Get some greenery with your live music. In this week’s cover story, Michael Witthaus talks to a few of the artists who play these outdoor gigs and some of the challenges they encounter. Then we offer a list of some of the places you can find some summer concerts.
Also on the cover Find ribs and food trucks this weekend in Merrimack at the Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival (page 22). And if you want to get a jump on next weekend’s food fests, check out the story (page 24) on the New England Hot Sauce Festival in Hampton. And after all the live music talk if you’re looking for even more area performances by bands and solo artists, see our Music This Week listing, which starts on page 31.