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Rolling Nectar & Confounded Bridge – The Music of Led Zeppelin

Rolling Nectar & Confounded Bridge – The Music of Led Zeppelin

Get ready for a night of soul-infused rock and an electrifying Zeppelin tribute! Rolling Nectar brings gritty, powerful melodies, while Confounded Bridge delivers an impassioned homage to Led Zeppelin’s legendary sound. Get ready to be immersed in a blend of melodic grooves, raw energy, and timeless rock classics!

Rolling Nectar – is a Boston based trio that delivers a gritty powerful soul rock sound in a tightly polished set of melodic grooves and riffs. Founded by Kevin James Graham (Kj, Kg, ) on lead vocals/guitar , the band includes Fred Leary (“Freddy”) on bass/vocals  and John O’Malley  (John)  on drums/vocals. Rolling Nectar has opened for both regional and national acts such as Foghat, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Rusted Root. They’re a band that seeks to be heard and leave it all on the stage when they’re done.  March 2022 they released their first debut EP Titled “Sassafras River”.

Confounded Bridge embodies the essence of classic rock through their impassioned tribute to Led Zeppelin’s legendary music. Born from the dedication of six talented musicians, including drummer Alec Antobenedetto from The Peacheaters, the band’s commitment to authenticity and precision stands paramount. Led by Jeffrey Baker’s captivating vocals and bolstered by Rick “The Senator” Goode’s encyclopedic musical knowledge, Jody Briggs’ keyboard artistry, Jay Tullio’s versatile guitar and mandolin skills, Victor Comolli’s precise bass playing, and Antobenedetto’s drumming finesse, Confounded Bridge navigates the intricate nuances of Zeppelin’s repertoire. With each show, Confounded Bridge creates an inclusive atmosphere, uniting devoted followers and newcomers alike in an exhilarating tribute to the unparalleled music of Led Zeppelin.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door

Zen Cowboy featuring Tom Yates

Zen Cowboy featuring Tom Yates

Zen Cowboy Featuring Tom Yates:

A Dance Festival of the Heart through Rock & Americana! 

*Tom Yates–Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals, Composer*

*Nate Gerry-Bass Vocals  *Ric Maure-Keyboards *Doug Lippencott-Drums and Percussion


The Evening’s Sounds:

Come to listen or dance to an eclectic mix of rock, country, blues, Tex-Mex, New Orleans, and Tom Yates originals. Look forward to a creative ensemble with great vocals and solos on: Traffic, The Band, Texas Tornados, The Meters, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix…

Who are Zen Cowboy?                                                                                                                            

Tom Yates—bandleader, vocal and lead electric guitar–is inspired first by the rhythmic groove and down-home voice of American roots music. Tom has performed and recorded in the genres of: rock, country, blues, R&B, soul, Motown, funk, folk, New Orleans, bluegrass, and gospel. His compositions in the rock and country vein have won awards and been aired on television dramas. In 2008, Tom Yates was named “New England King of the Blues” by the Guitar Centers of America.

Tom has shared the stage with a range of talented artists, including: Charles Neville, The Monkees, Ray Davies of The Kinks, George Leh, Ronnie Earl, Tony Wilson (AKA Young James Brown), Dave Maxwell of Muddy Waters Band, The Cars, The Flamingos, J Geils, Dick Curless, Tina Welch, John Lincoln Wright, Three Dog Night, The Cars, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Glen Leonard and The Temptations, the Ladies of The Supremes, etc. Tom Yates has toured with numerous ensembles in the U.S. and Canada. He has played regularly at: Boston’s Hatch Shell, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lizard Lounge, Kirkland Café, The Bull Run, the Regent Theater, the Acton Jazz Café, TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick), New England’s music-theater venues, festivals…

Doug Lippencott on drums and percussion is a graduate of the New England Conservatory. He has performed with many of the area’s leading orchestras including the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops Orchestras. Doug’s talents have taken him beyond the concert stage into the world of jazz, pop, R&B, and rock. He has had the pleasure of “gigging” with greats such as: Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Gil Evans, Johnny Mathis, Yes, Deep Purple, Brian Wilson, Kansas, the Moody Blues, and more. Doug has been on drums and percussion in the pit orchestras for countless productions staged at the Huntington Theater, the Wang, the Colonial Theater, the Opera House, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Boston Lyric Stage.

Ric Maure on keyboards is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Ric is a consummate Jazz musician with deep roots in the rhythms and melodies of Americana infused with a cool sense of comedy.

