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Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 

Lori is a blues, rock, and jazz singer known for her sultry, smoky, and swinging take on classics from the American songbook. She’s joined by the Four Alices, an emerging quartet of established Boston-area musicians: Diane Heffner on sax, clarinet, and chalumeau; Diana Mascari on keys; Tal Shalom-Kobi on upright bass and accordion; and Michelle Hirsch on percussion.

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The Love Dogs
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next,” says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie “Duato” Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

“We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we have a real reverence for the music. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), and Steve Brown (drums, vocals).

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door

Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s Brewery and Restaurant
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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Kemp Harris
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Kemp Harris

Kemp is a storyteller, composer, musician, children’s author, and actor. As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and WGBH public television, and now enjoys making music with his band, “The Kemp Harris Group.” His music has been described as “a thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences.” He has recently been cast in Netflix’s “SMILF.” (Yep, a truly Renaissance man!) But, perhaps most important, he was a 30-plus-year educator of kindergartners and first-graders in Newton.

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440
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

440

440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Benny Goodman — as well as some originals by the band. 440 is lead by violinist Tomoko Iwamoto and features Mark Chenevert on clarinet and tenor sax, Jack Soref on guitar, and Sven Larson on bass.

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Fugitive Productions Presents Mike Payette
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Productions Presents Mike Payette

Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local dance bands in The Gallery at Villageworks. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band and The Response. We’ve also hosted The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides a 15% discount on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

  • The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 15
  • Mike Payette — Friday, October 12
  • Chris Fitz — Saturday, October 27
  • Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, December 1

Tickets on-sale 4-6 weeks prior to the show at Fugitive Productions Ticket Page.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

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Dunham Shoe Factory
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. It is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical, and Indian music. Individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years.

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Chris Fitz Performs Live!
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Fitz Performs Live!

Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local dance bands in The Gallery at Villageworks. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band and The Response. We’ve also hosted The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides a 15% discount on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

  • The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 15
  • Mike Payette — Friday, October 12
  • Chris Fitz — Saturday, October 27
  • Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, December 1

Tickets on-sale 4-6 weeks prior to the show at Fugitive Productions Ticket Page.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

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Myanna
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Myanna

One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists based in Boston, Myanna plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Her music has been described as funky, bluesy, rootsy, and spontaneous. In years past, she performed with the all-female band Lilith, then worked with the Bill Bellamy Project, followed by Girls’ Night Out. She has been playing with local favorite The Love Dogs since the ’90s. Myanna has recorded three CDs for the Bridge City label and has won awards for best jazz artist from both the “Boston Music Awards” and “The Boston Phoenix Readers Poll.”

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The Elements
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Elements

Seth Connolly, Keith Jacques, and Ted Powers haven’t met a song they could not call their own. Great instrumentalists and singers in their own rights, when they come together they create a unique blend — three voices backed by some of the best finger picking around. Most important, there is a joyous energy that is infectious, leaving listeners with long-lasting smiles. They’re just plain fun!

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Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

IN NOVEMBER 2017, JOHNNY HOY SOLD OUT VILLAGEWORKS IN WEST ACTON. Check out what you've been missing or come on back for more (and bring your dancing shoes)! Formed in 1991, the band has released five CDs and performed around the world. Mostly, they’ve appreciated the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard (where most of them live).

“These guys truly hit the nail on the head better than most other pro touring blues/roots bands I've seen. I think a lot has to do with the energy, soul and ability for the band to mix it up — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, good old R&B, Cajun flavored off beat stuff — I love it all.”

JOHNNY juggles a full life that employs his many skills, including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, and farming. Somehow, he manages to do all the gigs, as well. He came to the the Vineyard in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’s and Tom Waits’s shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with President Clinton and Carly Simon, and toured the world with The Nina Simone band — he’s not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass — and it's been that way for over 10 years. They even play as a three-piece without guitar. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.

BUCK SHANK, guitar, long-time member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy, and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

ROBBIE SOLTZ, the drummer, came aboard in 2015 and is a veteran of the Vineyard scene and such bands as Entrain and The Mike Benjamin Band. He’s a strong player and great back-up singer. We’re happy to have him!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS? CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (978) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door (Tickets will be on sale in mid-January)

Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s new brew pub.
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

 

 

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RD King / Walter & The Night Owls
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

RD King / Walter & The Night Owls

RD King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitarist and the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable, and — at times — extraordinary. His debut album, “vs. Self,” was released in 2017. Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015.

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The Big Little Band
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Little Band

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS

QUESTIONS? CONTACT FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313

The Big Little Band plays slick, colorful tunes with a big, fat sound from their usually unusual repertoire of re-imagined standards from the Golden Grooveyard, B-sides. . . tunes with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. All in all — indescribably delicious!

