The bluegrass group American Folk performs during the B-Town Sounds summer concert series in 2017 in Burlington’s Echo Park. The 2020 series opens Thursday, June 9, with a performance by Blues Disciples. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Concertgoers will also have a chance to review park plans

Area residents will have the chance Thursday to kickoff the 10th season of the B-Town Sounds concert series and offer their input on proposed plans for the future of Echo Park and the Echo Lake dam.

B-Town Sounds opens with a performance by Blues Disciples. The series continues every other Thursday Through Aug. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Veterans Memorial Park.

Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and their own food and drink, however, food and beverages will also be sold during the concerts.

The lineup for 2022 includes:

  • June 9: Blues Disciples
  • June 23: Twang Dragons
  • July 7: Hungry Williams
  • July 21: Weird Science
  • Aug. 4: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
  • Aug. 18: Arm Chair Boogie

In addition to the music on Thursday, people will have a chance to review plans developed by the Echo Lake Master Plan Steering Committee.

The plan presents ideas for upgrading the park under both options being considered by the city – removal of the Echo Lake dam to drain the lake or modification of the dam to retain the lake.

This is the third in a series of community workshops during which members of the Echo Lake Master Plan Steering Committee sought input from the public.