Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today's the day you have been waiting for!

*** Franklin Public Library

10:30 AM - Captain Haines Pirate Show!

Captain Haines Pirate Show!
Captain Haines Pirate Show!
 

*** On the Franklin Town Common

5:00 to 8:00  PM – Art Association: Children’s activities: Sidewalk Chalk Art, Face Painting. Plein air Painting.

5:45 PM - Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM - FSPA's Electric Youth
 



Festival Schedule: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Festival Schedule: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
* note the schedule is subject to change

All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 

The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices!
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/07/stop-by-rome-for-festival-fettucini.html


If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://www.franklinsculturalfestival.org/ or follow the Festival on Twitter https://twitter.com/artshappenhere




To help financially support the Festival please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/FCF2017

 
The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZFlnZFNMV1puWkE/view?usp=sharing

THE BLACK BOX August Summer Concerts Feature The Mark Poniatowski Situation and The Love Dogs

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s theater, music, and event venue, continues its second annual Summer Concert Series with two August music events featuring the Mark Poniatowski Situation and The Love Dogs.


Mark Poniatowski
Mark Poniatowski
The Mark Poniatowski Situation headlines a BLACK BOX Jazz concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4. Led by bassist, composer and arranger Mark Poniatowski, the Situation also features Walter Platt on trumpet, Jon Garniss on trombone, Kenny Hadley on drums, Mark Shilansky on piano and Dino Govoni on saxophone. The Mark Poniatowski Situation released a self-titled CD of jazz instrumentals composed and arranged by Poniatowski in 2010.

An associate professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music, Mark Poniatowski has performed with artists including the Bruce Katz Band, Toni Lynn Washington Band, Kenny Hadley Big Band, Soul Kitchen, Floyd Dixon, Sid Caesar, Rita Moreno, Bob Newhart, Junior Watson, Janiva Magness and Kid Ramos. Among his performances throughout the US and Europe are the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz and Blues Festival, Boston Blues Festival, The River Festival, and The Natt Jazz Festival in Norway. Recordings include Two Sides with Joe Bargar and the Soul Providers, Mississippi Moan with the Bruce Katz Band, and The George Carlin Show soundtrack.

THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series continues with The Love Dogs, featuring rockin’ rhythm and blues, on Saturday, August 12 at 8 p.m. With barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano, stinging Fender guitar, and a red-hot horn section of trombone and alto, tenor and baritone saxes, The Love Dogs also showcases a swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business” and a charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. 

The Love Dogs
The Love Dogs
Based out of Boston, the septet recently celebrated its 20th year. Combining elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll, The Love Dogs have played juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. They’ve released four CDs. Many of the cuts have been blues radio favorites and several of the Dogs’ signature original songs have been used in feature films and on television. The New York Post says, “Even though the music could make Leonardo’s David dance, it’s the songwriting that separates these dogs from the rest of the pack.” Voted “Best New England Band” by Blues Audience magazine, The Love Dogs is part Rat Pack party, part 20th century musical encyclopedia, and part revival meeting.

The band’s lineup, featuring some of the Northeast’s best players, consists of Eddie “Duato” Scheer (lead vocals), Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), Steve Brown (drums, vocals), Mario Perrett (tenor sax, vocals), and Mark Paquin (tenor sax, trombone).

THE BLACK BOX, the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street. Tickets to THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series events are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. A cash bar is available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (508) 528-3370 or visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Day 4 Schedule - 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival - Saturday, July 29



3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival
Performance Schedule

Saturday, July 29
At THE BLACK BOX

The Franklin Art Association will display works of local artists in the lobby of THE BLACK BOX.   The detailed schedule of performances looks like this:


Festival Stage
(inside)
Circle of Friends Stage
(outside, under the tent)

Set up

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Heath Nisbett
Set up
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Set up
Michele Kelly
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Emma Newton
Set up
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Set up
Jamie Barrett
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Universal Singers
Set up
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Set up
Stefilia's Stone
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Ann Sears
Set up
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Set up
Jim Henry
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Kaye Kelly
Set up
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Set up
Victims of Gravity
8:00 PM
FPAC performs a “24 Hour Play”



Bring your beach blanket and chairs for the 'Franklin lawn' in THE BLACK BOX parking lot (seating limited under the tent, first come first serve).

For updates to the schedule, follow @artshappenhere
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Franklin restaurants will offer samples of their best for sale under the tent during the afternoon


All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 

The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices! 
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/07/stop-by-rome-for-festival-fettucini.html


If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://buff.ly/2tUhSCL or follow the Festival on Twitter http://buff.ly/2tqlid1

To help financially support the Festival please visit: http://buff.ly/2tqGcZh.

The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZFlnZFNMV1puWkE/view?usp=sharing

You can also download and print a copy of the Saturday schedule here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10DSpiywIulafMNpPpj5a1ajiY_Gk-jBVXlH15dMS7f4/edit?usp=sharing

Day 3 Schedule - 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival - Friday, July 28

*** FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FPS Student Music Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus students


*** FRANKLIN TOWN COMMON

12:00 to 6:00: Farmers’ Market
3:00 to 4:30: Attleboro School of Rock Show Team (CANCELED)
5:00 to 6:00: Let’s Laugh Today - Laughter Yoga
6:30 to 8:00: Kevin Wolfe (music performance)
8:00 to 9:30? FPAC performs "The Mikado"

3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival Schedule: Friday, July 28, 2017
3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival Schedule: Friday, July 28, 2017
* note the schedule is subject to change
If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://www.franklinsculturalfestival.org/ or follow the Festival on Twitter https://twitter.com/artshappenhere
 


All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 

The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices! 
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/07/stop-by-rome-for-festival-fettucini.html

To help financially support the Festival please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/FCF2017


The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZFlnZFNMV1puWkE/view?usp=sharing
 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 2 Schedule - 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival - Thursday, July 27



FRANKLIN TOWN COMMON

5:00 to 6:15: Encore Music
6:45 to 8:00: Jamie Barrett
8:00 to 9:30? FPAC performs "The Mikado"

FRANKLIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

5:00 – 8:00
Display of bridal gowns; speaker on history of wedding gowns.