The Biggies are: Jason Eisenberg (guitar/vox), Emilie Faucher (vox/percussion), Al Garay(bass), Jon Golden (drums), Jeff Box (harmonicas/vox/percussion). Plus Special Guests (to be announced).

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

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Bar provided by True West.
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The Response
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

MODERN RETRO ROCK FORGED IN FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY

Featuring Jon Golden (drums), Jic Davis (batar/bass/keyboards), George Middleton(guitar), Mac Ritchey (electric oud/vocals), Emilie Faucher (lead vocals), and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone).

The band’s unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive atmospheric rock, rock/blues, improv, and world influences. With a nod to the classic era of the 70’s and a sound that is both new and yet familiar at the same time, they spin crafted lyrical tales that explore such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch.

The ensemble’s mission is pretty clear — make music together, share it, have fun, and help to foster community through the arts. When they play together, the audience can immediately feel their kinship emanating from the stage, a ­ truly infectious joy that gets you on your feet dancing.

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door

Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Jeff Purchon & Friends
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Purchon & Friends

Jeff Purchon & Friends return to The Gallery at Villageworks.

Jeff 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).

As usual, Jeff will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. Tonight's band features Stax recording artist Suzanne BuellVicki Zelski, and Boston's own Michael Payetteon vocals, Ron Pastore on bass, keyboardist Daniel CoutuPhilip Antionades on drums, andHal Denham on percussion.

Check out Jeff’s video, filmed at Villageworks in December!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7pm.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking Map

$15 online • $18 at the door
Click here to order tickets.

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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HighCamp Band
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

HighCamp Band

HighCamp is a dance and party band playing a compelling mix of high-energy tunes anchored in the club repertoire of the 1980s. While many of HighCamp’s upbeat song choices hail from the ’80s, their song list spans the decades and is guaranteed to get you moving all night long.

The band’s repertoire draws from The B-52s, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, The Clash, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Billy Idol, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Black Keys, Cyndi Lauper, No Doubt, and many more!

HighCamp features John Grosjean (vocals, keyboard, and guitar), Stu Weinreb (guitar and vocals), Al Goray (bass), Cindy Holt (vocals), Caroline Apovian (vocals), and Alan Kramer (drums).

When HighCamp gets it going, they leave nothing in the tank!

DANCE LESSONS: Join us at 6:30pm for a $5 intro dance class with professional instructor Chris Uy. He teaches all levels and styles. Learn some new moves for Halloween!

DINING OFFER: True West offers 10% off food in the Brewery on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12
/online • $15/door
Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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The Response
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

“The Response” plays originals created by Carlisle’s Jic Davis, Jon Golden, George Middleton, and Mac Ritchey, along with bandmate Emilie Faucher of Shirley.

The unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive/atmospheric rock, blues, improvisation, and global influences.

Formed a decade ago as “The Carlisle Organics,” they played self-made instruments created from found objects and recycled materials. Over time, as the band and friendship evolved, they renamed themselves “The Response,” to play for a tribute ceremony in honor of Carlisle ”first responders.”

The group continues its original mission of making music and fostering friendship. Lead singer Faucher is the primary conveyor of the group’s lyrical tales, exploring such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch. Davis plays an instrument of his own invention, the “batar” — an electric guitar/bass hybrid from which much of the band’s signature sound emanates. Ritchey sings and plays the electric oud, a reinvention of the ancient Arabic lute. It is processed through a variety of effects, creating ethereal, atmospheric sound textures. Middleton strums mellifluous, sweet sounds and delivers incisive solos on electric guitar. Golden serves up a labyrinth of percussive styles to complement the core batar/oud/guitar arrangements.

DINING OFFER:  True West offers 10% off food in the Brewery on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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The Love Dogs
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it's THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next," says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie "Duato" Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Jeff Jam Live!
Jun
4
3:30 PM15:30

Jeff Jam Live!

Jeff Jam is coming to West Acton!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Jeff Jam in concert!  Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West.  If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About Jeff Jam

Jeff Jam is a friendly, goofy guy who sings and performs songs for children of all ages. He travels all over Massachusetts, New England, and the world with his acoustic guitar, bringing songs and smiles to children everywhere.

Born in Massachusetts, Jeff Jam grew up watching Sesame Street, reading Dr. Seuss, and listening to The Beatles. Three of his favorite things are books, music and baseball. When he gets to sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame in a library, Jeff Jam is in heaven.

Jeff Jam is a certified Music Together ® teacher, and leads music classes in Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, and Belmont. He has five CDs of music available, including his latest, Snores, a collection of quiet songs for lullaby time. -JeffJam.com

ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today! 

Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join!

Tickets: $8 general admission / $5 for ABFN Members
Tickets Available on-line HERE

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Jeff Purchon + Friends
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Purchon + Friends

Jeff Purchon & Friends is back. Jeff 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).

