Plenty of music, games at family-friendly Lawn on D
With another slate of live music and family games on tap, the summer good times continue this weekend at the Lawn on D.
The Lawn will be closed all day this Saturday. However the weekend starts up early with another Bonus Thursday, featuring the music of Adam Lufkin. A locally based singer/guitarist who’s released nine albums (five of them recorded live) and taken his music nationwide, Lufkin does smooth pop-soul with touches of rap. He’s opened shows for big names such as Dave Matthews and Wilco, and if you’re old enough to have an alcoholic beverage, his song “Top Shelf” (a free download on his website) is a feel-good hit for the summer. Lufkin plays in the evening starting around 7 p.m., with the Lawn open for food and games during the afternoon.
Berklee continues its lunchtime series of concerts tomorrow, with the band SHAH doing this week’s honors. Frontman Brandon Shah was a contestant on Simon Cowell’s TV talent show “The X-Factor USA” in 2012, and came to Berklee afterward to polish his songwriting. Last year he released an EP, “Young Love,” with five emotive pop songs written in his Allston apartment. Shah used a full string section on most of the tracks, and each song was accompanied on his website by visuals from a different local artist. The thematic EP traces his recovery from the end of one relationship to the beginnings of another.
Wrapping up the weekend’s music is the band Closing Time, which has been a popular attraction through the summer. Perhaps the only wedding/function band capable of doing current Beyonce hits back-to-back with vintage KISS and Cheap Trick, it will be working a double shift this weekend, playing from 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow and returning to rock from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Once again, the Herald will be in the house with Boston Herald Radio broadcasting live all day tomorrow. And the summer-long cornhole tournament continues to heat up — the rounds begin at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and continue till the last team has been eliminated.
And if you haven’t yet paid a visit to the Lawn’s glow-in-the-dark swings, don’t miss out on one of Boston’s most colorful family-fun attractions.