The Beantown Swing Orchestra will perform its big band music with help from an American Idol finalist on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.
The concert will feature the 18-piece orchestra from Boston and season 3 American Idol finalist John Stevens as vocalist.
Professional dance instructors will give a swing dance lesson at 6 p.m.
The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached.
Admission is at the gate only. The cost is $30 per car, or $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a six-person-per-car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5.
If necessary, weather cancellations will be announced by 3 p.m. the day of the concert.
For more information, visit thetrustees.org or call 978-356-4351.