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Throughout the summer, music played every Wednesday night on the Capitol Square for free. Due to a hectic work schedule I was only able to attend one concert, but it was fabulous! We brought cheese curds, watermelon, wine and beer to snack on, which seemed very modest when comparing it to full picnic baskets (equivalent to Thanksgiving dinner) brought by the majority of people.
For a few hours we were able to escape from every day life with music from Grammy-nominated Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre. It seemed only a small amount of people were able to actually see the stage, but I was pleasantly surprised that to hear music from projected through speakers, allowing visitors to sit on any side of the Captiol.
Aside from listening to great music every week, Concerts on the Square is the ultimate event for people watching. I have never seen so many cute dancing babies and puppies in one place. Being at the concert was such a refreshing break from our busy schedules, and it was great to see everyone else having a good time with friends and dancing to the music.
If you missed out on this year’s Concerts on the Square series but are still looking for some fun free music, check out the Jazz at Five concert series, held at 100 State St. (where State meets the Square) Wednesdays at 5 p.m.