Franklin Concerts on the Common to Start July 11

J.D. O’Gara
Issue Date: 
July, 2018
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Franklin Concerts on the Common will continue for the 2018 season, with a change in chairpersons from Barbara Rondeau to Penny Tanaglia. The summertime evening concerts are funded through the generosity of the Franklin Cultural Council (funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council), local businesses, patrons and residents. The free concerts offer a wide variety of musical groups for young and old alike.
The fun for the whole family generally takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights, with children’s programs as an introduction to the bigger acts, from 6-6:30 p.m. where noted. In the event of rain, concerts are held at St. Mary’s/Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School across the street from the common.
This year’s lineup includes, so far:
July 11
The Sharon Band
Children’s performer Rob Peters, the Bubble Man
July 18
The Frank Padula Band
Children’s performer storyteller Marty Levin
July 25
Electric Youth
August 1
Mike Rutkowski
August 8
Matt Zajac & Friends
Children’s performer Elaine Kessler