The Rotary Club of Concord held its first outdoor Music Festival on May 27th at Rideout Park in W. Concord to benefit the Concord Children’s Center tuition assistance program and Rotary service projects. The program headlined the Bruce Marshall Band and was joined on stage by locally acclaimed folk musician Terry Kitchen, Shon Gordon of kids’ musical group Rockabye Beats, The Joy of Music Student Chamber Music Ensemble, and guitarist Seth Connolly.
The Concord Children’s Center is a local nonprofit early education institution which has operated in Concord for over 45 years. CCC provides tuition assistance to qualifying families seeking childcare and early education for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We are grateful for the support from the Concord business community which enabled the Rotary Club of Concord to give a check for $9,000 to the Concord Children’s Center to help fund tuition assistance. Pat Nelson, executive director of the Children’s Center, has earmarked some of the money they received to cover tuition for two children from the Concord Emergency Family shelter to attend the Center next year.
We thank our many sponsors including some of our lead sponsors who supported Music Fest. We appreciate their help in reaching our fund-raising goal. 
Deaconess Abundant Life
Middlesex Savings Bank
Bogosian Electric
Pesce Network Dunkin’
Concord Teacakes
McWalter Volunteer Insurance  
We look forward to next year’s Music Fest which will be held on Saturday, May 25th Please save the date!