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JOHN SEBASTIAN

3-24-2017

The songs of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution... You know the songs by heart: "Do You Believe In Magic?" "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice." "Daydream." "Younger Girl." "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" "Summer In The City." "Rain On The Roof." "Nashville Cats." "Six O'Clock." "Darling Be Home Soon." "Younger Generation."

The Lovin' Spoonful was not his first act, and it certainly wasn't its last. After leaving the Spoonful, he moved into a solo career with performances at Woodstock and its English equivalent the Isle of Wight Festivals. And, of course, "Welcome Back Kotter". Throughout the '70s and '80s he continued to record and tour, pleasing old fans and winning new ones. The '90s also saw John return to the group format with the J-Band, a contemporary celebration of his jug band heritage. And his induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 hasn't slowed him down a bit.
John is still out there spreading his gospel of American roots music. Perhaps because it has been the product of heart and soul and history, the oldest song in the Sebastian catalog is as fresh and vital as the song he's about to write tomorrow. That's why you still hear his music everywhere - in movies, on television, in cover versions and samples - and why it's always welcome. Listen



When: Mar 24, 2017 8pm in Shirley, MA
Cost: $45 advance; $50 day of show

Headliners Comedy Series (Ballroom)

3-24-2017 (Ballroom)

Each month we will bring you the best and funniest comics from the famed Headliners Comedy Club.
This month's comics are Judy Sloan, Kyron Hobdy
and Rob Steen.

Jody Sloane has honed her skills as a “sit down” comic working as a “Conducktor” for Boston Duck Tours.  She created and developed her tour guide persona; Penny Wise, a tongue-in-cheek, saucy, southern belle. She has performed before an audience over 4000 times and still packs a fresh punch!

Kyron Hobdy hails from Ayer, MA. He started his stand-up career in 2011 and 3 months into it he placed 3rd at 'Portland's Funniest Professional' at Comedy Connection. Two years later he became a finalist in the 'Funniest Comic in New England Contest' at Mohegan Sun.

Rob Steen
- Rob Steen began as a street performer at the age of 12 in Boston MA. Using his juggling and improv skills he decided to try Stand-Up! Rob plays over 350 shows per year and has been featured on The Late Show with Dave Letterman where he is a frequent guest. He has been compared to Robin Williams due to his fast paced delivery & quick wit. It is no wonder he is one of the most request comedians in the Northeast.



When: Mar 24, 2017 8pm in Shirley, MA

Invisible Sun - A Tribute to the music of The Police

Invisible Sun started 4 years ago when Scott Babineau, Brian Chaffee, and Chris Reddy decided to play some songs by The Police at a jam session. That session turned into an annual event and with the addition last year of drummer Roger Stebbins, Invisible Sun has become one of the premier Police cover bands around. They cover 25 songs from The Police, spanning all of their recorded work, with special attention to the detail and stylings of the originals.

Brian Chaffee is an accomplished vocalist/keyboardist from the Gardner area who has fronted "The Franks," "Krakow" and now regularly performs with his new band "Brian Chaffee and the Players."

Scott Babineau is a fixture in the central Ma music scene as a solo artist, front man for the very popular "Caves on Mars" and session/live work with multiple area musicians including Mark Marquis.

Chris Reddy, besides being a solo artist performing Acoustic Loops from Hell," is currently working as the lead guitar player for the band "Doctor Robert" and was the lead singer/ lead guitarist for the Prog rock band "Transit" for 25 years. He has opened for Dave Mason, Stan Ridgeway, Jim Weider and Johnny A.

Roger Stebbins, who has been playing drums for over 35 years, has taken the reins as drummer for Invisible Sun. He was a founding member of the 80s band "Geneva" and has also played with Chris in the fusion band "Sonic Sway" who opened for Gary Hoey.
If you enjoy the music of The Police, you must see this show!
Invisible Sun: Brian Chaffee (lead vocals/keyboards) Scott Babineau (bass/lead vocals) Chris Reddy (lead guitar) Roger Stebbins (drums/percussion)

The Bull Run is a full-service, farm-to-table restaurant in a pre-revolutionary tavern, located about 35 miles NW of Boston, with plenty of free parking and rustic, old-world charm.
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When: Mar 25, 2017 8pm in Shirley, MA
Cost: $15 advance; $17 day of show

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Diane Guercio at Towne & Country, Realtors 
311 Great Road
Shirley, MA 01464

978-602-6354
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About Shirley, MA
Shirley is a rural industrial town located on the lowlands of the Catacoonamaug River. A handful of colonists arrived in 1720 and settled on scattered farms throughout the town.

Early in its history Shirley was supported by its many farms and orchards. There was an increase in industrial activity around 1790 and the first paper mill was opened followed shortly after by a small iron works and nail factory.

The location of the water to power industries served to create an industrial village along the narrow valley where Shirley is located. Many of the period brick towered mills still survive and create an authentic period landscape.