June 27, 2018
With the Nation’s birthday right in the middle of the week, there is plenty of music happening in the area. Here is a chance to sample some local Monadnock musicians during your holiday festivities.
MUSICFEST 2018 South Acworth Village Store
Saturday, June 30 11:00 – Dusk
This unlikely venue hosts musical events throughout the warmer months, including a day-long line-up of local musicians on two stages, a barbeque, and craft fair. Family friendly, free admission. This years acts include Lonn Livengood and the Best Revenge, Decatur Creek, Dan and Faith, Moxley Union and more.
JUSTIN COHN Pasta Loft
Sunday July 1 3:00 – 6:00
Justin is a singer-songwriter from the eastern part of the region who performs at many restaurants in the area. On Sunday, sit out on the deck at Pasta Loft in Milford and enjoy his folk-rock stylings.
WESTMORELAND TOWN BAND Frost Free Library
July 3 7:00 – 8:00
What’s more American than a New England town band performing marches, show tunes, pop and dixieland jazz? This concert is part of the Elizabeth Richards Summer Concert Series on the lawn of the library in Marlborough. If it rains, the concert will be held at the Marlborough School.
RICE – AN AMERICAN BAND Hawks and Reed Performing Arts
July 5 8:30
If you are in the mood to move, head south just over the border to Greenfield, MA. Rice performs originals as well as covers of popular tunes. With three vocalists and some of the finest musicians in the western Mass area, expect the dance floor to get crowded. Doors open at 8:00, tickets $7 day of show; $5 in advance.
FIRST FRIDAY ART HOP Downtown Keene
July 6 5:00 – 9:00
Team Keene was formed this year to promote and bring new events that contribute to the vibrancy of the city. On Friday, the first First Friday Hop happens – with food, several gallery shows, information on local resources, and of course, live music. Classical guitarist Frank Wallace starts the music at 5:30, followed at 6:15 by Roots Cellar performing electric Americana. At 7:15 enjoy the jazz fusion of the Ben Jennings Quartet.
MEETING HOUSE STAGE OPEN MIC AND SING ALONG Rindge Historical Society
July 7 1:00 – 4:00
It’s an annual tradition – lemonade and strawberry shortcake on the lawn while listening to local musicians perform. This Open Mic goes all year long, with proceeds to support the Historical Society. There is no featured performer in July, just lots of local artists playing a nice variety of originals and covers.