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Assabet Co-op Dance Party Fundraiser!

Join us for a Co-op Dance Party Fundraiser in Maynard!
All are welcome for a fun night of music, dancing, raffle items, and light refreshments. We’ll provide updates on our store’s construction, fundraising, and all the exciting progress happening as we get ready to open our community-owned grocery store. This is a free event – optional cover at the door.
RSVP now by clicking here – https://www.eventbrite.com/…/dance-party-fundraiser… – and we’ll see you at the Co-op Dance Party!

Island Transformation organized by Maynard Tree Corps

Maynard’s First Ever Week of Trees! Celebrating Maynard’s downtown native street arboretum.

Earth Day to Arbor Day, April 22 – April 29, 2023

ISLAND TRANSFORMATION – This project is funded by a One Tree Planted grant awarded to the Maynard Tree Corps.

Join us for an Island Transformation where we will plant a tree in the municipal parking lot on Summer St. across from the Maynard Fine Arts Theatre!

Maynard Tree Corps is dedicated to promoting a healthy and diverse population of native trees for the benefit of people today and into the future. Our volunteers plant, protect, and maintain public shade trees in town. Maynard Tree Corps also encourages planting native tree species on private and public lands.

Join us! MaynardTreeCorps@gmail.com

The Taste in Motion 2023!

The Taste in Motion 2023! 

Sponsored by the Maynard Education Foundation

The Taste in Motion is an around-the-town sampling experience. Meet us in the Mill & Main parking lot on Main St to buy your wristband and start eating your way around downtown.
With a map in hand, explore our local eateries, sampling their foods, checking out their menus, and meeting with the dedicated owners and staff. Vote on your favorites to show your support. Enjoy great live entertainment and check out all of the raffle prizes available at the MEF tent in the Mill & Main parking lot!
This event is made possible for our sponsors, the restaurants, and folks like you who donate to MEF. All funds raised will go towards the grant programs that support Maynard Public Schools.
Check back here or follow MEF on FB and watch for upcoming posts regarding the many participating restaurants and how to buy tickets!

FAMILY FUN DAY sponsored by the Friends of Maynard Seniors

Save the Date!

FAMILY FUN DAY sponsored by the Friends of Maynard Seniors

Check back for details…

The primary purpose of the Friends of Maynard Seniors, Inc. is to enhance the financial and operational support of for the work of the Maynard Council on Aging.

Concert: Bruce Marshall Group with BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways

Bruce Marshall Group with BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

We’re thrilled to bring Bruce Marshall and BJ Magoon back to the Sanctuary stage. They both have a long tradition of performing in the area — especially Maynard!

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Marshall has been a full-time musician his entire adult life with over 9,000 shows to his credit. He has opened for more than 200 national acts including James Brown, BB King, Chicago, The Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Gregg Allman, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Commander Cody, Kenny Loggins, Ginger Baker, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Joe Cocker.

With an affinity early on for blues, rock and ’60s pop, Marshall honed his chops in the gin mills of New England, starting with Whitecap, a popular area band that gigged nonstop for seven years. He put out his first album with his band, The Clue, in ’87 and went national with guitarist Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker guitarist/founder) in ’89, touring the US with Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Outlaws.

With many awards to his credit, in 2018, Marshall created his seventh record, “Borrowed Time,” to rave reviews.

Bruce Marshall (lead vocals, guitar, dobro), David Cournoyer (guitars, vocals), Steve Roberge (sax, harmonica, vocals), Glenn DiTommaso (bass), Pete Premo (drums)

BJ Magoon grew up in Acton and has been performing since his teens. At a ripe young age, BJ joined blues guitarist Luther “Georgia Boy” Johnson, a recent transplant from blues legend Muddy Water’s Band which led to performances with Muddy Waters and James Cotton, among others. In the ’80s, BJ formed Driving Sideways, whose repertoire of roots-based music includes Blues, Roots-Country Rock, Swing andSoul (with an emphasis on the groove). Over the years, he has opened for Bo Diddley, Delbert McClinton, Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Mack, The Holmes Brothers, Kenny Neal, Albert Collins, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard & The Pleasure Kings, and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters. In the ’90s, BJ produced and hosted a weekly radio show, “Blues On The Ceiling” and, for 14 years, he hosted the popular, weekly “Thursday Night Blues Jam” at The Acton Jazz Cafe.

BJ Magoon (vocals/guitar), Gary Jenkins (bass/vocals), Michael Avery (drums/vocals), with guest performer Tom Yates (lead guitar/vocal)

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

Concert: The Fat City Band

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 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door

Concert: Toni Lynn Washington

Concert: Toni Lynn Washington Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Ms. Toni Lynn Washington, Boston’s “Queen of the Blues” will be performing with an all-star band, featuring some of New England’s best and most well-known musicians and entertainers. Raised in a procession of gospel choirs in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Toni Lynn performed with classic R&B artists like Sam and Dave and Jackie Wilson throughout the South in her youth. A stirring vocalist, she will make you melt one minute, and have you on your feet testifying the next. And as if that ain’t enough, she’s one of the warmest and most engaging performers you will ever see! Toni Lynn has been a multiple Blues Music Award winner. She is a national treasure who was recently commended by US Senator Ed Markey for her service as a Blues Ambassador.

Tonight’s MC is drummer and vocalist Eddie Scheer, 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 more than a decade. His encyclopedic repertoire is surpassed only by his big smile and love of entertaining.

