Inaugural concert to be held at Gonkplex pavilion


Inaugural concert to be held at Gonkplex pavilion

NORTHBOROUGH – It’s been over a year since Town Meeting voters in Northborough and Southborough approved the Algonquin Regional High School athletic complex project. Since, the first athletic games and graduation have been held in the complex.

Now, the Northborough Community Affairs Committee (CAC) will be holding the inaugural concert at the pavilion on Sept. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli with Anelise with special guests Music Includes. There will also be food vendors at the concert.

The concert is part of CACs’s free Summer Concert Series. CAC’s Suzy Cieslica said she was excited about the lineup for the series.

“We tend to bring a lineup that no other town offers. We have some favorites returning, and a couple of new bands,” she said.

Their Playing Dead was canceled due to the weather, but they have since been rescheduled to play on Aug. 11. The rest of the lineup includes:
July 14: Disco Lemonade
July 21: Petty Larceny
Aug. 18: Billy and the Jets

All of the concerts with the exception of the Sept. 1 will be held at Ellsworth McAfee Park from 5 to 7 p.m.

Additionally, the committee will offer food from Northboro House of Pizza, Asher Burgers, Yummy Mummy Bakery and Uhlman’s Ice Cream along with Simera’s Henna, Donna’s Face Paint, Yashfa’s Henna and Christine’s Creative Face Painting.

The Community Affairs Committee is asking attendees to bring a donation for the Northborough Food Pantry. There will be a donation bin at every concert. Additionally, some of the sponsors of the concerts will be at the concerts, as will different volunteer organizations and boards for outreach.

This year, the sponsors include Carvalho and Roth Orthodontics; Flaherty Physical Therapy; Lexus of Northborough; Tristan Bezzant, Edward Jones Financial Advisor; the Shay family; School of Rock; Main Street Bank; Mathnasium and Central One Bank.

The Community Affairs Committee received grants from the Northborough Cultural Council and the Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation to support the concert series.

For a full list of the bands and vendors, visit

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