Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Music North

FYI, here's a couple of FREE outdoor music series north of Boston.
Bring your own chair.

Backyard Music series
Tsongas Arena, Lowell

Join us behind the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, along the scenic Merrimack River for our new Backyard Music Series!  Bring the entire family down with your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful Summer weather with an evening of FREE music. Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show.

Thurs. June 30 - Island Castaways (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
Thurs. July 14 - Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion
Thurs. July 21 - Yani Batteau & the Styles
Thurs. August 4 - Richard James & the Name Changers
Thurs. August 11 - The Flip
Thurs. August 18 - Melvern Taylor & his Fabulous Meltones

*All shows 6PM - 8 PM
** In the event of rain shows will be moved into the Tsongas Center lobby

Intown Manchester Summer Concert Series
Veteran's Park, Manchester, NH

2011 TD Bank Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park. All shows begin at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Donations for the series will be accepted at park entrances and throughout the evening by volunteers from the Palace Theatre. Food and non-alcoholic drink will be available for purchase on sight. 

Be sure to bring a comfortable lawn chair or blanket and catch these phenomenal acts under the stars in downtown’s best outdoor venue at Veterans Park:

The Whose Muddy Shoes acoustic band emphasizes high energy arrangements with full bodied vocal harmony, playing blues, jazz, swing, folk, country and other classic Americana along with original tunes. The quartet features acoustic guitar, bass, clarinet and saxophone, with three and four part vocal harmony.

Whose Muddy Shoes has been together for over ten years as an acoustic quartet, and has played in Boston and New England venues including Club Passim, Johnny D's, the Newburyport Waterfront concert series and New Year's First Night, the Blackthorne Tavern, and the Colonial Inn, and the former Old Vienna.


The Alternate Routes were formed as an outgrowth of a meeting between songwriting partners Eric Donnelly (lead guitar) and Tim Warren (lead vocals, guitar) at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Expanding to a five-piece and based at one point in Boston, the band was working out of Bridgeport, CT. Whatever fate has in store for this promising young band, it’s sure to make for a good story…and an even better song. The Alternate Routes have never been afraid to roll the dice during their brief and turbulent journey, always relying upon their heartfelt brand of music to pull them through the ups and downs that come with the territory. It’s a trait evident in their powerful Vanguard Records debut, Good and Reckless and True, a memorable, incredibly confident opening statement from a band that takes nothing for granted. The album emphasizes straightforward guitar rock, with occasional gentler songs more in the singer/songwriter style.


Formerly known as The Verbs, Rockspring is a high energy five-piece string band that has quickly gained a strong following in the New England region. Combining original songwriting with eclectic cover choices, Rockspring puts on an incredibly entertaining live show that makes people dance out of their shoes into the wee hours of the night.
Bending bluegrass, rock and various other influences, Rockspring not only appeals to bluegrass fans, but also to pop, rock, alternative folk and country ...


MTV Video Music Award Nominee and 2010 Boston Music Conference Winners Air Traffic Controller have teamed up with legendary power-pop maestro/producer, Bleu, and signed on with Sugarpop Records. Their extraordinary debut album, “The One” has been shaking up the airwaves in 2010 and into 2011. Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demo tapes of songs written during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named rock band Air Traffic Controller. Accolades and award nominations soon followed; as did airplay on tastemaker radio stations such as WFNX and WERS, and coverage in publications such as Business Week, Boston Herald, Performer Magazine, Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix.