FutureStars Showcase 2019 Highlights

An amazing Showcase this year, with lots of talented, dedicated young musicians.  The Midnight Riders sold the most tickets and received the headliner spot to end the show.  Check out these clips:

Proceeds from this year’s FutureStars event will be donated to the Leominster Public Schools music programs during the Leominster Starburst concert in June.  Stay tuned!

Many Thanks to our sponsors: The Bull Run Restaurant, Bedlam Productions, MoeJoeVision, Custom Sporteez Ink, Washburn Guitar and Shure Microphones.

FutureStars Showcase Bands for 2019

We’ve got a great bunch of performers for our Showcase this year, with new and returning musicians.  Please support these up-and-coming young players by buying your tickets from your favorite band. Tickets are $15 in advance – $20, day of the show.  Proceeds will benefit the Leominster Public School music programs.

From Leominster, after a big year of performing at open mics and opening acts, Zabelle, returns to our stage with new original songs. Follow her on YouTube
Veteran FutureStars from Sterling, The Crushers have become seasoned performers playing locally with an expanded playlist and new originals. Follow them on Instagram
Stones n’ Rotation are back after a busy year as a working band, highlighted by their LTV Music Special in October. Check it out on YouTube
From Rutland, MA, rock n roll band The Midnight Riders play favorites from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as original songs. Follow them on Instagram
These seven musicians from Fitchburg, Leominster and Lunenburg, have joined forces to play at FutureStars as The Longhorn Stompers. The group is planning a dynamic set of covers from Traffic, Pink Floyd & the Grateful Dead for the Showcase.
Corner Booth comes to us from Groton where they regulars at the GDHS and Grange open mics. They play mostly original music, with influences by the Beatles, Steve Miller and Green Day. They are working on their first EP. Follow them on Instagram
City Rockers band The Aquatic Alpacas will make their debut performance at FutureStars with covers of the White Stripes, Twenty One Pilots and more.
Read more about City Rockers.









Our FutureStars Showcase event has raised more the $23000 for the Gardner and Leominster public school music programs since 2004.  Read more…

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


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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