Tampere Summer Park Concert Series returns
Summer in Tampere is once again full of music and dance - the Park Concerts organised by Cultural Affairs spread around the city. The concerts continue throughout the summer, including nearly 200 free concerts and dance performances around Tampere. The artists of the Park Concerts are all local and, as usual, there is a wide range of events available. The musical selection ranges from classical to punk, and the dance performances include wheelchair dancing as well as Bollywood moves.
The busiest performance spot of the Park Concerts is the Laikunlava stage, which hosts events every week from Monday to Thursday. Mondays are reserved for choirs, bands and orchestras take turns on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and dance performances are organised on Thursdays. If you would like to participate yourself instead of just listening and watching, you can participate in singalong events organised by the Finnish Amateur Musicians’ Association Sulasol after choir performances, or get your groove on in the park salsa sessions organised after dance performances by Tampereen Salsa ry Azúcar.
A new feature in this year’s Park Concerts are the Saturday events organised in Näsinpuisto park in cooperation with Museo Milavida. A guided tour will be organised for the King of Finland exhibition before the concert on laululava stage, offering information on the monarchy project in Finland and the preparations to turn Finland into a kingdom. After the concerts, you can join a walking tour under the title In the Palace Park, providing a view of the Näsinkallio hill. The tours are included in the museum entrance fee, but if you only want to join in on the concerts and dancing on laululava, you can do so free of charge.
One possible Saturday activity is visiting the arboretum in hatanpää. The arboretum offers events ranging from classical music to pop, all well-suited for the calming atmosphere of the rose garden. Other weekly events are available at the Haihara Art Centre and the Tallipiha Stable Yards on Wednesdays and at the Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing on Sundays. In addition, concerts will be organised in the Osmonpuisto park and community gardens. Bands will also be playing in front of youth centre Kupoli in Hervanta on Wednesdays in June. The Park Concert spirit will also be spread to various service centres over the summer, bringing the joy of music directly to an even wider audience.
Read the summer programme: