Concert Series

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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Thanks to Our Concert Committee

Catherine Anderson*
Jamie and Beth Athanasoulas*

John & Johanna Boynton
Dennis & Kim Burns
Beau & Jennifer Coash
Dick & Ann Marie Connolly
Tim & Maureen Dibble
Brendan Endicott*

Matthew & Shelley Growney
Phill & Liz Gross*
Robert & Deanna Hargraves
Mike & Mary Ellen Harney*
Jaimee and Tim Healy*
Melissa Koester
Mike Malouf
Mike & Sheilah McCauley
Ellen McHale
Charlie & Nancy Morrison
Bob & Laura Reynolds
Wade Rubinstein & Jill Block
Susan Solomont
Hilary Taylor
Chad Tyson*
Abby White*
Brenda White

* Ryan Montbleau concert sub-committee