FRANKLIN METHODIST CHURCH

5:00 – 8:00
Kinetic Robots and Space Creations With Mr. Markee





3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival Schedule: Thursday, July 27, 2017
3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival Schedule: Thursday, July 27, 2017
* note the schedule is subject to change
If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://www.franklinsculturalfestival.org/ or follow the Festival on Twitter https://twitter.com/artshappenhere





All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 

The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices!

http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/07/stop-by-rome-for-festival-fettucini.html


To help financially support the Festival please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/FCF2017


The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZFlnZFNMV1puWkE/view?usp=sharing

Day 1 Schedule - 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival - Wednesday, July 26

*** Franklin Public Library

10:30 AM - Captain Haines Pirate Show!
 

*** On the Franklin Town Common

5:00 to 8:00  PM – Art Association: Children’s activities: Sidewalk Chalk Art, Face Painting. Plein air Painting.

5:45 PM - Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM - FPSA's Electric Youth
 



Festival Schedule: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Festival Schedule: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
* note the schedule is subject to change

All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 
The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices!
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/07/stop-by-rome-for-festival-fettucini.html


If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://www.franklinsculturalfestival.org/ or follow the Festival on Twitter https://twitter.com/artshappenhere




To help financially support the Festival please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/FCF2017

 
The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczaUk4S2FETTFWdlk/view?usp=sharing

Volunteers needed to help with the stage setup

The 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival is looking for 6-8 volunteers for a couple of hours Saturday morning, July 29. Teenagers looking for community service hours this would be a good opportunity to help assemble the stage at THE BLACK BOX. Time to start 9:00 AM and should be complete by 11:00 AM.

To sign up, contact Jim Schultz via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamesdschultzjr  or email jamesdschultzjr@gmail.com

Volunteers needed to help with the stage setup
Volunteers needed to help with the stage setup
 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Big Thank You to all our Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors for helping to make the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival a reality! The collaboration of business and artists can be a wonderful thing, especially when it helps to make Franklin a wonderful go to place!
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
 
Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.
Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.



Keefe Insurance
Keefe Insurance


Franklin Cultural Council
Franklin Cultural Council


Franklin Matters
Franklin Matters

You can also become a sponsor. You can help support the 3nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival by making a donation online gofundme.com/FCF2017.

Your donation of $1, $2, or $5 goes a long way to helping making this event a success.



Donate to help the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival
Donate to help the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival

Stop by The Rome for "Festival Fettucini"

All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival. 

The Rome will feature "Festival Fettucini" from 4:00 PM to closing each night Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29.  The culinary arts are one of the key arts that the Festival is looking to showcase. Franklin has a broad variety of culinary choices!

Stop by The Rome for "Festival Fettucini"
Stop by The Rome for "Festival Fettucini"
If "Festival Fettucini" doesn't fit your taste, The Rome has a variety of daily specials to go along with their hearty Italian fare.  The full dinner menu can be found here  http://www.the-rome.com/menu_dinner.php

If you are interested in getting updates on the Franklin Cultural Festival please check out the webpage http://buff.ly/2tUhSCL or follow the Festival on Twitter http://buff.ly/2tqlid1

To help financially support the Festival please visit: http://buff.ly/2tqGcZh.

The tri-fold flyer with the full schedule can be downloaded here  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZFlnZFNMV1puWkE/view?usp=sharing

All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the Cultural Festival
All roads should lead to The Rome Restaurant in Franklin either before or after taking in one or more of the events at the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 29 - 3rd Annual Cultural Festival Schedule - THE BLACK BOX

The final day of the 3rd Annual Cultural Festival will feature a number of performances on the Festival stage (indoor) and the Circle of Friends stage (outdoor, under the tent) at THE BLACK BOX. 

The Franklin Art Association will display works of local artists in the lobby of THE BLACK BOX

The detailed schedule of performances looks like this:




Festival Stage 
(Indoor)
Circle of Friends Stage 
(Outdoor)
12:00 PM – 12:30
Heath Nisbett
Set up
12:30 – 1:30
Set up
Michele Kelly
1:30 – 2:00
Emma Newton
Set up
2:00 – 3:00
Set up
Jamie Barrett
3:00 – 3:30
Universal Singers
Set up
3:30 – 4:30
Set up
Stefila’s Stone
4:30 – 5:00
Ann Sears
Set up
5:00 – 6:00
Set up
Jim Henry
6:00 – 6:30
Kaye Kelly
Set up
6:30 – 8:00

Victims of Gravity
8:00 – 9:30?
FSPA performs “24 hour play”

 
For updates to the schedule, follow @artshappenhere
Franklin restaurants will offer samples of their best for sale under the tent during the afternoon
Franklin restaurants will offer samples of their best for sale under the tent during the afternoon



You can print a copy of the Saturday schedule here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczcXNxZm5lNEs3Y1k