Jeff will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. Tonight's band features Stax recording artist Suzanne Buell, Vicki Zelski, and Michael Payette (of course) on vocals, Ron Pastore on bass, keyboardist Phil Clements, Philip Antionades on drums and Hal Denham on percussion.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

Doors open at 7:30pm • Band starts at 8pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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The Response
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK, BLUES, AND IMPROVISATION

“The Response” plays originals created by Carlisle’s Jic DavisJon GoldenGeorge Middleton, and Mac Ritchey, along with bandmate Emilie Faucher of Shirley. Their CD release party in February, with guest performers Jodie Rachman and Neal Kruzkowski, sold out the 300-seat Bull Run Main Ballroom.

The unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive/atmospheric rock, blues, improvisation, and global influences.

Formed a decade ago as “The Carlisle Organics,” they played self-made instruments created from found objects and recycled materials. Over time, as the band and friendship evolved, they renamed themselves “The Response,” to play for a tribute ceremony in honor of Carlisle ”first responders.”

The group continues its original mission of making music and fostering friendship. Lead singer Faucher is the primary conveyor of the group’s lyrical tales, exploring such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch. Davis plays an instrument of his own invention, the “batar” — an electric guitar/bass hybrid from which much of the band’s signature sound emanates. Ritchey sings and plays the electric oud, a reinvention of the ancient Arabic lute. It is processed through a variety of effects, creating ethereal, atmospheric sound textures. Middleton strums mellifluous, sweet sounds and delivers incisive solos on electric guitar. Golden serves up a labyrinth of percussive styles to complement the core batar/oud/guitar arrangements.

SPECIAL OFFER:  True West Brewery offers 10% off food on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.

Doors open at 7:30pm • Band starts at 8pm
$15/online • $18/door
Tickets available from Fugitive Productions.  
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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The Four Legged Faithful
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Four Legged Faithful

Presented by Indian Hill Music and Fugitive Productions

Get ready for a fresh take on acoustic folk & bluegrass! This band's tapestry of tones — guitar, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion, and multi-layered vocal harmonies — pulls from a wide range of genres. Mumford and Sons meets Fleet Foxes (well, sort of). Dance to the music and enjoy refreshments from True West Brewery, serving wine, award-winning homemade beers, and food from their pub menu.

Matthew Migliori, vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro
Jon Kaplan, vocals, mandolin, percussion
Nate Pelletier, vocals, banjo, percussion
Joseph Pierog, vocals, upright bass, percussion (Indian Hill Music Faculty)

WATCH THE BAND PERFORM

Doors open at 7:30 pm
$15 online | $18 at the door
Order your tickets now or purchase tickets by phone at 978.486.9524 x116

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Dance to Make a Difference for the Congo Clinic Initiative
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Dance to Make a Difference for the Congo Clinic Initiative

Hosted by Highrock Covenant Church, come dance with DJ Shin Maeng, enjoy appetizers, dessert, and a cash bar, raffles of coveted items from local merchants, tastes of Congolese culture, and more.  Come for a NIGHT OUT to have some fun, make new friends, and have an impact that reaches all the way to children in Congo.  

All proceeds from this event support the CONGO CLINIC INITIATIVE.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a growing vibrant nation whose infrastructure has been destabilized by years of civil war, leaving some areas in extreme poverty. One out of every five children die before the age of 5 in Congo due to preventable diseases.  The mission of the Paul Carlson Partnership (www.paulcarlson.org) is to catalyze the growth of self-sustaining families and communities in places of deep poverty in Africa through investment in medical and economic development.  Highrock Acton has come alongside the Paul Carlson Partnership, and become one of 108 churches to support 108 medical clinics in the Congo that are providing accessible, front-line life-saving health care to those who need it the most.  Highrock Acton partners with the Kanana Clinic, a village of over 4,000 people that is 21 miles away from the nearest hospital. We have made a five-year commitment to come alongside the Kanana Clinic, sending at least $10k a year, to raise the standard of healthcare and provide preventative medicine, electricity, refrigeration, sustainable solar energy, clean water and salaries for the 3 person clinic staff. 

Tickets: $30 per person available for purchase until February 7.  
More info at the Event Facebook Page.

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Dunham Shoe Factory
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna PattonMac RitcheyTodd
Roach
 and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion,
and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz,
Turkish, Classical, and Indian music.

Currently based in New England, individual members have performed in a variety of
settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years. Coming together
as Dunham Shoe Factory in 2016, the group has created a unique sound by weaving
the threads of common experience that exist between the players — two hold
masters degrees in music performance; two have studied traditional Arabic and
Turkish music; two have performed with the Paul Winter Consort; and all have spent time improvising in a variety of settings.

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  PLEASE VISIT THE FUGITIVE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO.

