Thanks to everyone who came out on October 26, 2018 to Nashoba Brooks School for another AMAZING Umbrella Benefit Concert and Party with the Ryan Montbleau Band!
We had a great night end-to-end, starting with a festive pre-party featuring live music by Berklee's very own Corner House, seasonal beer & wine, and a delicious Fall menu prepared by Peppers Artful Events.
The Umbrella's Executive Director Jerry Wedge thanked the packed house for attending the benefit, which coincided with #ArtsMatterDay, Massachusetts' statewide day of arts advocacy.
The theme was carried into the band's introduction by event co-chairs Tim & Jaimee Healy, who described their personal connections with The Umbrella, Montbleau, and each other through a shared love of music and arts.
It wasn't long before the standing-room-only hall was on its feet cheering and dancing for Ryan Montbleau and his rollicking band. A homegrown talent hailing from Peabody, Montbleau has been a fixture on the Boston music scene for over a dozen years, and more recently has been growing a fervent national fan base.
Afterwards, attendees were able to mingle, purchase Montbleau's newly released album, Woodstock Sessions, and meet the band in a casual cocktail mixer and Q&A.
The Concert Series supports The Umbrella Community Arts Center's programming and mission to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. A major semi-annual event in Concord, the Series has also hosted such headliners as Old Crow Medicine Show, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Hornsby, Sara Bareilles, and Jewel among others.
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