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New Boston 2016 Summer Concert Series on the Common

2016 Summer Concert Series

NEW BOSTON: Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy a Tuesday summer afternoon on the town common at our Summer Concert Series.  As the bands play on the gazebo you can enjoy  their music and some good food hot off the Recreation Departments grill.  We sell hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and beverages during the concerts.  All concerts are from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM and the dates and bands are:


2016 Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, June 28, 6:00-8:00 PM ~  Freese Brothers Big Band And the Community Church of New Boston's Annual Strawberry Festival

The Freese Brothers Big Band offers classic sounds from the Duke, the King, the Count, the Chairman of the Board and the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. Big Band arrangements of contemporary tunes round out toe-tapping performances that please audiences of all generations.

For more than three decades, the Freese Brothers Big Band has kept the sounds of swing and classic Big Band music alive -- entertaining audiences throughout the region and raising scholarship funds for a new generation of talented musicians.

Formed in 1982 by Jack, Bill, George and Courtland Freese, the band has performed on scenic bandstands,  in elegant theaters and even at New Hampshire’s grand White Mountain hotels.

The four Freese brothers began playing music in a family troupe in the 1930s. Their musical enthusiasm and community spirit continue to be the band’s driving force. Members volunteer their time and talent and donate band performance fees to the Freese Brothers Big Band Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund has awarded nearly $48,000 in scholarships to enable talented young musicians to enhance their musical ability.

The 20-member band offers a lively program that incorporates the classic sounds of Sinatra, Basie, Ellington and Miller with more contemporary tunes specially arranged for Big Band performances. 

To learn more about the band, its schedule and its Scholarship Fund, please visit

 Tuesday, July 12, 6:00-800 PM ~ Brickyard Blues -

Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England.  We mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in.  2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD “Naughty”.  In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and  has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music.  It’s R&B plus a whole lot more.

Tuesday, July 26, 6:00-8:00 PM ~ Blacklite Band

60’s music ultimate experience band located in Southern NH - we’ll rock your socks off!  If you grew up listening to the Beatles, Elvis, The Kinks, The Doors and many more, then you will love Blacklite!  The band members are; Don Drouin, a New Hampshire native, on drums.  Frank Arcidi, a professional performer since 1965,  on bass.   Denis Maltais, a Manchester NH native, on guitar and Paul Goodridge, an award willing muscat on guitar/synth.  We will transport your event into the heart of the 1960’s, the greatest era of rock music ever made!

Tuesday, August 9, 6:00-8:00 PM ~ Hickory Horned Devils

The Hickory Horned Devils are a six-piece string band based right here in New Boston. Deeply rooted in the traditional sound of old-time Appalachian fiddle and banjo music, they also have a foot firmly in the modern world.  The Hickory Horned Devils play a lively blend of old-time, Americana, alt-country, and blues, with the occasional pop song thrown in for good measure.  It all comes together into a foot-stompin', fun groove that will get you on your feet dancing. The Devils play at bars, farm parties, weddings, and other private events around New Hampshire and New England. The Devils consist of Britt Lundgren on fiddle, Jen Albee on vocals, John Hardin Sawyer on guitar and vocals, Mark Sevilla on upright bass and vocals, Ray Ciemny on banjo and vocals, and Will Platt on mandolin and vocals. They can be found online at and

Tuesday, August 23, 6:00-8:00 PM ~Don Campbell Trio

Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritime music of his family to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, the Beatles and novelist, Stephen King. Writing in genres including adult contemporary, country, Celtic, Christmas, bluegrass, and rock, Don has released 12 CDs, most recently a two-disc, 23-song collection, "Kites To Fly: Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg".  Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don averages between 150-200 performances per year primarily with the New England-based Don Campbell Band and smaller ensembles, including the nationally touring Restless Campbells. Don released a new original adult contemporary project, The Dust Never Settles, in 2014.

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