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Summer concert series at Iron Works concludes, but there is one more concert scheduled for later this month

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By Laura Eisener


The last two concerts finished out the summer at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. Headlands, a band from Rockport, Mass., which formed in 2017, performed at the Iron Works on August 23. The final concert – rescheduled to Thursday, August 31, because of weather – was the Memorylaners, who are favorites among the concertgoers and played here last summer as well. The collaboration between the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Iron Works and the Saugus Cultural Council was greatly appreciated by almost 200 people each Wednesday.

But wait, there’s more! Later this month there will be a concert at the Iron Works as part of Trails and Sails. Not connected with the library’s summer concert series, this one will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 4-5:30, and features traditional sea shanties (sometimes spelled chanties) by the Fo’c’sle Four. This band performed recently at Salem’s Merry-Time Festival in August.

Trails and Sails is a series of free special events held between Friday, September 15 and Sunday, September 24, sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Area in collaboration with four local banks to highlight the natural and cultural heritage of Essex County, Massachusetts. Saugus has six events, all at Saugus Iron Works. A printed booklet of events all over Essex County is now available at the Iron Works Visitors’ Center, which is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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