HAMPSTEAD — The popular duo of Gilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly has become the next must-see act from New England to Nashville. They will return to Hampstead, at Meetinghouse Park on Tues., July 27 at 6:00 p.m. The two singers stand out as today’s best crossover country music performers. Their songs bridge the gap between traditional and new country. Martin and Kelly made their mark with highly-acclaimed original music and have been winning over audiences every time they perform. In recent years they have been featured as support acts for Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and Sara Evans. Don’t miss out on a chance to become among those music lovers who are discovering this young talented duo. The free concert is sponsored by Hampstead Cable Television. Moo’s famous homemade ice cream will be on the scene once again. Concert-goers are invited to make donations for Rescue Pups – an all-volunteer organization that rescues dogs and has them trained to become Comfort Dogs for military and first responders who are living with post-traumatic stress and anxiety.
The Alex Minasian Jazz Ensemble will introduce an evening of jazz at Ordway Park, Wed., July 28 at 6:00 p.m. closing out the summer events at that venue. Their musical selections will honor the legends of jazz music, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk as well as music from the Great American Songbook. Pianist, Alex Minasian has performed in most of the country’s most famous jazz rooms. Joining him will be Bill Pierce on saxophone. He has toured internationally with Stevie Wonder, Wynton and Bradford Marsalis. Playing bass and adding vocals is Brandi Disterheft, who has captivated international audiences and performed at Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Opera House. Joe Farnsworth, on drums, has recorded over 100 albums and is known for his blazing speed and precision. Ordway Park is located at the intersection of Main Street (Route 121) and Depot Road.
All concerts, sponsored by Hampstead Cable Television, are free and visitors are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic lunches.
The rain venue for each location is Hampstead Middle School, located at 28 School Street.
For more information, call 603-560-5069.