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Fugitive Swing Dance (& Instruction)

Fugitive Swing Dance

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Event Details

Swing dance is alive and well at Sanctuary in Maynard. Though Fugitive and Sanctuary have hosted countless events that have spotlighted some of the area’s great swing players, now it’s official. This one is for both experienced dancers and swing dance wannabes. Sanctuary, a recently converted church, features a full stage, an enormous dance floor, and one of the best bars west of Boston.

INSTRUCTORS TONY & AURELIE TYE

The first hour will feature instruction by two of the area’s finest performer/instructors. Tony and Aurelie Tye met as beginner dancers in Boston in 1990, first experienced Lindy Hop in 1992 and have been hooked ever since! They have taught at workshops and dance events throughout the East Coast from Maine to Florida. With their own “Hop to the Beat Dance Studio,” much of their energy has focused on their local scene. Regularly teaching classes since 1995, they’re as passionate about sharing the joy of dancing as when they first began. They’ve hosted the monthly “Uptown Swing Dance” for over 20 years, as well as special weekend events with international instructors. Since 1997 they’ve run the annual week-long “Beantown Camp,” bringing together Lindy Hoppers from around the world.

EDDIE SCHEER’S SWINGING ALL STARS

Cameleon Eddie Scheer is a Sanctuary favorite, gracing us with his vocal and drumming talents with a variety of groups and styles. He has been a fixture on the New England swing scene for more than 25 years. Whether with his jump blues band The Love Dogs, the 20-piece Compaq Big Band, or various smaller ensembles, his big voice and solid drumming have kept hearts beating and feet moving wherever he plays. The Swinging All Stars is a new unit featuring some of the best musicians in Boston — leaning toward the lighter, jazzy side of swing, but still with a deep connection to and reverence for the blues.

Doors open: 6:30pm • Dance instruction: 7–8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets$20/Advance, $25/door

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Welcome to the ballroom!

If you’re a fan of “Dancing with the Stars” the Avalon Dance Productions spring showcase is a must see experience. Performed on the beautiful dance floor of the Sanctuary, the show will feature a variety of ballroom styles from the cha-cha and swing to the tango and quickstep. The theme is “Hereos and Villains.”

Avalon will be featuring its own student body and performers from other studios. Among these accomplished dancers are individuals who excel both at local and national levels of competition.

The event will be judged by :

Marianne Nicole :

Marianne’s titles include; United States Rising Star American Style Champion, Undefeated United States Theater Arts Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire Theatrical Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire International Latin Champion, World Latin Representative. She is a World Class Adjudicator & Coach, and Co Organizer of the Capitol Dancesport Championships. 

And 

Charlotte Jorgensen:

Charlotte is a former World, British Open, and European Professional Standard Finalist as well as a World Amateur and Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion who, during her competitive career, was widely considered to be the best female Standard dancer in the world.

Hosted by:

PBS America’s Ballroom Challenge MC, John De Palma.

Music provided by DJ Dan Wilson. 

Avalon’s principal, Peter Walker is certified as a Fellow in International Ballroom, International Latin, American Ballroom, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and is also a Championship Adjudicator. He is currently teaching Pro-Am students, coaching Amateur and Professional couples, and judging competitions across the US. 

For more information about Peter and Avalon Dance Productions, please visit:  www.avalondanceproductions.com.

Doors open: 12:30pm • Performance: 1pm–4pm

Tickets: $30/Online Only (sales end at 11am on show date)

Full bar

Buffet of light fare is included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring food/snacks of your own as well.  Click here for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

 

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Danielle M & The Glory Junkies is lead by Boston singer/songwriter-guitarist Danielle Miraglia (2020 Billboard Blues Charts, 2021 New England Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year).  Their sound combines the blues rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle’s signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.

The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own musical heroes — The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin etc. — with bandmates Laurence Scudder (Ryan Montbleau Band, Spotted Tiger), Erik White (The Brothers McCann), Jim Larkin (Jesse Dee Band), and Chris Anzalone (Room Full of Blues, Juliana Hatfield).

