Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 100 performance and outreach activities annually.
The Brown Bag Concerts are produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN 90.5 FM. 2013/14 marks the 30th year of this great concert series!
Brown Bag Concerts started out as free organ recitals as a way for Mechanics Hall to thank the community for the dollars it donated to restore the Hall's world-famous Hook Organ. WICN realized that Mechanics Hall was getting great audiences and tried a noon time series of its own....another great success. The following year they decided to become partners...Mechanics Hall provides the stage, the staff, and the tech support including sound; WICN programs and books the talent and broadcasts the performances live on 90.5 FM and streaming at www.wicn.org. Mechanics Hall and WICN share promotional responsibilities.