MEMO will be hosting 9 concerts this year, showcasing a variety of music for people of all ages at the Gazebo in the center of Town next to the Public Library. People attending these concerts often picnic on the grass while listening to the music. There will be no rain-dates. See below for notice of cancellation.
2018 MEMO’s Annual Summer Concerts
Thursdays 6 – 8 pm at the Gazebo next to the Library
June 14 – MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND
Medfield High School’s top jazz band – performed several times at both the National Charles Mingus High School Bigband Competition and the Essentially Ellington National High School Bigband Competition hosted by Wynton Marsalis. In recent years, the band has toured China and New Orleans, as well as performed on Boston’s Esplanade. Joined by MHS Band Alumni for Doug Olsen farewell. With it’s 14th CD released this spring, they will entertain any jazz enthusiast!
Hosted by: Lowell Mason House
June 21 – Shane Wood Jazz Trio
Come check out the smooth Jazz with Medfield resident, Shane Wood on piano and vocals, Neil Kruszkowski on saxophone and vocals and Bruce Owens on drums. The Trio plays a unique blend of jazz arrangements, including songs from contemporary artists and classic composers as well as original compositions.
Hosted by: Medfield After School Program
June 28 – The Grass Gypsys – Cancelled Due to Rain
This eclectic local band has toured throughout America playing their original roots music. Their music ranges from upbeat rock n roll to country ballad to soulful jazz. They have released 3 full-length albums, and always bring a toe-tapping performance.
Hosted by: Needham Bank
July 12 – Route 109
Playing in plain view of their namesake, Medfield’s “not-your-average” cover band plays hits from the 80’s to the 10’s with fresh energy and enthusiasm. No performance is the same as Route 109 and musical guests creatively mix indie ballads, Euro-pop fever and classic songs for a summertime feeling that brings you back to college days.
July 19 – The Keith Curbow Studio Band
This group is comprised of jazz musicians playing the kind of popular music horns play best – funk. Fun and entertaining favorites from bands like Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power and Earth Wind and Fire are fun for the whole family. Comprised of local jazz artists, They are a version of KC and the Sunshine Band with a modern twist and jazz influence.
July 26 – Jeri Bergonzi Jazz Quartet
The Jeri Bergonzi Quartet pays homage to jazz great Shirley Horne in a tribute highlighting her arrangements of the great American songbook. Enjoy an evening of old chestnuts like “East of the Sun”, “Come Fly With Me” and “You Don’t Know Me”.
Hosted by: Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty
August 2 –BACK PAGES (NEW THIS YEAR)
A diverse rock cover band consisting of 3 musicians, including Medfield resident Steve McCrossan, who have been working in the genre for over 4 decades. With an extensive song list of rock classics performed with musical precision, Back Pages is sure to please any audience.
Hosted by: Rockland Trust
August 9 – The Stacey Peasley Band
One of Metrowest’s favorite family acts. Their catchy original music has garnered awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation and Creative Child Magazine, as well as airplay on Sirius XM’s Kids’ Place Live and children’s radio programs across the country. Adults and children alike will sing and dance to their favorite Stacey Peasley songs.
August 16 – Songs for Ceilidh
A local Celtic band, Songs for Ceilidh, pronounced “Kay-Lee”, blends Celtic classics with Cape Breton inspired originals. They’ve shared the stage with “The Glengarry Boys” and “The Town Pants”. Their name says it all, ceilidh, a high energy, foot stomping party!
Hosted by: Middlesex Savings Bank
Download a printable flyer here.
NOTE – In the event of a rain cancellation
- The Medfield High School Jazz Band will perform in the American Legion
- The Stacey Peasley Band will perform in the Medfield Library
- All other shows will be canceled
- Notice of cancellation will be posted on MEMO’s website www.medfieldmemo.org, Twitter and Facebook pages (follow us on both) also on MedfieldTV (Verizon 47 and Comcast 8)