Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 2, 2012

Beantown Swing Orchestra, American Idol finalist to perform

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 or call 978-356-4351.

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