Live music returns to city parks this month

Soul City Band plays Dot Park on July 28. Nicole Chan photo

A series of free concerts will return to city-owned parks and golf courses as part of the city’s ParkARTS programming, which launches next Wednesday (July 21) at Mattapan’s Almont Park.

The schedule follows: The Woo Factor band will perform on a mobile stage next week inside Almont starting at 7 p.m. Dorchester Park will host the Soul City Band on Wed., July 28, at 7 p.m. in the Adams Street “bowl” section of the park. Other shows include Northeast Groove at Billings Field, 369 LaGrange St., West Roxbury on July 22; and the Tom Petty tribute band The Rebels at Medal of Honor Park, 775 East First St., South Boston on July 29.

August programming kicks off with Veronica Robles on Aug. 4 at LoPresti Park, 33 Sumner St., East Boston; Aug. 5, with the Soul City Band at Smith Playground in Allston; and Aug. 11, with Jah Spirit Reggae at Horatio Harris Park in Roxbury.

The series ends on Aug. 12, with Joaquin Santos at Blackstone Square, 1530 Washington St., South End.

Performances will also be held on alternating Wednesdays on the clubhouse patios of the William J. Devine Golf Course (1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester) and George Wright Golf Course (420 West St, Hyde Park) throughout July and August and into September.

The Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet will perform next Wednesday (July 21) at Franklin Park. All golf course performances begin at 6 p.m.

For more information call 617-635-4505 or visit Boston.gov/ParkARTS.