ROCK AND BLUES BENEFIT FESTIVAL
BENEFIT TO HELP SAVE THE BOLTON FAIR & FAIRGROUNDS
SATURDAY ~ OCTOBER 13, 2012
GATES 11 AM ~ SHOWS 12-6 PM ~ RAIN OR SHINE
6 BANDS & FIREFLY'S BODACIOUS BAR-B-QUE
05:00 PM ~ The Bruce Marshall Group
04:00 PM ~ James Montgomery Blues Band
03:00 PM ~ Eastwood Peak
02:00 PM ~ The Chris Fitz Band
01:00 PM ~ Butch Bazillion & Lost
12:00 PM ~ Marty Beecy & The Rogue Loons
THE BOLTON FAIR, INC
The Fairgrounds at Lancaster
318 Seven Bridge Road (Rt 117)
Lancaster, MA 01523
From Route 495 take Route 117 West past a blinking light and one stop light. The Fairgrounds are on the right side of the road about 4.5 miles from Route 495.
TICKETS ~ RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
$20 in Advance Online with Credit Cards
$25 at the Gate with Cash Only
Children 10 and Under are Free.
Tickets can be purchased online with any major credit card. Tickets will not be mailed, but claimed at the "Will Call" booth at the Festival. Bring your printed receipt with you as proof of purchase.
Bring Coolers, Lawn Chairs and Blankets
Food Provided by Firefly's Bodacious Bar-B-Que
This is a fundraiser to save the Bolton Fair and Fairgrounds. In 2012 the Bolton Fair had a very poor turnout because of 3 days of rain, this created deep financial trouble. If the Bolton Fair doesn't make enough money this year to pay their bills, their 53 acres of land will be sold to housing developers and the fair will close for good. The Bolton Fair was established in 1874. Since the beginning the Bolton Fair is run entirely by a volunteer staff and is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Please come out and enjoy a full day of live music, with Great BBQ to help save the Bolton Fair and Fairgrounds, so that they can continue to offer fun events and festivals like this again next year.
PERFORMERS AND LINKS
The Bruce Marshall Group
New England Blues Legend Bruce Marshall formed The Bruce Marshall Group in 1991 and has been performing and recording steadily throughout the US since their inception. Bruce has shared the stage with over 160 national acts, was a former member of The Toy Caldwell Band (formed from members of Marshall Tucker) and toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws and Charlie Daniels. He has released 6 CD's and is an ASCAP award-winning songwriter. The band is Bruce Marshall (lead vocals, guitar), David Cournoyer (vocals, guitar), Andrew Renault (bass), and Pete Premo (drums).
The James Montgomery Blues Band
Grammy Nominated Blues Legend James Montgomery plays harmonica with authority, his band started in Boston 1970. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells at the legendary "Chessmate." He has recorded with Kid Rock, Johnny Winter, and members of Aerosmith. James has performed on stage with a very long list of Blues and Rock greats including B.B.King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter Band, The Blues Brothers (Jim Belushi, Dan Akroyd), Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Daniels, Steve Miller Band, J. Geils Band, Huey Lewis, Rick Derringer, Billy Squire, and the list goes on and on... including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York's "Trax" where James gave Mick a few pointers on harmonica. Over the years, he's carried on the tradition and is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today.
James Montgomery has been Ranked Number 1 on the ReverbNation Blues Charts for 87 WEEKS STRAIGHT, never dropping even one position on the charts!!!
Is Southern New Hampshire's hottest and longest running rock bands with all the same band members since 1970's. They play their own original songs blended with a wide variety of classic cover songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and the present. The band is Dean Glow (vocals, keyboards), Kevin Visnaskas (vocals, guitar, harmonica), John Bruner (vocals, bass) and Kevin Hinds (vocals, drums).
The Chris Fitz Band
"Chris Fitz is an immensely talented guitarist who plays with the drive of a young Stevie Ray Vaughn and is one of the most underrated musicians in town, check him out soon if you can!" by Steve Morse - The Boston Globe. He's a Boston Music Award Winner and 2004-2010 Blues Audience Magazine Reader's Poll Award Winner for "Outstanding Guitar Player" and "Most Charismatic Entertainer". The band is Chris Fitz (lead vocals, guitar), Jeffrey Majeau (bass) and Steve Wolpe (drums, vocals).
Butch Bazillion & Lost
Butch Bazillion is a Rock & Pop, Singer, Pianist, Guitarist, and Bassist his band performs songs made famous by Elton John, The Eagles, Styx, Train, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, The Beatles, David Gray, Oasis, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Cold Play, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Brian Adams, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, Journey, Carol King, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Plain White T's, Matchbox 20, and many more... The band is Butch Bazillion (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard) Aaron Baird (vocals, lead guitar) and John Wooldridge (drums).
Marty Beecy and The Rogue Loons
Marty Beecy is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who is currently working on his first CD and hopes to complete it later this year. He has been writing short fiction stories for years and has turned his focus to songwriting for the past 8 years. His last project "Kendrick Square Blues" was a music video produced by Claude von Roesgen. The band is Marty Beecy (lead vocals, guitar), Dan "Big Daddy" Beneke (vocals, lead guitar), Tim Fiehler (vocals, bass), Greg Mara (drums), Peter Tomasello (sax) and Claude von Roesgen (harmonica).
We're trying to raise money with this event to SAVE The Bolton Fair and Fairgrounds. It would be a shame to see them close after holding fairs for 130 years. If you can not attend the event please consider making a donation. You can do so on their web page here: http://www.musicfest.boltonfair.org
Presented by The Bolton Fair, Inc. and
Richard Axtman ~ Northern Music