14 piece band “Tredici Bacci” performs in Congress Square Park

tredicibacciIn their ongoing collaborative effort to revitalize Congress Square Park, the Friends of Congress Square Park and SPACE Gallery have launched a free summer concert series.

On Sunday afternoon, a fourteen piece band called Tredici Bacci put on an excellent show for the roughly 150 people in attendance (plus a few hundred more who stopped for a minute to listen before continuing on down Congress Street).

The sound quality on my camera phone does not do this band justice, also my dog insisted on a sniff and greet with another pooch mid-song which threw me off my camera work.

But you should listen to it anyways, because they are really good:

The show was coordinated by SPACE music programmer Peter McLaughlin and SPACE events manager Adam Stockman.

I spoke with lead guitarist Simon Hanes after the show, here’s what he had to say about performing in the park:

“It was a really cool venue to play in, the audience was really great. I’ve never played in a park like this before, I’d love the chance to do it again.”

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.