Bicentennial Band strikes up summer series

The Lexington Bicentennial Band will kick off its series of free summer concerts in Hastings Park this week. The community ensemble, led by Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will perform every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. through Aug. 20. The band performs show tunes, marches, Dixieland, and classical arrangements, and concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, picnics, and bug spray. The concerts are held at the Levi Burnell Bandstand in the park at Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road.