We are going to celebrate the close of the 28th Salem Haunted Happenings with dancing! Salem has partnered with Radio 92.9 to provide revelers with a closing concert that will feature The Dancing Nancy Band.
There will be an opening act, too, and we will provide details on that act when we have them.
The concert will be held on a stage that will be erected at the top of Washington Street at Lynde Street. Fireworks will light up the sky above the North River at 10:45 PM, signalling the end of the 28th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings.
The Dancing Nancy Band hails from Fall River, Massachusetts. Formed in 2002, Dancing Nancy is a Dave Matthews Tribute Band, and they play covers of other popular songs from the 1980s and 1990s.
This new "Main Stage" will compliment the other live music in Salem on Halloween night, including a DJ on Salem Common, the Undercover Band on Front Street, and a DJ on Derby Street at the Salem Wax Museum. The musical performances around town will end at 10:00 PM, allowing everyone to head over to Washington Street for the finale concert.
If you're planning to come to Salem for Halloween night, plan to take public transportation. Traffic will be challenging, as will parking. The streets in downtown Salem will be closed to vehicular traffic (to make way for all of the pedestrian traffic!!) in the afternoon.
The Halloween night street festivities will conclude after the fireworks at 11:00 PM - so plan to come in early, have a great time, and head out at 11:00. (Unless you are inside a private party like the Hawthorne Hotel's Reality Bites Ball or another indoor ticketed event.) And don't forget your dancing shoes!