If your summer plans include a staycation, there is plenty to do in Brighton this summer. Every summer during July and August, the Brighton Recreation Department holds a summer concert series in Buckland Park. The free weekly concerts are sponsored by local businesses, including Wegmans, Trilogy, Panache, Friendly Senior Living, Children’s Center of Brighton, St. John’s, ESL Federal Credit Union and the Legacy. The concerts feature a wide variety of music that people of all ages will love. The concerts are Tuesday evenings, and they start each week at 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion at Buckland Park. All shows are handicapped-accessible, and restrooms and concessions are available.
The concert series kicked off with the Brighton Symphony Orchestra on July 11. On July 18, Noble Vibes will return with their reggae sounds that will bring a laid back Jamaican vibe to Brighton. On July 25, Alyssa Trahan returns to the concert series playing modern country and familiar pop sounds. On Aug. 1, The Swooners make their Buckland Park debut, presented by the Legacy, playing jazz and pop vocal favorites. Aug. 8 will feature the Amy Montrois Trio returning to Brighton, playing popular and alternative music. The Summer Series will end Aug. 15 with the return of Mr. Mustard, a popular Beatles Tribute Band. If you swooned over John and Paul or laughed at goofy Ringo, this is the show for you. Parking is available in the main Buckland Park parking lot, but please do not park along the driveway from Westfall Road to the parking lot. In the event of rain, please check on the town’s webpage or our social media Twitter and Facebook pages to see if the concert scheduled for that evening has been canceled.
Also in August, the Brighton Police Department will hold its annual summer open house Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Police Department in Brighton Town Hall. The open house is an opportunity for children and adults to learn more about the police department and what we all can do to make our community safer. Residents will have an opportunity to meet members of the Brighton Police Department and other police agencies and learn about the techniques the BPD uses, as well as tips that you can use to keep your home and family safe, particularly during the summer months. Kids of all ages can view police vehicles and equipment. Refreshments will be available, and the open house will take place rain or shine.
Don’t forget that the pool at Brighton Town Hall is also open for families throughout the summer, until Friday, Aug. 18, from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $3 for residents and $6 for nonresidents, and season passes are still available.