Holdin' Back Band - ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series 2020

Holdin’ Back Band – ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series Aug 13 2020

Holdin’ Back Band
ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series August 13 2020

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent.

The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

The concert:

For the full schedule of the 2020 ValleyCAST summer music series visit –

Floyds Row - ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series August 6, 2020

Floyds Row – ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series August 6, 2020

A folk collective formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row explores traditional renditions and original works. Fusing several styles, Floyds Row explores the connections between classical, folk, roots revival, Americana, and bluegrass/newgrass repertoire.

“the audience experiences an eclectic performance that draws from each artist’s training and background” – Amy McGuire, inGaithersburg Magazine

“genre-fusing ensemble” – Ellyn Wexler, Culture Spot-Montgomery County

“A mix of Purcell and Bob Dylan played on various instruments, including an accordion and a viola da gamba. Kinda crazy, but it works.” – David Rabin, WPFW Radio

“No two shows are alike, but the performances guarantee an eclectic mix of traditional pieces from composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, covers from modern folk singers such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead, as well as original compositions that pull from the meld of the traditional and the classical.” – Dominique Agnew, North Potomac Times

“sophisticated folkies” – Marc Levy, Cambridge Day

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent.

The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

The concert:

For the full schedule of the 2020 ValleyCAST summer music series visit –

Al Weems Photographer

Al Weems Photographer – ValleyCAST Artisans at the Mill Interview

Al Weems is a visual artist born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He received a BA in Psychology from U Mass – Dartmouth. For several decades, Weems was a corporate and commercial photographer with a focus on environmental portraiture. He now concentrates on fine art portraiture with a practice that seeks to elevate the ordinary.

Weem’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions including shows at the Providence Art Club, the Newport Art Museum, and the Art League, Rhode Island. He will have a solo exhibition at The Providence Art Club in January of 2020. His work has been published in the Providence Journal, the Worcester Telegram amongst others and his images have been featured in The New England Catch and Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table cookbooks. He lives and works in Sutton, Massachusetts.

Visit Al Weem’s website:

https://www.alweemsphoto.com/

The Interview:

ValleyCAST Artisans at the Mill:

Dynamite Rhythm ValleyCAST

Dynamite Rhythm – ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series July 30 2020

Dynamite Rhythm
ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series July 30 2020

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent.

The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

More about the band:
https://www.dynamiterhythm.com/

The concert:

For the full schedule of the 2020 ValleyCAST summer music series visit –

Far From Eden ValleyCAST

Far From Eden – ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series July 23 2020

Far From Eden ValleyCAST
Virtual Summer Concert Series July 23 2020

Get excited for the next performance of our Free Virtual Concert Series! Far From Eden will be performing at 6:00pm tonight, July 23rd. You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent.

The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Thank you to the Northbridge Cultural Council for their support!

Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

More about the band:

https://www.facebook.com/farfromeden

The concert:

To learn more about the full 2020 ValleyCAST summer concert series:

Bourbon Outfitters ValleyCAST

Bourbon Outfitters – ValleyCAST Virtual Summer Concert Series July 16 2020

Bourbon Outfitters ValleyCAST
Virtual Summer Concert Series July 16 2020

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent. The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

More about the band:
http://www.bourbonoutfittersband.com/

The concert:

For the full 2020 ValleyCAST summer concert series schedule visit:

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass ValleyCAST

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass – ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series July 9 2020

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass ValleyCAST
Summer Concert Series July 9 2020

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent. The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Special thanks to the Northbridge Cultural Council for their support! Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

The band website:

http://www.blackstonevalleybluegrass.com/

The concert:

Full schedule for the 2020 ValleyCAST concert series:

Chuck and Mud ValleyCAST

Chuck & Mud and the Hole in the Wall Band – ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series July 2 2020

Chuck & Mud and the Hole in the Wall Band
ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series July 2 2020

You’re watching our 10th Annual ValleyCAST Summer Concert Series. For 10 years now, we’re proud to have been bringing you this wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s very best local talent. The Free Summer Concert Series invites people of all abilities to come together and sing.

We appreciate you and all of your support. Let’s get onto the summer concerts.

More about the band:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Chuck-and-Mud-258102785874/

The concert:

Full details on the ValleyCAST 2020 Summer Concert Series:

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ValleyCAST 10th Annual Free Summer Concert Series

Join us for our 2020 Free VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series!

For the past ten years, ValleyCAST has held the Free Summer Concert Series featuring talented, local bands for people of all abilities to enjoy together in our plaza. This year will be different, but you will enjoy the same commuinity spirit!

Every Thursday evening beginning July 2 until September 3, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM enjoy your favorite local bands for a free virtual concert on our ValleyCAST Facebook page.

Gather around the computer and make sure your speakers are turned up! Better yet, make a night of it and bring your laptop and portable speakers outside and enjoy a nice picnic dinner in your comfy lawn chair or on a nice blanket! Enjoy!

See the line-up of bands below with links to their websites or Facebook pages for more information about each band. Each week the concert will stay up on our Facebook page, so even if you miss the actual concert night you can still watch it there or on our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel.

July 2: Chuck and Mud & the Hole in the Dam Band

July 9: Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

July 16: Bourbon Outfitters

July 23: Far From Eden

July 30: Dynamite Rhythm

August 6: Floyd’s Row

August 13: Holdin’ Back Band

August 20: Michelle Canning Band

August 27: Super Chief Trio

September 3: Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Winds

The Free Summer Concert Series is sponsored by:

This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Northbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

World Bee Day 2020 ValleyCAST Week 1 Weekly Art Prompt

ValleyCAST Monday Art Prompts

Let’s create art and craft together! Virtually.

Each Monday ValleyCAST announces a theme on our ValleyCAST Facebook and ValleyCAST Instagram pages to inspire your creativity.

Share your work with us below each prompt on our ValleyCAST Facebook page or post to Instagram and tag @ValleyCAST.

We’ll build a virtual gallery on our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel with all of your creations!

Any medium is welcome: paint, draw, photograph, sculpt, use mixed media, decoupage, stained glass, clay, mosaic, pottery, anything you want, as long as you follow the Art Prompt of the week.

You can post to any week, any time, below the prompt on the Facebook page. We’ll then make a video of all the artwork that was posted and upload it to our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel. 

Check out the ones we’ve already posted and get inspired to create something yourself!

Keep an eye out for our next round of art prompts!