Sep
6
Fri
The National Folk Festival
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
The National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival.

Make your plans now to join us in Salisbury, Maryland, for the National Folk Festival—one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage.

A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.

Best of all, it’s FREE!

With 35+ groups on seven performance stages—the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area, the Family Activities Area, the Festival Markeplace and the Festival Food Courts—the National Folk Festival offers a jubilant array of experiences for all ages.

The festival embraces the heritage and traditions of all Americans, from those whose families have been here for centuries or millennia, to those who have more recently arrived on our shores. Legendary masters, as well as the next generation of dynamic young artists, celebrate the musical soul and cultural roots of America.

Festival Info here.

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Sep
10
Tue
Country Singer Timmy Brown In Concert @ Six String Grill and Stage
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Timmy Brown

Timmy Brown

 

Tickets Here.

This will be a special Fundraiser for The Council for Children. The Council is a local all-volunteer non-profit with programs benefiting nearly 2000 local children every year.  The programs include Christmas is for Kids, a gift drive filling Christmas wishes of new toys and clothes to 1000 local children; Nicky O Foundation which gives scholarships to students interested in the arts; day care scholarships; 100 backpacks given to local park and rec departments each summer for children who need towels, sunscreen and water bottles; 75 back-to-school backpacks with supplies; a summer lunch food drive which collects 10,000 servings of food plus cash to help feed children on local playgrounds all summer who would otherwise go without a healthy meal.

Timmy Brown is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist that grew up in  Norton, Massachusetts, and in October 2018, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dreams full time.  In 2018, Brown was voted New England Country Music’s Local Male Artist of the Year for the third  consecutive year.  His infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite, around the New England and Rhode Island area.  In the fall of 2017, he auditioned for “American Idol,” for Season 1 of the re-boot on their new network ABC, where he finished in the top 60!

Timmy started playing the piano at the age of five and ever since then, music became his life.  Once he graduated from high school, he began playing solo shows at local events and restaurants.  Throughout that time, he had auditioned for television shows such as “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.”  It was at his third audition when he was selected to be on Season 14 of American Idol. Shortly after his audition, he was approached by members of a local country band Black Diamond and was asked to become the lead singer.  Since then Black Diamond has now changed to the Timmy Brown Band. His love of music is most evident when on that stage performing. Timmy’s natural ability to connect with the audience and draw them in with his enthusiasm has earned him a loyal fan base.

Tickets here.

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Sep
21
Sat
Martin Swinger In Concert @ The Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Martin Swinger In Concert @ The Rose Garden Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger is an atypical 60-something who can’t stop exploring music, songwriting and singing. Socially conscious, thought provoking and surprisingly entertaining, Martin is celebrated for his fluid voice and engaging delivery. He’s recorded 6 CD’s, won local and national songwriting awards, is a repeat performer at Kerrville Folk Festival and counts among his fans Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Billy Jonas, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert and John Waters.

Martin Swinger composes songs about Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, dyslexic theology and the adventures of Betty Boop and Buddha – lyrically and melodically illustrating the variety of human emotions with sensitivity, creatively thoughtful stories, a deep appreciation for a good belly laugh, and by igniting wonder in the powerful metamorphosis music inspires in the heart, mind, body and soul. Surprising, humorous, intimate, outrageous, courageous and universal – each unforgettable song is sung with delicacy, skill and the panache of a seasoned, professional performer!

His first ever solo, wrapped in a sheet and standing on a table he’s singing ‘Away In a Manger’ in Mrs. Folendore’s First Grade Christmas play, and Martin felt oddly at home. Martin Swinger continues singing, and that audience of children, mothers, teachers and janitors, administrators, school board chairs and the secretary continues to grow. Listen to Martin live and you’ll know why.

Martin performs 80+ gigs a year sharing award-winning original songs and a surprisingly eclectic mix of covers. Americana, swing & jazz, traditional, show tunes, klezmer, improvisational music… He’s known for his sterling performance and vocal range, brilliant songs delivered well with an engaging stage presence for adult and family audiences.

Mrs. Folendore was pleased with Martin’s performance. You will be, too.

Martin’s new CD, Living Things is finally available! Contact Martin directly martinswinger@gmail.com or visit CDBaby for hard copy or download!

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Sep
27
Fri
80’s Tribute Band St80um to perform Benefit for The Council For Children @ Xfinity Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
80's Tribute Band St80um to perform Benefit for The Council For Children @ Xfinity Center

80’s Tribute St80um to perform at Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA, September 27 for a special funder for the Concil for Children.

Tickets Here.

This will be a special Fundraiser for The Council for Children. The Council is a local all-volunteer non-profit with programs benefiting nearly 2000 local children every year.  The programs include Christmas is for Kids, a gift drive filling Christmas wishes of new toys and clothes to 1000 local children; Nicky O Foundation which gives scholarships to students interested in the arts; day care scholarships; 100 backpacks given to local park and rec departments each summer for children who need towels, sunscreen and water bottles; 75 back-to-school backpacks with supplies; a summer lunch food drive which collects 10,000 servings of food plus cash to help feed children on local playgrounds all summer who would otherwise go without a healthy meal.

St80um

Yes… Pronounced, Stadium

An 80s Tribute band of the best stadium style, 1980’s Rock and Roll. Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Boston, Bon Jovi, etc bringing you a full concert experience show using the original instrument sounds.

Guitar – Ted Solgot
Keyboards – Nate Goulet
Bass – “Smokin” Joe Tommasiello
Drums – Greg Vartanian
Lead Vocals – Amy Hansen

Tickets Here.

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Sep
28
Sat
A Healing Garden Benefit Concert Featuring Mile Twelve @ The Regent Theatre
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Healing Garden Benefit Concert Featuring Mile Twelve @ The Regent Theatre

Patio Records presents The Healing Garden Concert, a live celebration to raise funds for the creation of a magnificent Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Featuring Mile Twelve, J.P. Cormier w/ Bill Elliott and introducing Kelly Hill w/ Scott Neubert.

Mile Twelve

Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, City on a Hill. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. Produced by Bryan Sutton and engineered by Ben Surratt, City on a Hill follows significant recognition from the bluegrass community, including three IBMA Momentum Awards. With members based in Boston and Nashville, the lineup includes David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).

J.P. Cormier

At the age of 5, JP began teaching himself to play the guitar. At 9, he won his first guitar competition against 30 other players 4 times his age. By his mid teens, he was playing a variety of stringed instruments, including the fiddle, mandolin and banjo. He recorded his first album of bluegrass instrumentals at 16, which led to 10 years of living and performing in the US. His time there included many memorable nights at the Grand Ole Opry with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin and Vince Gill.

Since returning to Canada, JP has released over a dozen award-winning albums. His impressive body of work has earned him a loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences while performing 250 shows a year

Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill was born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts.  She began performing at an early age and continued to hone her acting skill throughout her high school and college years graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in Theater Arts.

After taking a break from performing for a number of years and raising two amazing boys, Kelly began thinking about the next chapter in her life.  Her good friend Terry Eagan suggested they do an album together.  Terry introduced her to Scott Neubert and the three of them embarked on her first album.

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Oct
11
Fri
The Richmond Folk Festival @ Richmond, VA
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Richmond Folk Festival @ Richmond, VA

The Richmond Folk Festival is one of Virginia’s largest events, drawing visitors from all over the country to downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront. The Festival is a FREE three-day event that got its start as the National Council for the Traditional Arts’ National Folk Festival, held in Richmond from 2005-2007. The Richmond Folk Festival features performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions on seven stages.

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