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Concerts on the Green Schedule for July 2009

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 7:27 pm on June 16, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The schedule for the July Concerts on the Green has been released by Jim Egan, Director of Town Building Services.

July 3, 2009 - Dianne Shea and the Suburbanaires -- (Big band) Happy Fourth !!!!!

July 10, 2009 - Nobscot (local band that opened for Chicago)

July 17, 2009 - Tailspin (this band plays all our favorites and gets better every year)

July 24, 2009 - Sgt. Dan Clark (A memorable evening is in store for everyone there that night)

July 31, 2009 - Help!! (This sixty's mop head cover band drew over two thousand people last year, come early.)

Concerts are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the Framingham Centre Common.

Bring chairs and blankets.

This year the table will be collecting donations for the Concerts for August and next year's series. will be there with balloons and giveaways except for the July 3rd concert. Volunteers welcome to help man the table.

Donations still needed and welcome! is also raising money for the concerts by giving the proceeds of any Business Directory listings from now until August 31st to the concert fund.

Proceeds from any business that signs up for a one- year Business Directory listing web page ($ 75) now through August 31st. will be donated to the Concerts on the Green fund. (When the business mentions the Concerts.)

The businesses who sign up will receive a Free car wash voucher from either The Clean Machine on Rt. 9 or Suburban Shell on Old Conn Path.

Also 30% of any paid ad contract now through July 31st will be donated when the advertiser mentions the concerts.

Visit for details.


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.


Town of Framingham Receives Donation from Local Businesses

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:02 pm on July 29, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Local businesses donate tents to Town of Framingham for Concerts on the Green. Noticing that the Town was in need of new tents for the concession stand and booths at the weekly Friday night concerts, four Framingham business people pooled resources to purchase and donate four tents.

Val Thompson, of Diaper Queen, Jim Gordon, Gordon Real Estate, Jeff Newman of Sign*A*Rama, and Debbie Cleveland of bought four tents and presented them to Jim Egan, Director of Town Building Services, who organizes the concerts.

The tents made their debut on Friday night, July 29th, providing a clean and bright look to the concession stand.

The four businesses were acknowledged during the announcement portion of the program.


Memorial Building Rotunda Skylights Restrored

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:19 am on October 17, 2004

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Skylights in the lobby of the Memorial Building which houses a Veteran's Memorial will soon be uncovered as part of a renovation project.

Another project inspired by Framingham Town Owned Building's Director Jim Egan who found the tar-papered and painted skylights and worked to get the project rolling to restore the hall's entrance to it's pre-WWII glory.

The skylights were covered up in 1942 per order of the governor as part of a blackout operation during WWII.


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