The Summer Outdoor Series at Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel features live music and DJs, libations, and brunch banquets through the end of the season. It comes just weeks after Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave the casinos the green light to put most of the remaining COVID-19-related restrictions on Jan.

Encore opened its doors in June 2019 before closing due to the pandemic from March to July 2020.

“We put a lot of thought into 2020 about what we would do if we could all come back and meet again,” said Rosie Salisbury, Encore’s executive director of public relations. “We have a nice outdoor area that was obviously not used last year.”

Every Thursday this summer, local artists play live music from 5pm to 9pm. The line-up includes the Conscious Reggae Band on June 24th, the Adam Hanna Duo on July 1st and Ricky Duran on July 8th, more bands to be announced later. Snacks and drinks are provided. Entry is free but requires a reservation through Eventbrite.

Also from June 24th there will be the outdoor beer gardens, which are offered through a partnership with the local Night Shift Brewing on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and Friday to Sunday from 2pm to 8pm. Lawn games and small snacks are also offered.

Three garden Sunday champagne brunches on July 11th, 18th and 25th are served with live music and offer an all-you-can-eat buffet station with mimosas and margaritas – there is also talk of a Bloody Mary bar . Brunch is $ 55 per person.

A free shuttle from Wellington and Malden T stops on the Orange Line takes you to Encore Boston Harbor.

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