Mechanics Hall

Many Thanks to our Partner WICN Public Radio!!

Photos from past
Brown Bag Concerts
Fall 2014
NE Conservatory Symphonic Winds and Concert Choir with Navy Band Northeast

Fall 2013
Sarah McKenzie Quartet
Giacomo Gates
The Soul Band

Archived Brown Bag concerts


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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Brown Bag Concert, Berklee College of Music Latin Jazz Quintet, Noon, Free Admission
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Brown Bag Concert, performance tba, Noon, Free Admission
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Brown Bag Concert, performance tba, Noon, Free Admission
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Brown Bag Concert, New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds and Navy Band Northeast Noon, Free Admission


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.