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”

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”

What a Show!

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

It’s a Wrap! FutureStars Showcase 2015

Another Great Showcase of Talented Young Musicians at FutureStars 2015!

Soloist Brittany Tara and the band The Wick sold the most tickets to the event, and won recording sessions at Root Cellar Productions in Westminster.  But, every performer was a winner, stepping out to share their music, with both originals and covers.  Continue reading “It’s a Wrap! FutureStars Showcase 2015”

Calling All FutureStars 2015 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Musicians 18 years and younger Play for Family and Friends at the Bull Run Click here to download your application HURRY! Deadline is February 21st.
Musicians 18 years and younger
Play for Family and Friends at the Bull Run
Click here to download your application


Apply Now

To Perform at

City Music’s FutureStars Showcase

Old man winter has made it tough on all of us to get out – so we’ve extended the deadline for FutureStars Applications until March 7th. Continue reading “Calling All FutureStars 2015 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!”

City Music Presents….

FutureStars Showcase 20144-8 PM Sunday, March 30th at the Bull Run Restaurant

Performing On Stage:


Ameriah Schober

Bradley Bartlett-Roche

Chloe Courtney

Divided Paths

Opal Facet

Slow Motion Underground

Unforeseen Tragedy

Its an impressive line-up of bands and soloists playing both cover and original material in a variety of genres.  Come see what these young people – all 18 and younger – have accomplished on their own and with friends.  It is very likely that you will witness the early performance of true Future Stars.

Tickets are on sale from the performers and at City Music for $15  ($20 at the door).    Be sure to support your favorite performer as the band and soloist that sells the most tickets will win recording time courtesy of The Root Cellar

AND – you will support music in our schools: proceeds will benefit the Gardner Schools Music Boosters.

Since 2005, City Music has donated more than $11000 from FutureStars events to support music in our public schools through the Leominster and Gardner Music Boosters.   Learning a musical instrument offers a lifetime of benefits.


10th Anniversary & Back-toSchool Bash

10th Anniversary  & Back-to-School Bash

Saturday, September 14th, 11 -5pm

City Music Celebrates 10 Years with a

FREE CONCERT & Tailgate Party

at 17 Sack Blvd  Leominster

Grand PRIZE Drawings
Free burgers, hot dogs and CAKE!

Back to School deals store-wide
Meet n Greet City Music Instructors
Test Drive Fender’s new USB Guitar

Concert line-up will include performances by:

    • Ken Macy (WMA winner)
    • Andy Cummings (WMA winner)
    • Johnny Romance & the City Boys
    • Mark Frederick Fisher (WMA winner)
    • Captain Chris Coombs
    • City Music’s Catching Rhythm
    • and more TBA   

Enter City Music’s Drawing to win great prizes:

  • A Fender acoustic guitar ($199 value)
  • A FREE month of music lessons ($88 value)
  • A Bull Run Restaurant gift certificate ($50 value)
  • And other brand name instruments TBA

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If you bring back-to-school supply items for the City Music School Supply Drive  for the Salvation Army  you’ll get a free City Music folder  and an additional entry to  City Music’s Drawing!


Discounts and Back to School deals will be available at either location.

Concert, party, giveaways and drawings to be held at the Leominster location only.

Rain Date: Sunday September 15th







Leominster Music Booster Raffle Winner

Winner of Fender Guitar
City Music owner Marc Rines
and winner Sherry Cutler

Congratulations to the Leominster Music Booster guitar raffle winner, Sherry Cutler!

Sherry won a beautiful Fender CD60CE  acoustic-electric guitar with a hard shell case, donated by Fender Guitars and City Music (a $429.99 value).  The raffle was drawn at City Music’s FutureStars Showcase on April 7th, where several local teen musicians played for family and friends at the Bull Run Restaurant.   Proceeds from the Showcase and guitar raffle will benefit the Leominster public school music programs through the Leominster Music Boosters.

Since 2005, City Music has donated for than $10,000 to the public school music programs in Gardner and Leominster.  The benefits of music education has been scientifically proven through numerous studies; children who study music perform better scholastically.  City Music is proud to support our local schools in providing music education.

Stay tuned for the the unveiling of the FutureStars’ proceeds, TBA.

FutureStars Sunday April 7th

Futurestars Showcase 2013
Sunday, April 7th

Join City Music at the

Bull Run Restaurant

this Sunday, April 7th.

Lots of talent, lots of creative musicians, some returning performers, and some new faces.  Appearing:

The Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
Click here for directions

Black Octane

Bradley James

Chloe Courtney

The Cranks


The House Special

Maggie Neff

Saffron Moon

Root Cellar RecordsPlease support these up & coming musicians buy purchasing tickets – only $15 in advance – from your favorite performers.    The band or soloist that sells the most tickets will receive recording session compliments of The Root Cellar

The proceeds from City Music’ FutureStars Showcases are donated to music programs in our public schools.  Since 2005 we have donated more than $10000 to our local schools.  This year’s Showcase will benefit the Leominster Music Boosters.

Our thanks to the Bull Run Restaurant, Root Cellar Records and Bedlam Productions for their generous support that makes this event so memorable for our young musicians.