LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Summer Outdoor Concert Series includes free public concerts Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at Laconia's Rotary Park bandstand. This year local landcare contractor Belknap Landscape Company (BLC) will be sponsoring two concerts within the seven-concert series. On June 19 the Michael Vincent Band plays the blues followed acoustic rock band Acoustisaurus on July 24.
Rotary Park is a riverfront public park funded by the Laconia Rotary and built by BLC's Hayden McLaughlin back in the 1990's. Attendees will enjoy views of another BLC-built park across the Winnipesaukee River – those of Stewart Park. Belknap Landscape Company rejuvenated Stewart Park in 2011 including the River Walk Extension which passes through it.
Michael Vincent Band member Danny Mack, who plays bass and offers incredible vocals, is part of the McLaughlin family, a graduate of Gilford High School. BLC marketindg director Dale Squires noted "Those who enjoy Johnny Winter, Cream, Eric Clapton or Savoy Brown, for example, will love the Michael Vincent Band's soothing harmonies and incredibly tight rhythm section.'' The other Michael Vincent Band members are Michael Vincent on guitar and vocals and Dan Hewitt on the Drums.
The next BLC-sponsored concert is at 6:30 PM on July 24th with Acoustisaurus, an acoustic rock band. BLC Human Resource Manager Glenn Moir plays bass, guitar and vocals for Acoustisaurus. Other Acoustisaurus Band members include Michelle Tilton, vocals, Herb Cameron on guitars, banjo and vocals, Ron Huizen on the drums and other percussion instruments and Rob Orfant who plays guitars, the mandolin and the flute.