Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wrapping Up & Winding Down

I was on vacation last week and didn’t get a chance to post about our ‘Trash-to-Treasure’ and the band, Moving Sounds. Well it’s fair to say that we had yet another great Wednesday evening on the common!

Summer Concert volunteers watch over our Trash-to-Treasure table!
Local band, Moving Sounds.

And even though I was on vacation I made sure I made it down to the common in time to see that fab Doo-Wop band, The Bel Airs!

The Bel Airs concert was sponsored by Lowell Five

It’s hard to believe that we’ve had eight straight weeks of concerts and no rain (knock wood). It will be a Summer Concert first if we go without a rainout! Then again, this is the first year that we’ve had nine (yes, nine!) concerts scheduled! Our grand finale will be long-time concert favorite, Brian Templeton! Brian always has his harmonica and puts on an amazing performance of Blues and America Roots! If you haven’t yet made it to a concert this summer THIS is the one you CANNOT miss, and if you have been coming on down to the common, please join us again!
See you on the common!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

You Can Drive My Car

Someone commented on our Facebook page that “Vehicle Night” is their kids’ favorite night. I think it’s fair to say that it’s a favorite for a lot of adults too! It was another great evening on the common with kids exploring many of the town fire, rescue and police vehicles as well as quite a few other vehicles that can be spotted around town on any given day (trucks, tractors, old-timers and classics, and even a few muscle cars!). Of course the big question at the end of the night: Who won the most votes? Well, as usual, it was the big Dunstable Forms truck. (But I’m beginning to get a little suspicious of their popularity ;-)

We also had a band new to our concert series, Fab4Ever. They performed Beatles hits all evening long (well, until the mosquitoes started coming out)!

Coming up this Wednesday is another band that’s new to our concert series, Moving Sounds. And we’ll also have our famous Trash-to-Treasuretable! Don’t know what “Trash-to-Treasure” is? Well, come on down to the common and see for yourself!
See you on the common!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Rock & Ride"

The Wednesday July 18th concert could have been a rain out. But the point is, it wasn’t. The fantastic guys of The Rampage Trio say they have a special song that keeps the rain away so they sang that early on and continued to ROCK all evening! (Thanks, guys!)

A couple of ponies (and a really cute goat) from Enchanted Animals came to visit and give pony rides too.

Cindy and Coco of Enchanted Animals in Groton

Another great Wednesday is planned for July 25th. We’ve got a Beatles cover band, Fab4Ever, AND it’s Vehicle Night!

See you on the common!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

That Was A Perfect Concert: I'll have another, please.

Our July 11th concert was a perfect evening in so many ways: perfect weather, strawberry shortcakes, the RE/Max hot air balloon, and OF COURSE The Transistors!
It’s going to be tough to top that but we’ll try. On tap for this Wednesday we have another great band, The Rampage Trio AND pony rides! (Yay! Pony rides!)

See you on the common!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Strawberry Shortcakes!

Right now I am liking the looks of this Wednesday’s forecast: 86 degrees and clear! If it were any more perfect the winds will stay calm and we’ll have ourselves some tethered hot air balloon rides too!

We won’t have our usual ice cream treats this week but what we will have is another summer-time classic: Strawberry Shortcakes! (Yesssssss!)

Join us and The Transistors for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening in Dunstable.

See you on the common!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Making the Call

Despite the weather forecast “Chance of Rain” we pushed on and a good call it was for Strictly Overtime and everyone that came down to the common! The temps dipped a little but it didn’t stop the ice cream from selling or anyone from having a wonderful evening on the common. (Admittedly, I put on a light-weight jacket around 7:30!)

As always, thank you to everyone who came out to support the summer concerts.
We’re off next week for the Independence Day holiday, and then back to the schedule on July 11 with The Transistors when they get us up and dancing to the Sounds of the Sixties! (Oh why, oh how, do they do that to us year after year!?) And maybe by then the winds will settle down enough for tethered hot air balloon rides.

‘Till then… see you on the common!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Do You Like Your Concerts Hot?

It was quite possibly the HOTTEST concert we’ve ever had (and I don’t just mean the band!) and yet a wonderful crowd of Dunstable residents, neighbors and friends gathered on the common to see and enjoy our backyard favorite, the Old Enuff To Know Better Band! Kids stayed cool with water balloons and soaker balls (I think a few volunteers purposely put themselves in the line of water balloon fire, A-hm) and just about everyone had an ice cream!
Thank you to all of you who braved the heat and humidity on THE very first day of summer!
And a special thanks goes out to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union for their continued support and sponsorship of our concerts!

This Wednesday, we’ll have attempt #2 at tethered hot air balloon rides while classic rock cover band Strictly Overtime entertains!

See you on the common!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Off to a GREAT start & more fun to come!

It was a Summer Concert first for us: A pre-summer performance that took place indoors! And wouldn’t you know it? After a rainy day the sun came out just before they began to play! The US Air Force Mach Four quartet was wonderfully entertaining, informative and 100% red, white and blue! With special thanks to the Dunstable Congregational Church for opening the doors to their Fellowship Hall - it worked out very nicely for all!
Coming up on Wednesday we have Dunstable’s own Old Enuff To Know Better Band, ice cream, t-shirts, kids running & playing and yes, quite possibly…. WATCH OUT for water balloons! And! And! And the Re/Max hot air balloon will be back (for attempt #2 in Dunstable) for tethered hot air balloon rides. Let’s hope for perfect weather AND calm winds this year!
See you Wednesday, on the Common!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Summer Concerts starting this week

The Dunstable Summer Concerts on the Common continue this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Dunstable center at the bandstand on the common (across from the Town Hall). 

We’re scheduled to kick off a little early this year with a special one-hour performance by the US Air Force Mach Four quartet this Wednesday, June 13th.
You can get last-minute announcements (as well as the complete schedule) when you like our Facebook page!

See you on the common!