Solo in the Park

Seth Yacovone is returning to Dover for Solo in the Park. 

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WEST DOVER — Singer-songwriter Seth Yacovone is making his annual trek Sunday to play a benefit in the Deerfield Valley and hang out with some friends.

“It’s always been a really nice event,” Yacovone said. “People get together and hang out and listen to good tunes. It’s a good community gathering.”

Solo in the Park, also known as Acoustic Gratitude, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dover Town Park on Country Club Road in West Dover.

Concerts in Dover with Yacovone have been organized by his partner’s father Phil Bowen of East Dover for about a decade now. Donations in memory of his son Ian Bowen will go to the East Dover Fire Department.

Yacovone, who lives in Morrisville, said he’s occasionally joined for Bowen’s shows by guest musicians including his mother Debbie Yacovone.

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“I’m just hoping it’s a nice day,” he said. “We’re going to be out in the park, in the green, and playing some music. But who knows what will happen?”

Since the pandemic, Yacovone hasn’t been playing indoors. But he has been busy with outdoor gigs, mostly performing in the northern parts Vermont. His hope is to record some music with his band in the near future.

“I’m just going to keep trying to make music and survive,” he said. “All those fun things.”

The Seth Yacovone Band has opened for notable acts such as Phish, B.B. King, the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Yacovone has played onstage with Phish.