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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – MIDDnight on Main

Our second New Year’s Eve party is bigger than we can contain!! We are joining with the Community Health Center and others to ring in the new year – 2012! 12 venues up and down Main Street will host entertainment, classes and fun activities for all ages. See www.Middnight.org for further details. See below for the list of events scheduled at The Buttonwood Tree! Note: The final concert, Noah Baerman Jazz, will end in time to welcome in the New Year!

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:00 to Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:00

The Jolly Beggars

The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Hartford, CT, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2011 - 20:00

Dave Hogan – Rock/Americana Trio

Dave Hogan performs his latest album release, “Fun Box,”

When Dave Hogan comes, he brings the ghosts of the honky tonks and the spirits of Parsons and Marriot, tales of road-weary love and better days ahead. A rare opportunity to see him alive and acoustic. Don’t miss it! www.DaveHoganMusic.com

Tickets $8

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011 - 20:00

“Anything Goes!” Open Mic with J-Cherry

7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start

CALLING ALL POETS, MUSICIANS ……The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN!

This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10.

Refreshments available. $3 - $5 suggested donation – pay what you can.

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 19:30
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 19:30

A Child's Christmas in Wales - One-man Theatrical Show

The wonderful Mr. Peter Loffredo in a one-man theatrical show for the whole family. With Eric Esposito on piano, he brings to life the charming story by Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales.

$5 suggested donation and a nonperishable food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 19:00
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 19:00

The New Unity Quintet

Jen Allen- piano
Jovan Alexandre- tenor saxophone
Andrew Renfro- guitar
Jonathan Barber- drums
Matt Dwonszyk- bass

Original jazz compositions and improvisation performed with spirit and fire. From burning up-tempos to beautiful ballads, the New Unity Quartet will bring an energy that is positively infused with fire. The musicians will express themselves with their original compositions and spontaneous improvisation. The Interaction between the musicians and the audience will create positive vibrations that will be fun for everyone.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:30

Bruce Ferrara Quartet

Electric guitarist Bruce Ferrara's quartet features top flight players Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Will Slater on bass, and Karen Kocharian on drums. Visceral and rhythmically free, this band is all about interactive improvisation. Influences come from anywhere, from Jimi Henrix to John Coltrane

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/28/2011 - 20:00

Jazzy Soul with Marty Rowen band

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/24/2011 - 20:00

Rebecca Muir-Blues

Sweet, soulful and compelling, Rebbecca Muir has been heating up The Beehive Sunday Blues Series. Ms Muir opens up her mighty band for this special Thursday performance.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 22:00

Dinner Jazz Set

Exciting and intimate, The Beehive's dinner Jazz set features world-class musical artists as the perfect compliment to a delightful meal or cocktails at the bar.

Dec. 22nd - Mike Mele will start the weekend off early with his jazz guitar trio this Thursday night!

Dec. 23rd - A very modern jazz musician, Phil Grenadier's music is beautifully lyrical and rhythmic. Don't miss this early jazz set!!

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:30
Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:30

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since. A computer network engineer during the day, Jim keeps busy as part of a team overseeing the health and security of the computer network of a major Massachusetts retail corporation. Jim is also a US Army Vietnam Era veteran and served as an Air Traffic Controller where he admits, “That was my first real foray out in radio broadcasting directing all those aircraft”.

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