Rumrunners wrap up downtown concert series

The Milford Chamber of Commerce concert series Summer Nights by Harbor Lights, sponsored by the Annual Milford Oyster Festival, wraps-up Friday night, August 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion (behind the Milford Library). The series finale features popular local band the Rumrunners.

The Rumrunners have been rockin' audiences by playing the best of the 60's, 70's, 80's and current music, raising money for various charities, and also playing the local bar scene. Comprised of mostly firefighters from Milford, this is a high energy seven-piece band.

The band was formed in August, 1998 by four firefighters from New Haven and Milford and the son-in-law and daughter of a retired New Haven firefighter. From the beginning it was decided they would do what they loved to do and do it for a good cause — whatever that cause may be. Over the last 18 years the Rumrunners helped to raise money for dozens of charities, including The American Lung Association, The Connecticut Burn Camp, The Sunshine Kids Camp, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to name just a few. They have raised money for local school organizations, music programs, cheerleading teams, local youth sports organizations and sponsored a nursing scholarship in the name of a very dear friend.

"We are most honored to have always been there to support our friends and community by helping to raise money for countless individuals and their families during their time of need," a band spokesperson said. "Although the line-up of players has seen a few changes over the years, we have stayed true to our love of good music and our goal to always lend a hand to a worthy cause."

Concerts in this series are always free to attend. Guests are asked to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show.