Bates College Concerts on the Quad

Enjoy this favorite Bates College free concert series, but this year with dance lessons. Learn the style for 45 minutes, then enjoy an hour of live music and put your new skills to work!

Concerts on the Quad

DJ Man-O-Wax with hip hop lesson by Mama²

Renowned Hip-hop dancers MaMa², (Amirah Sackett and B-Girl Mama) will teach some basic moves from their respective styles of popping and breaking, while DJ Man-O-Wax spins some fresh beats on the 1’s and 2’s.

 July 11, 6:30PM    Historic Quad

Stomp Rocket with contra dance lesson by Dela Murphy

Co-founder of Portland Intown Contra Dance, Dela Murphy will teach the basics of contra dance and then call while Stomp Rocket combines powerful fiddle playing, shimmering mandolin, and driving Irish-style guitar.

 July 25, 6:30PM    Historic Quad


Maine’s favorite Reggae band, straight from Dominica, will play a mix of classic favorites and original new songs

 August 1, 6:30PM    Historic Quad

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Performance Series 2019

2019 Performances