QUINCY — With the Blues returning to the District at Washington Park on Friday night, State Street Theater has partnered with the District to continue playing music after gazebo dark with the new After Blues Fridays.
The State Street Theater has been refurbished and reopened as part of the Calftown Corners development. During the months of June and July, the Theater offers live music every Friday evening. State Street Theater manager Brian Stitt said in a statement that he hopes the theater’s proximity to Washington Park will draw crowds from Blues events to keep the night going.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer another evening option for Quincy residents and to partner with the District to make it available.” Stitt said. “Just a ten minute walk from the park to the theater, we hope Blues goers will join us for high quality cocktails and eclectic live music.”
District economic development manager Emily Lombardi said the organization is pleased to be working with a fixture in the district’s landscape as it relaunch.
“We believe this will add a welcome element to our Quincy Blues tradition, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary,” she added.
Blues in the District is a series of free concerts throughout the summer, with bands performing in Washington Park on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Summer 25 begins Friday night with Amanda Fish.
Originally opened in 1938 as a state-of-the-art movie theater, the State Street Theater has evolved over the years into a versatile event space suitable for concerts, movies, weddings or other private events. The Summer Friday series will feature a variety of entertainment, including laid-back live music and open-mic nights. Friday’s first After Blues event will feature local musician Joey Constantine.