“The first time that I saw one of her live shows, Danielle Miraglia’s intoxicating brand of hot bluesy music, built on an underpinning of scorching guitar riffs, melted the chill off the bitter cold New England winter night in an instant. Truth be told, I don’t believe that there’s an audience anywhere who wouldn’t be blown.” — Paul Collins, Nashua Telegraph

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door

Myanna’s All-Star Band

Myanna’s All-Star Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Legendary Boston-based saxophonist Myanna has invited some very talented collaborators to join her on the Sanctuary stage.

Myanna, one of the hottest saxophonists around, plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Featuring her soulful sounds, versatility, and unique arrangements, she performs regularly in clubs and concert halls with her own group, with the Love Dogs, and as a featured artist in a number of highly-regarded bands. She has won awards for Best Jazz Artist several times from both the Boston Music Awards and The Boston Phoenix readers poll. Myanna has recorded three or her own CDs, is featured on multiple recordings with The Love Dogs and as a side player on many other recordings.

Cassandre McKinley started a career in film and television as a kid and by 16, she had already signed with a New York talent agent. McKinley is best known for her powerhouse voice and stylistic versatility and ability to cross genres effortlessly. She is renowned for her spirited and emotional performances with a presence on stage that is exuberant and passionate yet warm and disarming. She has shared the stage, and in some cases, recorded with greats such as Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Duke Levine, Dave Mattacks, Dick Johnson (Artie Shaw Orchestra), Clay Osborne, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Jerry Portnoy (Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters), the legendary Herb Pomeroy and others. McKinley has toured nationally and overseas and her music can be heard on over 500 national and international radio stations, cable and internet music outlets including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora and XM Radio.

Dave Limina is a contemporary pianist, Hammond organist, keyboardist, composer, producer, educator, and chair of the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music. He has performed or recorded with such notable artists as the award-winning Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Gloria Estefan, Pee Wee Ellis, Martha Reeves, Brooke Benton, Scott Hamilton, Ernie Watts, Lori McKenna, Fred Wesley, Joey DeFrancesco, Mighty Sam McClain, Lenny Pickett, Hamish Stuart, Steve Forbert, Courage Brothers, and many more. He served as the keyboardist and conductor for the first national touring company of the Broadway musical, Rent and has been a session keyboardist appearing on hundreds of recordings and film soundtracks.

Guitarist Mike Mele has spent the last 30 years performing with many jazz and blues greats, including Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Tony Monaco, Bill Pierce, Joe Hunt, Barry Ries, Marty Rowen, and Melvin Sparks. Mike has been a member of the Ken Clark Organ Trio, and recorded the albums Eternal Funk and Mutual Respect for the distinguished Severn Records label. Mike was also a long-standing member of Michelle Willson’s Evil Gal Festival Orchestra, toured North America and Europe, and released the critically acclaimed album Wake-Up Call for Rounder Records.

Drummer and vocalist Eddie Scheer has been one of the pillars of the Boston Blues/R&B scene for over 20 years. As the leader of his award winning band The Love Dogs, he’s toured the U.S. and Europe and recorded four critically acclaimed CDs. He’s played with virtually every top level musician in the Northeast at one time or another, and has hosted his “Tuesday Night Allstars” series in Brighton for over a decade. His encyclopedic repertoire is surpassed only by his big smile and love of entertaining.

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets: $20/Advance • $25/door

Soul Function Boston

Soul Function Boston

Get into the groove with Soul Function Boston on March 30th! 

Soul Function Boston is a 9-piece band of veteran musicians that have their background in everything from Rock, to Classical, to Ska, to Reggae, to Funk and R & B. With a tight horn section, powerful vocals & guitars that perform a wide range of songs from Chicago, Tower of Power and Bruno Mars hits to classic Stevie Wonder cuts and just ab out everything in between. Soul Function Boston’s funk-infused R&B tunes will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Get your groove on!

www.soulfunctionboston.com

https://www.facebook.com/soulfunctionboston/

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets $20 advance / $25 door

Note: Due to the band’s popularity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your spot. Standing room only conditions may apply.

The Petty Larceny Band – Tribute to the music of Tom Petty

The Petty Larceny Band – Tribute to the music of Tom Petty

The Petty Larceny Band is a group of seasoned musicians runnin’ down their dream to bring you all your favorite Tom Petty songs & more … and they’re coming back to Sanctuary!

