Healing Garden Mile Twelve
Healing Garden

Healing Garden

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Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm.

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. The event will feature 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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Info on the Healing Garden Here

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80’s Tribute Band St80um to perform at Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA, Friday, September 27 to raise funds for the Council for Children. 7-9pm.

Tickets Here.

The show takes place inside the intimate VIP Courtyard Private Club

at the Xfinity Center.

A special Fundraiser concert for The Council for Children.

The Council is a local all-volunteer non-profit with programs benefiting nearly 2000 local children every year.  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.


Yes, pronounced, Stadium.

An 80’s Tribute band of the best stadium-style, 1980’s Rock and Roll. Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Boston, Bon Jovi, etc. bringing you a full 80’s 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

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More info on St80um here.

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Here is a cool video from the band. Get your tickets here: see you on the 27th. It will be a great show and help kids too!

Posted by Brian Quinn on Tuesday, August 20, 2019



Gary Backstrom Band

Rhythm of the Saints: A Tribute to Paul Simon

Mile Marker One Restaurant, Bar and Function Hall
75 Essex Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Sunday June 7th, 6pm

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What a way to enjoy a perfect Summer evening, in the outside tent at the beautiful Mile Marker One restaurant in Gloucester MA.

Gary Backstrom and friends present, Rhythm of the Saints: a tribute to Paul Simon. Featuring members of Jiggle the Handle, Max Creek, Heavy Metal Horns and The Grass Gypsys – Rhythm of the Saints present 2 sets of material spanning Simon’s eclectic career.

The Gary Backstrom Band is a high energy, innovative original act featuring the infectious licks and songwriting of nationally recognized guitarist Gary Backstrom.

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Scallop Shucking Contest



The 10th Annual Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford was held on September 28th and 29th 2013 and exceeded all expectations. It was a picture perfect weekend, record crowds and smiles across all three piers. New Bedford is America’s largest commercial fishing port; the festival is designed for participants to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic. Festival attendees walked the decks of a scalloper; dine on fresh seafood, viewed fishermen’s contests, and watch cooking demonstrations.

The Festival has been a labor of love for a decade.  Take a look back.


Of course the main attractions of the Working Waterfront Festival are the music, food, demonstrations and a chance to walk aboard many of the fishing vessels.

The Souls of the Sea

The Souls of the Sea

Cooking Demonstrations

Cooking Demonstrations



Festival Director Laura Orleans told the New Bedford Standard Times  “We started the festival really to educate the public about the industry and to give people who work in this industry a sense of pride in the work they do and an opportunity to tell their stories.”

New Bedford fisherman Phil Ashworth says “God, we could tell stories for hours,”


Scallop Shucking Contest

Scallop Shucking Contest

Here’s a nice tribute to this years festival from folks who were there.

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Hear more stories and experience the 11th Working Waterfront Festival September 27 & 28, 2014.

You’ll find me there sampling the grilled scallops.

Last Dance Productions client  Hayley Reardon says she first picked up a guitar during the summer before sixth grade because she was bored. Her dad showed her some chords, and pretty soon after she started writing songs. Reardon’s debut album, “Where the Artists Go,” will be released on Oct. 23, with a release party and performance at Club Passim on Oct. 21 which has already sold out! She recently spoke with WBUR Morning Edition host Bob Oakes about her music.

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