A view of the band in the bandstand through a crowd of seated spectators.
Event Information
Sunday afternoons throughout June - September
15:00 (unless otherwise stated)

Music in the Park

There is no better way to spend a summer’s afternoon than enjoying live music in a well lovely park with a historic bandstand such as the one located in Parsons’s Close Recreation Ground.

Band concerts on a Sunday afternoon usually take place from June to September.

The Town Council has organised Sunday afternoon band concerts for many years which showcase brass and silver bands from around the region. The concerts include jazz and popular music offering a diverse and entertaining programme to suit all tastes.

Visitors have the opportunity to purchase refreshments throughout the concert from the kiosk located by the Splash ‘N’ Play park.


People gathering at the proms picnic 2019


Music in the Park 2020

The Cultural & Economic Services Committee took the decision to cancel all live Music in the Park concerts in 2020.

We’ve been working with some of our bands to bring you videos of previous performances across Bedfordshire and beyond. These played out online throughout the summer and you can revisit them by clicking the links below, or enjoy them all by visiting our Facebook video page

Proms view of bandstand with a union flag in the foreground

Proms in the Park 2020

Airing across our social media channels on Saturday 12 September 2020, this online concert was performed  by the Heath Band and features a medley of songs including the Proms classics, complete with words to sing along to. The concert finale culminated with a film of the spectacular firework display of the year before.

Click here to view our online Proms in the Park 2020 event.