafe or purchase food through our onsite vendor during the event itself. A bar will also be available for wine and beer. Please note, outside alcohol is not permitted.

At our picnic concerts, dogs are welcome to join and must be kept on leash at all times.

Please purchase your tickets online in advance

Member $12 per person. Nonmember $20 per person. Children 12 and under Free.

Any questions? Contact Catherine Shortliffe at

This is an outdoor event. In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated directly to ticket holders via email.

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