It’s been almost a year in preparation, but the Massachusetts Walking Tour is nearly ready to come to town. Over 11 days in June, this group of musicians will be backpacking their instruments and camping gear from one town to the next, offering free concerts each evening in a different town. Now that the tour is all planned out, the grants written and granted by wonderful folks such as the Franklin Cultural Council, venues are booked, and places for the touring musicians to camp have been arranged, it’s time to get the word out. Here are some of the helpful (and excited!) folks in Franklin who are doing their part to welcome the walking tour to Franklin. We’ll be visiting other towns soon.
Gets lots more information about details of this exciting 11 day event at http://masswalkingtour.org/ The first hour of each concert will include local artists of many types.
Check out the website if you’re interested in participating, or know others who would like to take part in this unique event.
The second hour of the concert will be acoustic music provided by the touring musicians, Mark Mandeville, Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski, with other guests.
In the coming days we’ll be stopping into libraries and other venues to share posters and post cards.
And thanks to the folks working to make the SNETT Trail more viable. The Walking Tour will be utilizing the SNETT on their way to Franklin from Bellingham, then on their way on to Blackstone the day after the Franklin concert.
Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! Marjorie is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com