Johnny Blue Horn has entertained countless fans of music in Boston and the Northeast region for many years. He has since become a double-barreled performer as both a trumpeter and vocalist encompassing a varied range of musical styles, from gritty Memphis R&B to rhythmic New Orleans second-line jazz; from swingin’ Kansas City blues to heartfelt ’70s soul.

Mario Perrett has been known for years as one of Boston’s most moving and soulful, saxophonists/vocalists. His blues-driven, funky sax has been in demand in studios and live settings all over New England. He has performed at nightclubs and music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe and has recorded with a number of national and regional artists including Luther “Guitar Johnson” Jr., Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Mighty Sam McLain, Joe Louis Walker. and The Love Dogs. Mario is currently touring with the up and coming Dwayne Haggins Band.

Mike Williams is a virtuoso jazz and blues guitarist who has recorded and toured with top-level artists such as the Grammy-winning James Cotton Blues Band, David “Fathead” Newman, Mighty Sam McClain, and David Maxwell, to name just a few. Williams is a professor at Berklee College of Music specializing in a mix of blues and jazz styles, and has traveled to Europe and South America on many occasions as a clinician and performer for the college.

Johnny Juxo is a one-of-a-kind keyboardist, vocalist, storyteller, and accordion player. His two most recent releases, Long Distance Driver and Get Off My Lawn have garnered awards and both popular and critical acclaim. He’s one of the most in-demand performers in New England and can be seen performing all over the Northeast with Lisa Marie, Racky Thomas’ Traveling Medicine Show, The Gin Boys, The Doghouse All Stars, and many others.

Steve Monahan is one of the busiest freelance bass players in and around the Boston area. Holding down the bottom end with such groups as Fandango featuring Fred Griffiths and the Diane Blue Band, he keeps things groovin’ with a warm sound and a swinging feel. He’s been gigging with Toni Lynn Washington on and off since the ’80s. He’s also been known to sing a Johnny Cash song or two every now and then.

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

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

Tickets$20/Advance, $25/door

Concert: R.D. King with Walter Rodriguez

R.D. King with Walter Rodriguez Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

R.D. King is an award-winning composer and performer of instrumental acoustic guitar music. Captivating and energetic on stage, he blends traditional fingerstyle techniques with guitar pyrotechnics to create cinematic and evocative music. King has placed in numerous competitions for songwriting and performance, including as the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and as a finalist for the 2023 International Acoustic Music Awards (Instrumental Category). He draws inspiration from his educational work as a UMass Boston Associate Lecturer, JamPlay.com instructor, and TEDx Cambridge performer. Tonight, King performs work from his latest solo guitar project Songs of Spring, the triumphant final installment in the Seasons tetralogy.

Multi-media artist/musician Walter Rodriguez delights and soothes audiences with his unique fusion of contemporary songwriting and classical guitar techniques creating transcendental musical experiences. First prize winner of the Boston Conservatory Classical Guitar Competition, Walter’s songs and instrumental compositions traverse alternative acoustic, classical, and film-music genres and have been used as accompaniment in a variety of commercials, movies (“Shades of Ray” starring Zachary Levi), and MTV network specials. His various music/art projects include an alternative acoustic folk quartet (Walter & the Night Owls), a field recording project of soundscapes, and an upcoming new project exploring instrumental sounds immersed in natural spaces.

Joining Walter tonight, Masami Rodriguez is a violinist and music educator. She has performed in 20-plus countries and has worked on a wide variety of projects with the New England Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, and local bands. She is currently a strings teacher in the Acton/Boxborough elementary schools and a course editor at Berklee College of Music.

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

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

Tickets: $15/Advance, $20/door

First Thursdays: Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers featuring Cheryl Aruda

Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers featuring Cheryl Aruda

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

The Sanctuary stage will be hosting a band of Boston music legends on the first Thursday of the month through June. In April, Cheryl Aruda will be the featured guest performer.

When Cheryl Aruda was a kid, she crooned into a breadstick in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen, and thus began her career entertaining the masses with music, humor, and give-it-all-you’ve-got energy. A “theater kid” and Berklee grad who honed her craft in dive bars, Cheryl fronts her own group, “Dirty Blonde,” and has been a featured vocalist with blues, soul, and jazz bands on stages throughout New England (for far longer than she cares to admit)! In addition to signature gravelicious vocals and tremendous bandmates, Cheryl’s live performances and her CD, Unrequited Love Songsshowcase her skills as songwriter/lyricist . . . and, on one CD tune, tuba player!

Joe Bargar is a veteran of the New England music scene. Having grown up in Providence, RI, Joe had the opportunity to appear with such legendary acts as Roomful of Blues, Scott Hamilton, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Living in New York City for decades, Joe played with performers including Sly &The Family Stone, Robbie Robertson, blues greats Otis Rush, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son Seals, and John Lee Hooker; and soul masters Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, and Solomon Burke. He can also be heard on several recordings, including those by Diana Ross and “Late Show” bandleader Paul Shaeffer.

Joe Bargar (vocals, keyboard)
Bobby Gus Ledwell (guitar, vocals)
Eddie Scheer (drums,vocals)
Mark Poniatowski (bass, vocals)

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

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

Tickets: $12/advance, $15/door

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg
Writers: Henry Gayden, Chris Morgan, Bill Parker
Stars: Helen Mirren, Zachary Levi, Grace Caroline Currey

For showtimes, trailers and ticket prices
visit https://fineartstheatreplace.com/