Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. Beantown Swing invites you to dance and party with the 18-piece orchestra for an outdoor concert on the steps of the majestic Crane Estate mansion in front of a half-mile lawn that stretches out to the ocean above Crane's Beach. Pack a picnic supper and enjoy an evening of live music on the magnificent Grand Allee. Stroll the grounds and explore the newly restored gardens while you enjoy a night out on the estate.
The Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing classic Swing Era music with young, talented musicians using vintage instruments from that period. Its mission is to help keep this great American art form thriving for current and future generations to enjoy.
Beantown Swing at the Crane Estate
Bring a picnic supper or purchase supper onsite from vendors Beefie Boys or Plat Du Jour and dessert from Down River Ice Cream or Q’s Nuts. Mill River Winery, True North Ales, and 1634 Meadery will sell beverages each week. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted and parcels will be searched upon entry.
Picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and low tables are permitted. Please no tents, lawn umbrellas, grills, candles, or pets.
- Gates open at 5PM for picnicking.
- Tickets available at the gate or reservations online (use link below)
- Visit Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill for more information on:
- Registration information and ticketing
- Other concerts in this series
- A list of vendors with pre-ordering specifics
- Venue Rules and Regulations
- Rain Date Info