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Summer Concert Series invites ‘Southward Train’ to Marlborough

Union Common was a regional music destination July 15 as the country music band Southbound Train brought almost 60 fans from across Central Massachusetts to town.

That group joined a solid crowd of local music fans, who accumulate for weekly performances in the continuous Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.

“What better way to end this beautiful day than with a country concert,” the Marlborough Recreation Department wrote in a Facebook post promoting the event.

This show denoted the fifth week of the current year’s Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. Recent rainy weather had growled a handful of previously planned concerts, yet there was no rain in sight as Southbound Train took the stage.

A seven piece band, the group offered concert attendees a mix of old and new country music, sprinkling in rock and roll songs over the course of their two hour set.

Long-term fan and Natick inhabitant Kathy Lee was one of those concert attendees.

She found out about the presentation early. Having seen Southbound Train act in the past at the beloved SKYBOKX bar and music venue in her hometown, she took to Facebook to get the news out about their Marlborough gig, she told the Community Advocate. Expecting a handful of responses, Lee said she was blown away by the around 60 people who appeared.

A handful of those fans spent a large portion of Southbound Train’s show dancing all around and hitting the dance floor with each other close to the concert stage.

“I love this band,” Lee said.

The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series will proceed through August 12, with impending performances by Flash Back, the Reminisants and Dom V and the Swing Out Band.


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