Mechanics Hall

Many Thanks to our Partner WICN Public Radio!!

Photos from past
Brown Bag Concerts
Fall 2013
Sarah McKenzie Quartet
Giacomo Gates
The Soul Band

Archived Brown Bag concerts

BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES
Fall 2014
Wednesdays at Noon
Free Admission

The Brown Bag Concert Series has crossed over the 30 Year mark! Mechanics Hall is proud to provide quality performances free to the general public! We partner with WICN 90.5FM, New England's Jazz+ public radio station to offer 9 free noontime concerts annually.

November 26
Dick Odgren, Jazz Piano
Dick has graciously stepped in to play Wednesday's Brown Bag Concert! We are so excited to hear his fabulous piano playing - it has been far too long!

December 3
New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds & Concert Choir and the US Navy Band Northeast
Conducted by William Drury, the big sound of NEC Symphonic Winds and the Concert Choir will surely put us all in the holiday spirit!

December 10
Blues Vocalist Michelle Wilson & the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra
Affectionately called "evil gal," Michelle's amazing voice, intense, engaging style, her vast knowledge of and passion for Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music combined with the rock solid support provided by her talented and tight backup band add up to a unique and unforgettable show! She is a force of nature -- an emotional ball of talent that inspires with her original songs but also takes you on a journey through what she calls "the lost music" of vintage soul/R&B legends like Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James.



BROWN BAG ARCHIVE

WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) has recognized the historical significance of the 30+ years of the Brown Bag Concert Series. WPI has documented the series history in its Jazz History Database. The database includes information from 1989 - 2008.

"Studio 3", a half-hour music and interview television program featuring some of the best jazz groups in New England and beyond, was taped between 1993 and 2000 before live audiences in the studios of WGMC-TV3 or on location, including Brown Bag concerts at Mechanics Hall. All shows were produced and hosted by jazz vocalist Toni Ballard, with production support from Greater Media Cable, and aired from 1993 to 2003 on WGMC-TV3. The WPI Jazz History Database includes Studio 3 videos.

» JAZZ HISTORY DATABASE