For more than a decade, the Petty Larceny Band has been bringing the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to life throughout New England. Winners of two consecutive Worcester Music Awards as “Best Tribute Band,” Petty Larceny also covers songs from the Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch, and Stevie Nicks. Petty Larceny plays all your favorites — from “Free Fallin’” to “Runnin’ Down a Dream” to “American Girl” — meaning the only crime would be to miss this band!

  • Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door
  • Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Note: Due to the band’s popularity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your spot. Standing room only conditions may apply.

Neon Wave Band – 80’s New Wave Tribute Band

Neon Wave Band – 80’s New Wave Tribute Band

THEY’RE BACK! Get ready to step into a neon time machine and travel back to the raddest decade of all time! On March 22nd, Sanctuary is proud to present New England’s ultimate blast from the past – Neon Wave Band, your number one 80’s New Wave Tribute Band!

The band dresses and sounds just like the popular 80’s New Wave artists from top MTV videos. Wear your best 80’s themed costume or neon colors and get ready for a surprise during “Sunglasses at Night” that will have you glowing! Create new memories to unforgettable songs as you’re taken back to your favorite decade. Neon Wave brings an electrifying experience filled with high energy talent and songs that you can dance to all night long.

Artists they perform:

Duran Duran, The Human League, The B52’s, The Bangles, Depeche Mode, Culture Club, The Go-Go’s, David Bowie, Blondie, The Cure, Howard Jones, Madonna, ‘Til Tuesday, A Flock of Seagulls, INXS, New Order, Simple Minds, The Fixx, Roxette, The Romantics, Berlin, Kim Wilde, Corey Hart, Animotion, O.M.D., The Outfield, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, Real Life, Talk Talk, Nik Kershaw, The Motels, Tears For Fears, Erasure, The Psychedelic Furs, Kate Bush, Rick Astley, Cyndi Lauper, Divinyls and so much more!

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door

5 O’Clock Shadow

 5 O’Clock Shadow

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Event Details

At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing, and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed performances. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious!

They performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and were the Harmony Sweepstakes Boston Regional Champions. They have toured in the US, Europe, and Asia, and have performed with The Boston Pops, Aaron Neville, Patty LaBelle, Cool and the Gang, and James Brown. VH1 labeled this group as “the best undiscovered vocal band,” and Instant Magazine wrote, “these guys take the ‘art form’ of a cappella music to a new jaw-dropping level . . . what ‘true’ alternative means.”

Dan Lennon (tenor); Joln Lavalley (tenor); Paul Pampinella (baritone); Caleb Whelden (tenor); Judd Tomaselli (bass); Scott Cobban (baritone/vocal percussion)

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets: $20/online, $25/door

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

Soul City Valentine’s Dance Party

Soul City Valentine’s Dance Party

After an unforeseen cancellation of their sold out show a few months back, Soul City is back and ready to set the stage on fire with a Valentine’s Dance Party like no other! Join us for a night of soulful tunes, a $45 ticket that includes a champagne toast, and an array of Valentine’s sweets, making this rescheduled performance an unforgettable celebration of love and music.

Soul City has one motto: You will dance. Resistance is futile.

Soul City is a Boston-based wedding band that has been entertaining audiences in New England since 1988. Led by vocalist Natalie Antell, this Latina and female-owned 10-piece band delivers a rich and unique sound that guarantees a packed dance floor at every performance. With a captivating front line consisting of three horns and three vocalists, Soul City creates an electrifying experience that will keep you on your feet.

Unlike most bands, every member of Soul City plays a major role in their performances. From the horns dancing along to choreography that matches the vocalists, to the band constantly working on new music and ideas, their chemistry on stage is undeniable. The band’s dedication and tight-knit bond have led them to create original funk fusion songs and aspire to put together an Earth Wind & Fire tribute concert in the future.

With a lineup that includes Natalie Antell, John Grant, Ashley-Sarah LaRocque, Tucker Antell, Jim Clark, Chris Gagne, Adriel Ferguson, Chris Vaillancourt, Santiago Bosch, and Yaman Akdogan, Soul City boasts a wealth of talent and experience. Whether they’re performing at weddings, private events, or notable venues like TD Garden and Fenway Park, this band is known for delivering unforgettable performances that you won’t want to miss.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $45 advance / $50 door

Note: Due to the band’s popularity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your spot. Standing room only conditions may apply.