FutureStars Showcase 2018 Performers

We’re excited about this year’s Showcase bands featuring new groups and returning players, all passionate about music.  Mark your calendar! Sunday, March 25th at 4pm at the Bull Run, in Shirley, MA.

Be sure to buy your tickets from your favorite musician.  Not only will you support these aspiring musicians, you will support music in our public schools.  Proceeds from the 2018 Showcase will be donated to the Gardner public school music programs.  Since 2005, FutureStars has generated more than $20000 for public school music.  Continue reading “FutureStars Showcase 2018 Performers”

Open Mic for City Music Students on Friday, July 28th.

Support local music! Stop in City Music Leominster to listen and play at this open mic concert.  Students, this is your chance to shine!  Grab your instrument and step up to the mic! Sign up NOW!

The line-up will feature our Special Guests: the ALL NEW

City Rockers Band  Continue reading “Open Mic for City Music Students on Friday, July 28th.”

FutureStars Showcase 2017 Line Up

The Crushers
The Crushers, Chocksett Middle and Wachusett Regional students, are returning for their second performance at FutureStars.  They’ll be playing rock/alternative rock and debuting original music too.

Tickets On Sale Now, for the April 2nd Show!

$15 each from any of our FutureStars Bands

We have a great bunch of enthusiastic and aspiring young musicians this year.  The bands are from Barre, Bedford, Chelmsford, Harvard, Hubbardston, and Leominster.  Continue reading “FutureStars Showcase 2017 Line Up”

City Music Leominster Grand Opening Winners

Jesse Valeri won this beautiful Yamaha FSX800C acoustic guitar
Jesse Valeri won this beautiful Yamaha FSX800C acoustic guitar
gretsch-jim-dandy-flattop-guitar
Dan Sweeney is happy with his winning Gretsch Jim Dandy parlor guitar

We had lots of winners at our Grand Opening Block Party.  We are grateful to our many vendors that contributed generously to make our opening day a huge success.  In addition to the 12 free drawing winners, we gave away dozens more sticks, strings, t-shirts, hats, water bottles, key chains and free guitar re-strings throughout the day.  Continue reading “City Music Leominster Grand Opening Winners”

All New! City Music Leominster’s Sales, Ensemble and Lesson Studios

new open signs tinyWe have made the move just down the block
to our newly renovated space at

31 Sack Blvd, in Leominster

(the former Newbury Comics location)

Please join us for our big celebration on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Continue reading “All New! City Music Leominster’s Sales, Ensemble and Lesson Studios”

City Music Leominster is Moving!

New home of City Music Leominster Sept. 2016
Coming this September:
City Music Leominster’s new home
at 31 Sack Blvd.

After 10 years in our current Leominster location, City Music has outgrown our space.  Our music lesson studios are full – with a record attendance at our Spring Recital – and our inventory is stacked to the ceiling.

The new location, the former Newbury Comics store,  will offer a larger showroom and 7 spacious climate controlled music studios, PLUS an extra large ensemble room for group sessions, classes and jams.  We are especially  excited about the expanded music instruction opportunities our new home will allow.  Continue reading “City Music Leominster is Moving!”

What a Show!

Spencer Prentiss of "Submarine Machine"Click to view videoPhoto by Daniel Shrives
Spencer Prentiss of “Submarine Machine”
Click to view video
Photo by Daniel Shrives
Ben Godbout of "The Crushers"Click to view videoPhoto by Daniel Shrives
Ben Godbout of “The Crushers”
Click to view video
Photo by Daniel Shrives

Wow!  We had a great concert with awesome local teen musicians – new faces and returning veterans – all while raising funds for local public school music programs.  Continue reading “What a Show!”

FutureStars Showcase 2016 Line-up

My Fair Facade
Alternative pop duo
“My Fair Facade”
Sarah LaSella and Rebecca Spaulding

Get your tickets now for

FutureStars Showcase 2016

Sunday, April 3rd  ~ at 4pm at the

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, MA

Featuring performances by these promising young musicians.

"The Crushers" from Sterling, MA will be debuting: Jake Brennan, Ben Godbout, Jonathan Godbout, and Zac Brennan
From Sterling, and debuting at FutureStars:”The Crushers”
(L-R) Jake Brennan, Ben Godbout, Jonathan Godbout, and Zac Brennan

City Music’s FutureStars Showcase allows young aspiring musicians the opportunity to perform on the stage of the Bull Run Concert Hall with full professional sound stage support provided by Bedlam Productions.

Returning to our stage with an all new brass section: the band "Alright". (L-R)Matt Smalley, Hunter Coleman, Paul Chapman, Jon Schmidt, Joey Calabresi, Kee Hwang Lee
Returning to our stage with an all new brass section: the band “Alright”. (L-R) Matt Smalley, Hunter Coleman, Paul Chapman, Jon Schmidt, Joey Calabresi, Kee Hwang Lee

Show your support by purchasing your tickets directly from your favorite performer – they get to keep a portion of their ticket sales – AND – additional City

From Gardner, acoustic folk/hip-hop soloist Damian Oakes
From Gardner,
acoustic folk/hip-hop soloist
Damian Oakes

Music gift card prizes will go to the soloist/duo/trio and the group that sells the greatest number of tickets.

Get your tickets from any of these performers for only $15. Buy NOW, and save. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

The "Submarine Machine" trio from Hubbardston perform their own originals. Ben Grigorov, Josh Enright, Spencer Prentiss
The “Submarine Machine” trio from Hubbardston perform originals. Ben Grigorov, Josh Enright, Spencer Prentiss

Your purchase will also support music in our public schools.  City Music donates the proceeds from this and all FutureStars events to public school music programs – nearly $15000 since 2005. The 2016 Showcase proceeds will benefit the Gardner Public Schools.

Andrew Rice and Brock Levine for the hard rock duo "Torn to Shreds.
Andrew Rice and Brock Levine form the hard rock duo “Torn to Shreds”.
Heavy Metal band "Rising Empire" will perform originals. (L-R) Matt Taylor, Brandon McMilleon, Matt Paul, Brian DeJoy (Scott Ploskonka not shown)
“Rising Empire” will perform heavy metal originals. (L-R) Matt Taylor, Brandon McMilleon, Matt Paul, Brian DeJoy (Scott Ploskonka not shown)

 

Rock band "Poisoned Youth " features players from Acton, Clinton, Leominster & Lunenburg. (L-R) Jade Mello, Owen Nickerson, Ryan Costa, Brittany Dauphinais, Eric Moreira (with mentor, John Nickerson)
Rock band “Poisoned Youth ” features players from Acton, Clinton, Leominster & Lunenburg. (L-R) Jade Mello, Owen Nickerson, Ryan Costa, Brittany Dauphinais, Eric Moreira (with mentor, John Nickerson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE ASPIRING YOUNG MUSICIANS!  Buy your tickets today.

Performing at FutureStars Showcase 2016: “Alright”, “The Crushers”, Damian Oakes, “My Fair Facade”, “Poisoned Youth”, “Rising Empire”, “Submarine Machine”, and “Torn to Shreds”.