September News

*** Summer review: What a great summer full of music! Here are just a few paths we crossed… Make Music Day Boston, Live at Hale with Zack Bolles, John Hanson & Calvin Maustellar, Acosutic Sessions with Pete LaGrange, Drunk Olympics w/ Cold Car, Melrose Music Fest. w/ the Peter Parcek Trio plus the J. Van Cleave band & more, Melrose Summer Stroll w/ Sam Chetkin, Jesse DeLaurier, Joe Mulholland, Shakey Jake, Leah & Timko, plus Bill & Sammy McQuaid, Melrose Farmer’s Market , Boston Calling Block Parties w/ East Coast Soul, Nonplussed, Gold Velvet Sofa, Bourbon Chasers, The Almighty Buck, Rob Pagnano, Timko & Bolles, and how about the growing environment of local area Porchfests!?!


*** Melrose Porchfest is seeking more musicians! Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2-6pm

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Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 


Friday, Sept. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA


10:00 - Chris Steele

Chris Steele (who also records as part of Tunnel 18), is a Massachusetts-based songwriter, singer, and rock musician.  Chris’ music comes from a love of classic rock, influenced by 90’s grunge and post-grunge, and then filtered through the mind of a poet who travels too much. Links to music can be found at:  The Songs, Albums, and Stuff (Media)


11:00 - TimKo & Co. 

TimKo & Co. 

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!



Thursday,  Sept. 26th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

Hosted by Tim Ko.


9pm - TimKo & Co.  plus featured performer!

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!





*** Bourbon Chasers

Sept. 21st, 12-4pm in Mattapan

Celebrating Norfolk Hardware’s 85th Anniversary!

In honor of the 85th year of this family-owned business, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center will celebrate with a very special event at our newly remodeled hardware store!

Party Details:

Where: Norfolk Hardware, 981 Morton Street, Boston, MA

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

Party Details: The family-friendly event will have live music featuring the Bourbon Chasers, BBQ provided by Celebrity Chef Pitmaster Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop restaurants, will include special appearances and local celebrities and be hosted and emceed by Billy Costa of Kiss 108FM and NESN.

Cost: FREE!

In addition, you can also look for many activities that the whole family can enjoy:

  • party games
  • craft tables
  • a dunk tank
  • cornhole
  • lawn games



*** Idle Hands Brewery Oktoberfest featuring TimKo and The Almighty Buck

September 14th, Event is noon - 10pm. 

Commercial St. Malden, MA

Daigle’s Beer Hall Boys • The Almighty Buck

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen • Swissbäkers • Wild Fox

$10 at the door, includes a souvenir stein and your first pour.
Kids 12 and under permitted up until 6pm. Only service animals allowed.


*** Chili Cook Off Charity Event w/ Local Live Music

October 19th, 5-8pm

at Melrose Memorial Hall

590 Main St., Melrose MA



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MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

starts 8:30pm


TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

starts 8:30pm




July News

Melrose Music Festival - Saturday, July 27th, 2:00-7:00pm


The Melrose Music Festival (formerly the Four Corners Music Festival) returns on July 27 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. The MMF is a family-friendly, outdoor event which will feature TWO STAGES of local musicians from all age groups, highlighted by the Peter Parcek Trio.


Peter Parcek’s daring, incendiary and soulful style is a distinctive hybrid. He weaves rock, gypsy-jazz, country, folk, and blues—especially blues—into a tapestry of melody, harmony, and daredevil solos that push those styles to their limits without sacrificing the warmth of his own personality.


Other performers include: Jeremy Van Cleave, Artisan Cheese, Salinger, Sam Chetkin, Molly Corr, Jesse DeLaurier, Eddie Miller, Samantha Zysk, Broken Leg Productions Casts, Sammy McQuaid and Ray Kochanski.


Starting at 2:00 p.m., bring a blanket, lawn chairs, cooler, and the family for an enjoyable day of local live music at the Cabbage Patch field, located in front of the Middle School at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. There will be several fun bands as well as individual performances from talented Melrose residents of all ages. A community art project will lead by Follow Your Art Community Studios. Concessions and children’s activities will also be on hand!


This event is a great way to help connect neighborhoods while also further supporting our fine arts community. The Melrose Music Festival is sponsored by the City of Melrose and Waste Management Inc.


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***The event is Light Rain or Shine.


Melrose Music Festival

Saturday, July 27th


360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

Light Rain or Shine



The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor The Residence at Melrose Station - Melrose, MA bring you the Seventh Annual Summer Stroll!


With support from the City of Melrose, the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, and our 2019 Music Sponsors, Bell & Izzi, LLC, Eastern Bank-Melrose, Evolved Mechanical LLC, Juliet & Co. - Compass and Melrose Glass Co Inc, Main Street and part of Essex Street in Downtown Melrose will be closed to vehicles, creating a spacious pedestrian walkway. You are invited to take some time to stroll and discover what makes Downtown Melrose so special.


Patronize your favorite restaurants and retailers, while visiting ones that are new to you! Restaurants will sell and serve food and beverages on the sidewalk, while local merchants and businesses will offer snacks, specials and sales at their stores.


There will be multiple, live musical performances in different locations by area musicians and a magical illusionist who will entertain the crowds.

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