LACONIA — With local support from event sponsor, WEMJ, and entertainment sponsors Wescott Law and the Bank of New Hampshire, the Belknap Mill is looking forward to entertaining the Lakes Region with 21 concerts in Rotary Park this year.
Executive Director Denise Sharlow started planning this series a year ago. With a grant from the – Bellis Family Fund – NH Charitable Foundation, Denise was able to involve several artists who are listed on the New Hampshire Arts Roster. "We are privileged to have NH Artists, Michael Zerphy, Lucille Therrien, Randy Armstrong and Ellen Carlson with the High Range Band perform for us this year" says Sharlow.
Other local New Hampshire Artists are in the mix as well. "We pulled artists from all over New Hampshire to join us for our evening concerts. Favorites include the Fireside Trio, Katie Rose, Jim Barns, The Michael Vincent Band, The Crunchy Western Boys, Michael Nix, Wayne from Maine, Swing a Cat and the Rockin' Daddio's."
"We are also launching a Live Lunch series on Friday's this summer in July and August. With support from the Lakes Region Community Services through the Vanderloo Foundation grant, local artists will be entertaining on Fridays from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m in Rotary Park. It's a great time from members of the business community to come to the park on their lunch hour and get reenergized. Pick up a lunch from one of our local restaurants, or bringing a bag lunch. Enjoy the sunshine, the music and relax," states Denise.
"The evening concerts won't get rained out, because we can easily move the entertainment to the 3rd floor of the Belknap Mill and the show will go on."
For a full listing of what is happening at the Belknap Mill, go to The Belknap Mill website at www.belknapmill.org, or pick up a program book. "You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter where concert goers are invited to post on our pages regularly. You just might see yourself a friend or co-worker enjoying a wonderful day in Rotary Park at the Belknap Mill."