Nate Gerry on bass, vocals and flute is a self-taught phenome, a singer-songwriter, and “jack” of Americana and contemporary pop sounds. Nate’s wild-yet-easygoing groove together with his clear and beautiful voice will strike your heart open.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door

Concert: School of Rock End of Season Show: Day 1

Concert: School of Rock End of Season Show: Day 1

The School of Rock will be returning to Sanctuary for their End of Season show! Come see these talented students perform live, featuring the following lineup:

Wednesday Rock 101

Monday Rock 101

Van Halen

Thursday Rock 101

Aretha Franklin

Doors and show start at 12:30 PM

This event is free and all-ages are welcome!

The Ronan Fund Music Jam Fundraiser

The Ronan Fund Music Jam

A live music event celebrating the dreamers of dreams

The Ronan Fund Music Jam is a night of live music, celebration and joy. In its third year, the Jam takes place on what would be Ronan’s 20th birthday. What better way to celebrate than with the love and generosity of friends, family and community?

This year’s Jam will feature performances by many of Ronan’s talented music collaborators. Some of your favorites will be back. And some new artists will hit the stage.

All proceeds will benefit The Ronan Fund, which sponsors graduating high school seniors who choose to bypass college in pursuit of a trade or a dream. We are honored to carry on Ronan’s name in a way that we believe he would love. We can’t wait to see you there.

Get your tickets in advance, as we expect this one to sell out!

Tickets: $15 (Students)  $25 (Adults) (+fees)

Doors Open  at 7 PM 

Event Starts at 7:30 PM

JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Last Thanksgiving eve, JP’s All-Star Band sold out the room, helping a bunch of folks jump-start the holiday spirit.

British guitarist Jeff Purchon and his all-star band bring their special brand of soul, blues, and funk — with a side order of rock — to life, rousing a crowd to their feet and leaving them wanting more.

Traditionally known as Black & Orange Night inMaynard, the night before Thanksgiving is a great time to reunite with old friends who are home for the holidays. Join us as we kick off the long weekend with Jeff Purchon and Friends live at Sanctuary!” The band will cover a wide range of songs from soul to funk to rock to blues to pop and back again, all aimed at getting you on your feet and losing those pounds before you put them back on again.

Jeff Purchon has performed with some of music’s greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

His band features nine-pieces with two female singers; Stax recording artist Suzanne Buell, and the Award-winning Vicki Zelski. Boston’s own Michael Payette, who possesses a range and voice that can cover any song from Michael McDonald to Stevie Wonder, is the lead male vocalist. The world-class rhythm section includes New York’s Ron Pastore on bass, keyboard wizard Mike Valdez, Berklee Alumni Philip Antionades on drums, and Percussionist Hal Denham. The lineup is rounded out with ace saxophonist Brad Kohl.

JP & Friends will rock your butts off with a variety of music that hits everyone’s sweet spot, with classics old and new. They play a multitude of private gigs and have won a Gold Award as one of the best performing bands on their agency’s roster. Come on down and boogie out.

Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

Tickets $20/advance, $25/door

Concert: James Montgomery Band

Concert: James Montgomery Band

Sanctuary is thrilled to welcome back the electrifying James Montgomery Band for a much-anticipated return performance!

The James Montgomery Band is a legendary musical group that has been a prominent fixture in the music industry for over four decades. Led by the charismatic and talented James Montgomery himself, the band has mesmerized audiences around the world with their electrifying performances and soulful blend of blues, rock, and jazz. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, the James Montgomery Band emerged during the vibrant music scene of the 1970s and quickly gained recognition for their powerful live shows and remarkable musicianship.

Over the years, the James Montgomery Band has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, and Bruce Springsteen, to name just a few. Their dynamic sound, highlighted by James Montgomery’s signature harmonica skills and soulful vocals, has captivated audiences in renowned music venues and festivals across the United States and beyond. With a discography that boasts numerous critically acclaimed albums, the band has continued to evolve and push boundaries, always delivering an unforgettable experience to their devoted fan base. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, experiencing the James Montgomery Band live is an absolute must for any music enthusiast looking for a captivating and soul-stirring performance.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door

Rock Against Cancer (Cancelled)

Rock Against Cancer will feature four local bands that play a mixture of classic rock and party music, and there will also be food, drinks, and a raffle.

Tickets $30

Rock against Cancer is designed to support Dawn’s Dream Fund. This fund was created to ease the burden of cancer for Emerson Hospital Cancer Center patients and their caregivers by providing financial assistance for food, medicine, and transportation to and from the hospital on treatment days. In addition, the fund has paid for comfort items, including bags for new cancer patients containing items such as lip balm, hand sanitizer, blankets, and water bottles.

The Fat City Band

Now in their 5th decade, The Fat City Band has had the good fortune to be able to write, record, and perform a unique style of Blues, Roadhouse Rock, Jazz, and New Orleans Style R&B for their fans and friends alike.

Although some of the faces have changed over the years, The Fat City Band remain committed to one idea…

“Music Should Be Fun”.


Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm

Tickets $15 (Advance)  $20 (Door)