Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Olivia Kerins opening at tonight's concert that begins at 6:30 p.m.
After being washed out last week, Tom Nutile Big Band will be the featured act tonight at the Payson Park Music Festival. In addition to traditional swing, the band excels at high-energy modern jazz, pop, rock, Latin, jump, lindy, waltzes and, yes, even polkas. Opening for the band will be this year's "Belmont Idol" winner Olivia Kerins. Watertown Savings Bank and Roberts Salon & Spa is sponsoring this night of music.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Rescheduled from two weeks ago after bad weather forced a cancellation.
Having to cancel their show due to tropical storms that passed through town a fortnight ago, Java Jive will be back in performance at the Payson Park Music Festival at 6:45 p.m. tonight. With exceptional vocals, two trumpets and trombone, as well as three keyboards, the trio – known as The World's Smallest Big Bank – prides itself on delivering each song the way it was originally recorded. Founded 30 years ago, the group's music is a mix of swing, Motown, disco, classic and soft Rock, R & B, current hits and just about anything else you hear on the radio today. The Belmont Lions Club, the sponsor of Java Jive, is part of the International Foundation, the official charitable Foundation of Lions Clubs International.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Bay State Road resident recognized by chocolate company for work on Payson Park Music Festival.
Now does this mean Tomi Olson soon will be riding a horse through Belmont Center au naturale if she is selected? The long-time Belmont resident – and Republican candidate in the race to become State Rep in the 24th Middlesex District – has been nominated for the “Lady Godiva Award.” The Lady Godiva Award is given by Godiva Chocolate Company four times a year in several regions across the country including New England in order to celebrate inspirational woman throughout the world. Olson is being recognized for leading an all-volunteer committee that puts on free outdoor summer concerts in Payson Park for the past 22 years, doing advertising, fund-raising via individual and corporate sponsorships, mounting programs and organizing volunteers …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Java Jive will be back to perform on Tuesday, July 31.
Due to severe thunderstorms, the Payson Park Music Festival performance of Java Jive has been cancelled. It was scheduled for 6:45 p.m. tonight. The World's Smallest Big Bank have been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 31. With exceptional vocals, two trumpets and trombone, as well as three keyboards, the trio – Don, Tom and Chuck – prides itself on delivering each song the way it was originally recorded. Founded 30 years ago, the group's music is a mix of swing, Motown, disco, classic and soft Rock, R & B, current hits and just about anything else you hear on the radio today. The Belmont Lions Club, the sponsor of Java Jive, is part of the International Foundation, the official charitable Foundation of Lions Clubs International.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Concert begins at 6:45 p.m. at playground.
The Payson Park Music Festival presents an incomparable blues and soul concert on Wednesday, July 11, with Boston's blues renaissance man, Eddie Scheer and his Smoken' Blues All Stars. As the leader and front-man of The Love Dogs Scheer has traveled the US and Europe bringing the blues and R&B to fans everywhere. As a drummer he has played with virtually every blues artist from the Northeast, as well as several great New Orleans artists. And as an impresario Scheer has created and hosts Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All Stars, the wildly successful series at Smoken' Joe's in Brighton. This Wednesday Scheer bringing some of the greats with him: Professor Harp was voted "Outstanding Harmonica Player" in the 14th Annual Blues Audience …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Despite the mid-90 degree heat, Belmont comes out to hear Ayla Brown.
Despite now living down south in Nashville to pursue her singing career, Ayla Brown said Wednesday's blast furnace heat that descended on Belmont was something special. "You should have been here when we set the stage up," said Brown making a desperate face and fanning her face. "I guess I'm going to sweat more than I thought tonight," said the "American Idol" finalist, who spent the hours before the opening concert of the 23rd annual Payson Park Music Festival signing autographs in the air conditioned comfort of sponsor Belmont Savings Bank's main office. And despite the 90 degree late afternoon heat, a brave audience filled the field before the stage at Payson Park playground to hear the popular Brown kick-off the festival for the third-…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
"American Idol" finalist will be signing autographs at Savings Bank main branch at 4 p.m.
Ayla Brown will kick off the 23rd season of the Payson Park Music Festival at 6:45 p.m. this evening with a concert sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank. Ayla Brown, the Massachusetts native and former "American Idol" contestant, is now a country music singer in Nashville. In addition to performing at Payson Park playground located at the corner of Payson and Jacob roads, Ayla Brown will be at Belmont Savings Bank’s main branch – located at 2 Leonard St. in Belmont Center – doing an autograph signing from 4-5:30 before the concert. The autograph signing is open to public. “Belmont Savings Bank is thrilled to be once again sponsoring this year’s Payson Park Music Festival. This is a wonderful Belmont tradition, and we welcome Ayla Brown to …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Ten acts plus children's performances highlight this year's schedule.
"American Idol" finalist Ayla Brown will for the third year open the Payson Park Music Festival season. A favorite of the festival, Brown – whose performance is sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank – will perform at 6:45 p.m. on June 20 at the Payson Park playground, the home for the 14 acts who are invited to play. The 23rd season of the festival will have acts ranging from straight rock n roll, blues, oldies along with the sounds of the big band era. Belmont Idol winner Olivia Kerns will be the opening act for Tom Nutile Big Band on Aug. 1. In addition to the evening program, four children's programs will be offered on consecutive Fridays at Noon beginning July 13 and ending Aug. 3. A flier of this year's concerts is attached as a pdf …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Squeezebox Stompers will be coming back in August due to weather concerns.
Residents and music fans of two-step, Cajun waltzes, Delta blues, hoe-downs and swamp ballads will have to wait until next month to "les bon temps rouler" as pending stormy weather this afternoon has led to the rescheduling of tonight's Squeezebox Stompers concert as part of the Payson Park Music Festival.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Camp-style crafts, bridge at the Beech Street Center and Squeezbox Stompers at Payson Park.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. In Camp-Style Crafts, a program for children, the children's library provides the supplies, you'll have all the fun. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave. 2. Duplicate Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech St. Every Wednesday the club holds American Contact Bridge League-sanctioned games. All are welcome to play. Cost is $5. Phone: 339-223-6484 for more information. 3. Drivin' Blind, a greater Boston blues rock trio based in Wilmington …