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Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 10:25 pm on July 18, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- MetroWest has free summer concerts every week night, with most series running at least through mid-August. Bring a blanket or chair, pack a cooler and the kids and head out for a pleasant evening of community and music.

Below is a listing of concert series we've come across:

Sudbury: Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Haskell Field (at the corner of Hudson Rd and Fairbanks Rd.), Sudbury Summer Concert Series through August 14th.

Ashland: Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Stone Park. Rediscover Ashland Summer Concert Series sponsored by Ashland Business Association, through August 29th.

Holliston: Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Goodwill Park, Green St., off Rt. 16, call 508-429-9414. Holliston Council for the Arts concert series.

Milford: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 at the Milford Musicians Pavilion, Milford Park, corner of Congress & Walnut Streets. Commerce Bank Family Night at the Bandstand 2006 concert series.

Hudson: Wednesday evening July 19 at 6:30, Wood Park Summer Concert Series through August 16th.

Wellesley: Wednesday, July 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Wellesley Town Greene. Summertime ’06 Concert sponsored by Wellesley Fire Fighters Union, Local 1795 and Wellesley Recreation Commission.

Framingham: Thursday evenings, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Downtown Common, Concord & Park Sts., Downtown Solutions Summer Concert series through July 27th.

Marlborough: Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m., Union Common, corner of Main and Bolton Sts. Call 508-624-6925. Summer Concert Series through August 17th.

Framingham: Friday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Framingham Centre Common, Edgell Rd., Town of Framingham Concerts on the Green series through Sept. 1st. Call 508-532-5485.




Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:20 am on June 20, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Thursday Night Summer Concerts begin this Thursday, June 22nd, on the Downtown Framingham Common with the Belfast Cowboys playing from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Each Thursday night from June 22th to July 27th, Downtown Solutions and the Framingham Chapter of Rotary International, along with other sponsors present a series of summer concerts on the historic and recently restored Downtown Framingham Common. Bring a blanket to sit on and be ready to enjoy a summer evening of fine entertainment and a variety of foods which will be available.

There will be Free Prizes and Free Raffles.

Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on.

Directions: from Rt. 9, take Rt. 126 / Concord Street and follow south to Downtown Framingham, common will be on your right after Memorial Square. From Rt. 135, turn onto Concord Street heading north at Store 24 / Train Station, Common will be on your left at first traffic light.

For the entire schedule, click on the link below, or on the left of the home page.


Friday Night Summer Concerts a Go

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 8:28 am on May 26, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The popular summer "Concerts on the Green" on the Centre Common on Edgell Road are now funded due to last minute donations by large and smaller businesses and individuals.

According to Jim Egan, Director of Building Services for the Town of Framingham, who orchestrates the concerts, Whole Foods Markets came forward with a $ 5000 donation, matching one from The Middlesex Savings Bank. Individuals and businesses, including Kathy Foran, of Realty Executives, Mark Galante, of Exit Realty, and, also pledged donations to make this year's series possible.

Adesa-Boston, Bernardi Motor Group, TD BankNorth, MetroWest Daily News made initial contributions, but the recent donations helped Egan meet the $ 20,000 required to fund the program.

The concerts will run from June through the end of August. The first concert is Friday, June 2, featuring the perennial favorite band, Tailspin. Watch for the full schedule on soon.

The Downtown Concerts, on the Common opposite The Fabric Place will be on Thursday nights starting in mid-June. Schedule will also be posted on The shorter Downtown series is funded separately with support from the Framingham Rotary Club.


Popular Summer Concerts in Jeopardy

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 4:45 pm on May 11, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Today, Jim Egan, Director of Buildings for the Town of Framingham, announced the popular Friday night summer "Concerts on the Green" are in jeopardy of cancellation.

The concert series, scheduled to commerce on Friday, June 2 and run through September 1, 2006 is seriously underfunded and the department is taking a hard look at cancelling it.

The schedule of musical artists and groups has been booked for the fourteen week season, but there is not enough money pledged to fund them. Like the Framingham Flag Day Parade, funding for musical groups comes from private sources, not from town funds.

Letters requesting funding have gone out to area businesses, but to date only Adesa-Boston, Bernardi Motor Group, TD BankNorth, MetroWest Daily News, and have committed to sponsorship with cash or in-kind services. The series is managed through the Building Services Department and requires approximately $ 20,000 annually.

Egan is hopeful that businesses will step up to the plate for this free series enjoyed by hundreds of families and seniors each summer Friday.

For information on sponsorships, call Jim Egan at Building Services, 508-532-5485.


Concord Violinist to Perform at MWICA

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 9:45 pm on November 8, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - MetroWest International Concerts Association will hold its 2nd of four concerts on Sunday November 20, at 4:00 pm at Nevins Hall in downtown Framingham. Stephen Shey, a native of Concord has performed in the Philippines, Sweden, and the US. He was the sole performing artist at the WWII memorial Dedication of the Philippine Pillar. While a student at Lexington Christian Academy Stephen initiated and performed in a fundraising concert to benefit the Academy held at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington.

Tickets for this concert are $20. at the door. Students accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

For more information about the MWICA and this concert please call Ruth August 508 879-1612 or Lou Schorr 781-642-8825.


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