Doors open at 7:30pm • Band starts at 8pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets online now
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*There is no bar service for this event but you can visit True West brewery’s full bar — located in the building — before, during the break, and/or after the performance.
 

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Holiday Village and Family Singalong
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Village and Family Singalong

Come by The Holiday Village in The Gallery during the West Acton Merchants Association Holiday Stroll for pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, a Gift Wrap Station, Festive Decorated Trees, and a free family singalong presented by Indian Hill Music!  The Holiday Village will be open from 1pm-5pm and the the Singalong will run from approximately 2pm-3pm.  We will be collecting non-perishables for the Villageworks Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Acton Food Pantry -- a donation is appreciated but not required.  

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Stories on the Wind
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Stories on the Wind

“Kemp Harris is a thief, a tease and a heartbreaker. Plus, knows too much. And it’s all right there when he sings. Beautifully there.”  — Tom Ashbrook (host of On Point, NPR)

“Stories on the Wind,” presented by Kemp Harris, keeps the oral tradition of "telling" alive. Kemp is a composer, musician, children’s author, and actor who has been performing in the region for decades. Most important, for nearly 40 years, Kemp has been “performing” as a kindergarten teacher in Boston's burbs. The man knows how to tell a story and how to keep children — and their parents — engaged.

Kemp has performed as a storyteller and musician at festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Kemp’s program includes developmentally appropriate stories that incorporate music and audience participation. This event, designed for pre-schoolers on up, brings a mix of familiar stories, African folktales, and Kemp Harris originals to life in an informal and energetic setting. The program is designed to be an engaging, interactive experience for the whole family.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, WGBH public television, and the soundtrack for the documentary, “An Unreasonable Man,” about the life and career of Ralph Nader.

While perhaps best known as a singer and piano player, Harris is one of those rare artists who demonstrates a gift for any expressive form he touches. 

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS
Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door

Purchase three tickets, get one free.
Beverages and snacks are available at Acton Coffee House connected to The Gallery.

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Music for Aardvarks!
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Music for Aardvarks!

FREE CLASS: Music for Aardvarks! Drop in and experience Indian Hill Music School’s NEW early childhood program with a special class in The Gallery at Villageworks.  Singing, dancing, musical games and hand percussion with teacher Joey P. Designed for children ages 4 and under with parents/caregivers (older siblings welcome, too).
 
Presented by Indian Hill Music School, West Acton Villageworks, and Wellness at Villageworks.

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7
Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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BJ Magoon + Driving Sideways
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

BJ Magoon + Driving Sideways

Life-long local resident BJ Magoon will be bringing his band, BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways, to the Gallery at Villageworks for the first time. They’ll be playing a groove priority mix of Roots Rock, Swing, Blues, Beach & Soul for your listening and dancing pleasure. Get down your Rock & Roll shoes!

Featuring "Little Miss Dyn-O-Mite" LIZ RAINOLDI on vocals and percussion, with special guest, local blues/jazz harmonica ace, PAT "HATRACK" GALLAGHER.

  • BJ Magoon (vocals & guitar)
  • The “Rock & Roll Doctor” powerhouse Peter Hostage (vocals, piano, organ & keys)
  • Guitar Ace Danny Zug (lead guitar extraordinaire)
  • Gary Jenkins (bass & vocals)
  • Michael Avery (drums & vocals)

You'll bop 'till you drop! 

More info at Fugitive Productions.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s new brew pub.

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Fugitive Blues Jam
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Blues Jam

The Fugitive Blues Jam in The Gallery at Villageworks attracts some of the area’s great players. Many of our jammers have performed with, and in many cases continue to perform with, some of the best cover bands in the region. They come to our jam simply to have a good time and let loose. We have a large dance floor which our patrons find hard to resist — many get quite the work out.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
House band starts at 8pm.
Jammers follow
Cover $7

Pub menu, beer, and wine provided by True West.

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Music on the Deck
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Music on the Deck

Come down to Twin Seafood every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is warm for Music on the Deck.  Enjoy some soft tunes with your fresh lobster, oysters, or fish.  Don't forget to bring your own True West growler or favorite bottle of wine!    

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Music on the Deck
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Music on the Deck

Come down to Twin Seafood every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is warm for Music on the Deck.  Enjoy some soft tunes with your fresh lobster, oysters, or fish.  Don't forget to bring your own True West growler or favorite bottle of wine!   

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Music on the Deck
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Music on the Deck

Come down to Twin Seafood every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is warm for Music on the Deck.  Enjoy some soft tunes with your fresh lobster, oysters, or fish.  Don't forget to bring your own True West growler or favorite bottle of wine!   

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Music on the Deck
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Music on the Deck

Come down to Twin Seafood every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is warm for Music on the Deck.  Enjoy some soft tunes with your fresh lobster, oysters, or fish.  Don't forget to bring your own True West growler or favorite bottle of wine!   

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