CAMBRIDGE, MA—Enjoy live music this summer at a free concert series titled Moon Rocks the first four Saturday nights in August at Draper in Cambridge, Mass. The concert series combines a diverse selection of music with free access to Hack The Moon LIVE exhibit experience, Draper’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Each family-friendly concert features two sets of music beginning at 7 p.m. at Draper, 555 Technology Square, Cambridge. Free parking is available in the Draper Parking Garage across the street. MBTA bus and Red Line subway have stops within a short distance of Draper. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and their own refreshments—alcohol is prohibited.
Appearing at Moon Rocks to kick off the summer concert series on Saturday, August 3, is Dionysia. Combining dynamic songwriting with charismatic instrumental performances, the band consists of professional musicians who pool their talents to provide a blend of Alternative/Indie Rock styles. With the release of its newest full-length album, “Catalyze,” and a national tour to follow, the group continues to finesse their brand of eclectic genre-bending music while embodying the collective celebratory nature of their namesake whenever they take the stage.
The Moon Rocks concert series continues on Saturday, August 10 (with music by Laura Orshaw and The New Velvet Band); Saturday, August 17 (with music by Natalie Joly); and Saturday, August 24 (with music by The 1999).
Guests to the Moon Rocks concert series can tour Hack the Moon LIVE, an interactive multimedia exhibit in Draper’s public Atrium, just steps away from the concert. The exhibit features interviews, photos and artifacts of the engineers and technologies that guided the Apollo astronauts to the Moon and back safely. The most popular features include Museum of the Moon—a huge replica of the Moon hanging above Draper’s entryway, and a 4-D Apollo Lunar Lander Simulator—termed “100 Seconds”—where visitors can try their skills in piloting the lunar lander’s final descent to the Moon in the last 100 seconds.
In the event of rain, the concerts will take place indoors in Draper’s Atrium. Visit wehackthemoon.com/events for additional information and directions.