MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
** Wednesday August 13 & 20 are rain dates**
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2- AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND OF THE NORTHEAST: The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast was originally formed in 1942 in Rapid City, South Dakota as the 53rd Army Air Forces Band. The band consists of 44 members, all National Guard members with civilian careers who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform. Its ranks are filled with professional musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals. The band has received many awards, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit award and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation. Its annual concert tours have taken it to worldwide!
MONDAY, JULY 7 –RAMPAGE TRIO: The Rampage Trio is a high energy, blues-rock boogie, dance band featuring
singer-songwriter-guitarist, Brian Owens, singer-bassist, Iain Perry and singer-harmonica player-drummer, Kevin Crowley. They have five CD’s to their credit and have shared the stage with the Edgar Winter Band, Mountain, Joe Bonamassa, James Cotton, Candye Kane, Otis Clay, Buckwheat Zydeco, Big Sandy, and others. Www.lowellroocks.com/artist/rampagetrio.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9–BORELLI OCTET : Selections are original arrangements from the Dave Pell Octet, one of the bands credited with the creation of the West Coast Jazz scene in the 1950's. Shorty Rogers and Marty Paich were the first arrangers to showcase the unique sound of this group. They are honored to play these arrangements as a tribute to Don Fagerquist, a
Worcester born trumpet player, who went out to the West Coast to play with the great bands of his time.
MONDAY, JULY 14–TRANSISTORS: Sounds of the sixties! Not just another retro
band-these guys are the real deal! Brain “Double O” Cutler or drums, Steve “Silvertone” Coveney on guitar, Tom “Rockin Tommy” Bell with lead vocals and harmonica, and Warren “Wando” Mannell on bass. www.transistorsband.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16– 4EVER FAB: Celebrate 50 years since their introduction to the U.S. with New England’s premier Beatles tribute band! Featuring brilliant lead vocals, precise three-part harmonies and outstanding musicianship, 4EverFab plays The Beatles...From The Cavern Club to Abbey Road www.4everfab.net
MONDAY, JULY 21 – THE ILLUSIONS: Play music from the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s including contemporary top 40’s and across all genres, Country, Pop, Rock, etc. They get audiences of all ages involved.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23– WORCESTER COUNTY BLUEGRASS ALL STARS Paul Della Valle and the Worcester County Bluegrass All Stars are Sterling songwriter Paul Della Valle backed up by some of the best acoustic musicians in the area. They include the legendary Walter Crockett on guitar, Fran McConville and Dave DiBiasio of Slo-Grass on mandolin and banjo, and Bob Dick of the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band on bass
MONDAY, JULY 28-HELP WANTED: This exciting group consists of some of the industries finest, award winning artists. Individually each is multi-talented but together they create a high-energy show that is a brand of country all their own. A mix of rockin' country, rhythm and blues combined with a lot of class.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30– THE GOLDEN ROAD BAND: The Golden Road Band is a Leominster, MA, Rockin' Country band that plays modern Country, a taste of traditional Country, a little Southern Rock, Blues and Classic Rock that is sure to put a smile on your face! The Golden Road Band is one of New England's hottest Country/Classic Rock bands. It is comprised of former members of some of the area's finest acts.
MONDAY, AUGUST 4– THE NOWHEREMEN: Double the Beatles this summer!! Boston’s feistiest Beatles band who will have you dancing and singing. Each Nowhere Man is a powerful singer capable of leading the song or blending in harmony. The quartet remains faithful to the fab four’s concept of three guitars up front with cuddly drummer in back. www.myspace.com/realnowheremen.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6- STONETHROW: Stonethrow is a five piece classic rock band based in Sterling, MA. They have been together for 14 years and play at several bars in the sterling, Leominster, Worcester area as well as private parties and fundraising events. They cover a wide range of artists in the classic rock genre such as Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and much more. Stonethrow consists of Mark “Monty”Montaquilla on lead vocals and harmonica; Sean Kyle on lead guitar and vocals; Rich Nartowt on Bass guitar; Steve Erickson on drums and John “J5” Hennessey on keyboards, percussion and vocals.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11-WACHUSETT COMMUNITY BAND: This band has been playing in Sterling’s summer concerts for the past 9 years. The band has 25 plus musicians from the Wachusett Area. They play a variety of marches, show tunes, & more.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18- THE MAIN EVENT: This group will bring you back to classic nightclub entertainment when an evening out was a blast and lasting memories were made. From Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis and Bobby Darin…to Bublè, Frankie Valli, Roy Orbison and more! It’s nostalgic; it’s great music and a guaranteed good time!
MONDAY, AUGUST 25- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES FINALE WITH THE BLUE FLAMES: A 4-piece band based in Sterling. They play all kinds of music from classic to rock! Whatever your taste, from sweet pop harmonies to flowing jams to blistering rock to bizarre Sabbath covers. The Flame frequently play at local venues.
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