Given the county’s proximity to water, the Navy seems a natural fit.
The Navy Band, playing from the heights of Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill, further fits the bill.
The United State Navy Band Country Current will be take the stage during a special Labor Day weekend event, play 6 p.m. ET Sept. 3 in the park.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Country Currrent is the Navy’s country-bluegrass ensemble, renowned, according to a release from the Navy, for its versatility and phenomenal musicianship.
They perform a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.
And perform they do, as all sailors in the Navy Band are full-time professional musicians, almost of whom have undergraduate degrees in music; most have graduate degrees.
"For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Band.
“Today, we have sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home."
The U.S. Navy Band is the flagship musical organization of the Navy, and one of 11 Navy bands located around the world.
The band, which has toured since 1925, is based at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
There are six performing ensembles within the band: the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Sea Chanters chorus, Commodores jazz ensemble, Country Current country/bluegrass ensemble and the Cruisers popular music group.
They each tour nationally 12-15 weeks a year, performing for veterans, elementary schools and in support of active-duty sailors.
The Country Current 2018 tour, for example, will cover seven cities in four states and more than 850 miles.
The musical tours as one of the signature outreach efforts by the U.S. Navy.
Each of the Band’s primary performing units tour each year throughout specified areas of the country, an opportunity to play for audiences that do not have such a chance otherwise.
The concerts are intended to be family-friendly events, entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.