2017 FutureStars Band, The Crushers, Play On!

When they applied to perform at FutureStars Showcase 2017, The Crushers band members knew that the event was a fun chance to play their music for family and friends, because they had performed at the concert the year before.  In 2016, they were a foursome; brothers Ben and Jonathan Godbout (drums and guitar/vocals) and brothers Jake and Zac Brennan (guitar and bass) all between 11 and 13 years old.  In 2017, after a year of working on their music and adding lead vocalist James Barone they knew they could out-do their previous concert performance.  Continue reading “2017 FutureStars Band, The Crushers, Play On!”

FutureStars Showcase 2017 Follow-up

Marc Rines presents LHS Music Director, Barry Hudson, with the proceeds of FutureStars 2017, at the Starburst event in Leominster on June 17th.

Marc Rines was at Leominsters’ 25th Starburst concert event to present the the proceeds  – $1925 – from City Music’s FutureStars Showcase.

City Music has been hosting the FutureStars Showcases since 2005, giving many local teens and bands an opportunity to perform for family and friends,  Continue reading “FutureStars Showcase 2017 Follow-up”

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”
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”.

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
DEADLINE EXTENDED
THROUGH MARCH 7TH!

THERE’S STILL TIME! 

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:

Alright

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.

 

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

Disowned

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.