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Free Summer Concert Series 2014
** Wednesday August 20 is a rain date**

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. 

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 14TRANSISTORS:  In the words of the Boston Metronome, “…this savvy quartet went back to their roots(literally) and brought the ever-cool 60s back to fashion.” The Transistors don’t just reminisce the 60s; they totally turn it loose with music from The Beatles, Kinks, Rolling Stones, Kingsmen, Rivieras and many others. The Transistors’ originals also add to the rockin’ 60s songbook. Having recorded and toured over the years with all kinds of music, these guys are having a blast and sharing their love for 60s music with audiences all over New England. It’s a hullabaloo!”

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

MONDAY, JULY 21 –SIDE EFFECTS: An accoustic band that plays Classics-Current and Original Rock! They cover artists including Allman Bros, America, Beatles, Bon Jovi, CCR, Collective Soul, CSNY, Daughtry, Eagles, Jim Croce, John Denver, John Mellencamp, Matchbox 20, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Rob Thomas, Seal, The Who, Vertical Horizon and MANY MORE! This is a change in schedule from previously advertised materials

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.  **This concert will be rescheduled. Date TBD**

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.

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.   

NEW!! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13- JAZZ VOYAGE: A Jazz Quintet from the Joy of Music Program that grooves on jazz, funk, Latin and world music. Band members include Jonathan Richmond & David Dimenstein-tenor sax, Rose Villanie-bass, Jackson Fulk-Logon-drums, and  Sterling residents Dave Clark on guitar. NOTE: start time is 6:30pm

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.

*indicates bands sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Local Chapter. Thank you for your continued support!!
Thank you to our GENEROUS Sponsors!!
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Minuteman Road Club
Village Pizza & More
Open Door Real Estate
Don-Jo Manufacturing
DMH Electricrical Contractors, Inc.
Century 21 Center Home Team
M.J. Flanagan Insurance Agency
Barbara & Kim Hines REMAX
Bib's Auto Repair
Paula Meola Dance & Performing Arts
Sterling Veterinary Clinic
Harvest Grille
Rittenhouse School of Music & Art
Champion Kennels, Inc.
R.J. Janda Plumbing & Heating
Pandolf-Perkins Company
Leominster Credit Union
Lilac's of Sterling


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