Live Shows Return to Downtown Springfield Beginning Friday, June 4

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (May 24, 2021) – Summer in New England will heat up further when live music returns to MGM Springfield with the new Free Music Fridays Concert Series. Every Friday June 4 – September 3, some of the area’s most popular rock bands will perform on The Plaza at MGM Springfield starting at 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

Kicking off the 2021 series is legendary local band FAT featuring Peter Newland. Additional local favorites such as Trailer Trash, Darik and the Funbags and Michelle Brooks-Thompson, among others, are scheduled to perform throughout the summer.

“MGM Springfield is known for its diverse outdoor programming with a focus on entertaining guests and bringing the community together,” said Chris Kelley, MGM Springfield’s President & COO. “We look forward to welcoming guests, as well as members of the Springfield community every weekend this summer with an evening of music and fun. The revitalization of the downtown community continues to be a priority for our team, and we can’t wait to host guests on The Plaza for the first time in more than a year.”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “I am very happy to see the return of live music with Free Music Fridays at our world-renowned MGM Springfield. As we continue with the transitioning of a phased reopening of our city and the Commonwealth, it is exciting to see that MGM Springfield is bringing back this vibrant and festive event of live music to downtown Springfield. I want to thank MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley and his leadership team for their continued commitment and investment in our city and I am looking forward to celebrating the return of these musical events once again.”      

Chris Russell, Executive Director of the Springfield BID, added, “I am so proud of our community, and the efforts we’ve all taken to get to this point. As we continue along this positive path, we’re very excited to see people return to doing the things they love in downtown Springfield. Thank you, MGM Springfield, for bringing concerts back to the city.”

The Plaza Bar will reopen for Free Music Fridays, offering summer cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, among many other options. Guests also can enjoy MGM Springfield’s diverse food and beverage offerings before or after the concerts with options including The Chandler Steakhouse, Tap Sports Bar and Southend Market venues including Bill’s Diner, Jack’s Lobster Shack, Wicked Noodle and Hearth Grill.

For additional details on the Free Music Fridays Concert Series, including lineup updates, visit

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. The largest lodging project in the United States to certify LEED™ Platinum in 2020, MGM Springfield offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 240-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by Tap Sports Bar and The Chandler Steakhouse. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, and a seasonally programmed outdoor plaza displaying local art, events and talent. For more information, visit, the MGM Springfield Newsroom, call (413) 273-5000 , or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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MGM Resorts Public Relations