|11th Annual Hudson-Concord Elks Balloon and Blues Festival, 2018|
August 17, 18, 19, 2018
17, Friday – Weekends at the Farm at Hollis Hills Farm – This Friday, music by Kevin Shields and Food by Vesta Pizza – 5:00-10:00 p.m. Entertainment starts at 7:00. 340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg – For more information visit hollishillsfarm.com
17, Friday – The Bull Run presents Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps– Pianist and vocalist Teresa James is back with her band, The Rhythm Tramps for her tenth album. “Here is Babylon”. Teresa has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, but her sound is very much her own. For tickets visit bullrunrestaurant.com
17, 18, 19 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Peterborough Players present The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw - Galvanized by victory over the Austrians, the young Napoleon believes he is invincible. At an Italian inn he meets his match, a mysterious young woman, determined to interrupt his rise to power. The resulting sparkling battle of wits, political trickery and sexual intrigue make up Shaw's 90-minute comedy. For times and tickets visits peterboroughplayers.org
17, 18, 19, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Theatre at the Mount presents “We Will Rock You”, 44 Green St., Gardner MA - We will Rock You takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation…rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance – an alliance of rebel Bohemians. The show will feature many of Queen’s chart-topping hits including “We Will Rock You, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Radio Gaga”, “Another one Bites the Dust”, “We are the Champions” and more. It’s the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don’t miss the party! For tickets visit mwcc.edu
18, 19, Saturday and Sunday – Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival– 10:00-5:00. Join us for one of New England’s longest running juried craft fairs. Crafters cover the common, food tent and raffles help to raise money to fund scholarships for local students to further their education. Admission is Free. Parking is available behind Templeton Center School. For more information visit templetonartsandcraftsfair.com
18, Saturday, Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks 2018! Silver Ranch (Jaffrey Airport) Jaffrey, NH 3:00-10:00 p.m., Get your tickets for this family friendly event! Sowa entertainment will be providing music with games for children, line dancing, and more! Skydivers! Food trucks! Join us for a great time! For tickets and other information visit jaffreyfireworks.com.
18, 19, Saturday and Sunday – 11thAnnual Hudson-Concord Elks Balloon and Blues Festival 2018, 5:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:30-7:30 a.m., Sunday - This year marks the Eleventh Anniversary of the Hudson Balloon Festival and we want you to come and celebrate with us! Three bands, food trucks, vendors and of course the balloons will make this year a can't- miss event. Tickets are only $5 for the mornings and only $10 for Saturday afternoon through the evening. We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses that support us and help to grow the Hudson, Massachusetts community.99 Park St., Hudson MA – For more information visit hudsonelksballoonfestival.com
19, Sunday – Frederick Historic Piano Collection presents Gary Capozzielo on violin, Cihan Yucel on piano, and Ignacy Gaydamovich on cello to play Debussy's Piano Trio in G, and Schubert's Piano Trio in Eb. 4:00 p.m. They also plan to set up a small exhibit of paintings by Alexey Naumovich Neyman. Performance will take place at the Historical Piano Study Center, 30 Main St. Ashburnham. Seating is limited. For more information about the musicians please visit frederickcollection.org or call 988-827-6262.
19, Sunday – Ashburnham FREE Summer Concert Series at Winchester Park, 32 Main St (Behind Town Hall) – 5:00-7:00 p.m., Come listen to some great music while the children play in the playground.
19, Sunday – The Bull Run presents, Ann Hampton Callaway: Jazz Goes to the Movies– The show explores the fascinating ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories. The playlist includes, “Taking a Chance on Love”; “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”; “This Time the Dream’s on Me”; “As Time Goes By”; and many others. For tickets and more information visit bullrunrestaurant.com.