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October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
On Saturday, October 1, the UMass Wind Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Westgate, and the UMass Symphony Band, conducted by Lindsay Bronnenkant, will perform on the Amherst Common as part of the second annual “Bandtoberfest” event sponsored by the Amherst Downtown Business Improvement District.
The family-friendly event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., and will feature performances of marches, polkas, and band favorites by the two ensembles. A rain date has been set for Sunday, October 2.
The first “Bandtoberfest,” which took place last year, brought over 500 people to the Common to enjoy celebrating the coming of fall. This year, the local vendors scheduled to be on hand include Artifact Cider and White Lion Brewing’s “Dandylion” Truck – concertgoers are also encouraged to support our local eateries and cafes by taking out for a picnic or by stocking up on the bounty of the harvest at the Amherst Farmers Market beforehand.