Since 1991, the Foxboro Jaycees proudly present their FREE Summer Concerts on the Common series! Join us on Thursday nights on Foxboro Common between 7:00-9:00pm for a night of music and fun! Thursday evenings throughout the summer from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All concerts are free to the public. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Sit back, enjoy the summer night and be entertained by local musicians. Visit our membership booth for more information about the Foxboro Jaycees.
June 9: FHS Jazz Ensemble
The Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble returns to open the concert season!
June 16: The Gobshites
Returning to our stage again this year, it wouldn’t be summer without the Gobshites, the Only Folk ‘N’ Irish Band That Matters!
June 23: Space Captain
Space Captain is an Acoustic Rock duo in the Rhode Island area. Rob and Ed perform covers of some of your favorite Classic Rock tunes, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Pink Floyd, The Cult and more!
June 30: Erin Harpe’s Country Blues Duo
A rising star in the roots and blues scene with a growing fan base around the world, guitarist/singer/songwriter Erin Harpe has been compared to legendary blues women like Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block. Living Blues Magazine called her “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene,” and the Midwest Record dubbed her “Bonnie Raitt on modern performance enhancing drugs!” Recently named New England’s “Blues Artist of the Year,” Erin has garnered critical acclaim with her award-winning electric blues band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers for a decade, gaining a considerable fan base with their memorable high-energy performances and irresistible mix of genres they call “Boogie, Blues & Beyond.”
Erin gets back to her roots in the acoustic blues for her new Country Blues Duo (a.k.a. “CBD”) with longtime partner/bassist Jim Countryman. Appropriately nicknamed “shit-kicking blues” on a recent UK tour, they create a very full, danceable and engaging sound with their down-home duo, which features Erin on acoustic guitar, vocals, kazoo & foot percussion, and Jim on ukulele bass and backing vocals. Their energetic performances transport the audience to the Delta, with vintage classics by the likes of Memphis Minnie, Mississippi John Hurt, Tommy Johnson and Blind Blake — elevated by Erin’s own interpretations – and mixed in seamlessly with original compositions and country blues takes on popular songs. Erin Harpe CBD is a must-see roots act that will get any crowd moving — now accepting bookings for Fall 2021!
The duo’s latest release, MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE (2020 VizzTone) was recorded in the couple’s home studio while in quarantine during the pandemic. The new album has gotten rave reviews, declared “today’s country blues at its very best” by Frank Matheis’ in Living Blues Magazine, and getting a 3 out of 4 star review in MOJO. The album entered the charts at #13 on Billboard’s Blues Chart, and climbed to #5 on Relix/Jambands.com Radio Chart, #7 on iTunes Top US Blues Albums, #9 on North American College & Community Radio’s Top 30 Blues Chart, #8 (Top 50 Contemporary Blues Albums) & #15 (Top Blues Albums) on Roots Music Report’s Charts, and #17 on Living Blues Radio’s Chart, also making several 2020 top 10 lists
July 7: Eddy’s Shoe
Eddy’s Shoe Plays Original Music (Contemporary Blues Rock, extended Jams with a Grateful Dead Meets Frank Zappa Feel) & Jam Band Favorites which include a Heavy Dose of Some Good O’l Grateful Dead Music.. Psychedelic Folksy Phishy Blues Rock
July 14: Southbound Train
Southbound Train is a contemporary country group playing a mix of classics and hits of the past 5 decades.
July 21: The Inflatables
Band originates from Massachusetts area. Love jamming to 60-80s Rock playing many songs you don’t hear out that much.
July 28: Richie Rich & 24 Karat Funk
For the past 30 years 24 Karat Funk Productions has been delivering their dynamic style of music in and
around the New England area and Overseas (France, Belgium, Sweden, etc.). Once they hit the stage 24 Karat Funk collectively delivers
their original material and the best in Funk, R&B. Reggae, Jazz, Pop and Rock
August 4: Jennifer Tefft Band
Band Members: Jennifer Tefft- Vocals, Guitar. John Parrillo – Lead Guitar. Jeff St. Pierre – Bass, Electronics. Philip Antoniades – Drums.
2021 Winner of the New England Music Awards “Female Performer of the Year”, Jennifer Tefft is a fired up, energizing presence that creates earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. Her music combines intense rhythms with melancholy textures and haunting vocals that wind easily from darkly ethereal to outspoken, creating her own brand of Gritty-Lush Alternative Rock.
After getting her start playing for change in the subways and streets of Cambridge, MA, Jennifer Tefft met guitarist John Parrillo met and they quickly began writing and playing together as a duo. Following several years playing the circuit in Boston and Cambridge, they released their first cd Dig This Thing along with bass player Jeff St. Pierre and drummer Phil Antoniades. They soon hit the road playing shows along the Eastern seaboard and the Midwest. Since then they have gone on to release four more CDs on Tefft’s own Gypsy Spin Music label.
All five releases have received critical acclaim such as a 2019 New England Music Award Nomination for “Best In State”. Boston Music Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist, and a “Boston’s Best Unsigned Band” nod by local press. Shift was awarded “Best Alternative Album” by the Just Plain Folks association in Hollywood, CA. Twelve MyFm Local Music nominations and Four Local Music Awards. Songs from all 4 releases have been and continue to be used on National Television shows such as Cruel Summer, CSI, MTV, Stargate Universe, One Life To Live, The Young & The Restless and many others.
Tefft has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists, from Aerosmith, Warrant & Quiet Riot to Sarah McLachlan, Missing Persons, Grant Hart & The Sheila Divine to Ellis Paul and many others.
Tefft currently performs as a solo or duo or full band show and is currently working on new music.
August 11: The Day Trippers
The Day Trippers are a fun oldies band that loves the Beatles! We play a lot of classic Beatles hits, plus many other songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, from Elvis and the Stones, to CCR and Badfinger.
FOXBORO CABLE ACCESS: The Foxboro Jaycees are very grateful to the staff and volunteers of Foxboro Cable Access (http://www.fcatv.org) for their regular taping, coverage and broadcasting of our concerts!