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Arts in the Park: Tom Nutile Big Band
The Tom Nutile Big Band, a 15-piece ensemble, one of the region’s best-known swing bands, will open the Needham Arts in the Parks Concert Series as they have for more than 30 years.
The band swings like nobody’s business and also plays modern arrangements from the books of Maynard Ferguson and Charles Mingus big bands.
Enjoy an evening to remember with music from the Big Band Era of the 1930s through the 1950s as well as the swing dance and jump music of the present day.
Organized by the Needham Park and Recreation Department, the annual Arts in the Parks concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Park gazebo, located at the corner of Rosemary Street and Highland Avenue across from the Needham Free Public Library. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved indoors to the Needham High School auditorium, just up the hill.
All concerts are free and open to the community.
More About Memorial Park
With stately Needham High School perched atop the hill beside it, Memorial Park offers a plethora of activities for those who visit. The recently renovated park often finds athletes utilizing the two baseball diamonds, as well as the multiuse synthetic field, all of which are lit up at night. During warmer months, live music is played at the park's gazebo.
As its name implies, Memorial Park also pays tribute to veterans through a granite monument, plaques and American flags. As one inscription reads, the park is dedicated to the "men and women of Needham who served the armed forces of our great country in all wars."