Live Shows with the best of New England Swing Bands!
06/02/2019 at All Day
Private house party fundraiser for Northampton Neighbors
Private house party fundraiser for Northampton Neighbors in a beautiful downtown condo will be inspiring. Northampton Neighbors helps seniors stay in their homes by sharing resources. The O-Tones will play for a fundraiser for this wonderful non-profit. The band loves playing house parties. And the group enjoys supporting fundraisers for good causes! Mary Witt (vocals & bass), John Caban ( lead guitar/vocals), and Ben Kohn (piano/vocals) will play Jazz, Swing, Blues, and Soul at this special event.
“We are a community of neighbors helping each other with our daily tasks. All members of Northampton Neighbors are welcome at events, gatherings and Interest Groups, but to receive services you must be 55+ and live in Northampton, Florence or Leeds.
NN offers practical assistance, service referrals, as well as social, cultural and educational activities. Our members enjoy a wide and growing variety of services and care, enabling them to remain in their homes and continue to enjoy their network of friends and activities
At the heart of our mission are the people of all ages who volunteer to help our members continue to lead rich and engaging lives. Many members enjoy the experience so much that they decide to offer services in return.
Free membership ensures that there are no economic barriers preventing Northampton seniors from receiving services or participating programs and events. We depend on our members’ generosity, the support of our local business community and grant making institutions. Please consider a sustaining donation.
06/06/2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Amherst Arts Night Plus music
Amherst Arts Night Plus music, sponsored by Amherst Public Art Commission will be held all over downtown Amherst. Mostly acoustic music will be featured at various locations including, but not limited to Emily Dickinson museum, Gallery A3, the Visitors Center, the Historical Society, the Jones library, Greenfield Savings Bank, and the Unitarian Universalist church.
Mary Witt and Annie Patterson will be performing at several of these locations on June 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. They will play a fun mix of Swing, Folk, Blues, and more with guitar.
Emily Dickinson Museum - 280 Main St, Amherst, MA, 01002
06/08/2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zeke’s Grill at Crumpin’ Fox deck music with The O-Tones! A fun summer outdoor show with Swing, Blues, Soul, Motown, and Oldies. Ann Percival (vocals & rhythm guitar), Mary Witt (vocals & bass), and John Mason (vocals & lead guitar) join their soulful vocals on Swing and Motown grooves for hot fun in the summertime. Joined by Kerry Blount (sax), Steve Moser (piano), and Jason Arnold (drums), the band will have a great mix for your summer entertainment.
Zeke’s Grill at Crumpin’ Fox - 87 Parmenter Road, Bernardston, MA, 01337
Kristina Bouchard firstname.lastname@example.org
06/13/2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Iconica Social Club with Annie Patterson, gorgeous vocalist and guitarist joins Mary Witt, singer and bass player. Annie and Mary love singing together, trading jazz scats and licks, blues verses, funky backup vocals and more. Annie Patterson, with many years in Girls from Mars (a swing band from Philadelphia) as well as author of Rise Up and Sing singalong songbook, performs with soul and passion. They will perform a mix of Jazz, Swing, Blues, Folk and more.
Iconica Social Club is the cute little brick building in the parking lot off Masonic Street. They serve up great food and drinks with a wonderful listening room.
$8 goes to the musicians. BYOB
Iconica Social Club - 1 Amber Lane, Northampton, MA, 01060
Em and Fitz email@example.com
06/22/2019 at All Day
New England Wedding Band The O-Tones love playing for a couple’s special day! This NH wedding couple sought out The O-Tones because they love to dance. The O-Tones love to play for weddings because the music they love is perfect for ceremony, cocktails, dinner and/or dancing. With a mix of Swing/Jazz, Blues, Soul, Motown, Latin and Oldies, their music appeals to all ages.
This 5-piece version of The O-Tones will provide piano music for the ceremony, then all the other styles they play for dinner and dancing. Their grooves and melodies appeal to all ages, helping everyone to remember this special day with the music performed.
06/27/2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance – The O-Tones @ Hawks & Reed Greenfield!
Dance – The O-Tones @ Hawks & Reed Greenfield! The O-Tones love playing for dancing, even on a Thursday night! Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center has a wonderful wooden dance floor as well as tables and bar for watching the dancers. The musicians will have 3 part harmonies with Ann Percival, Mary Witt, and John Caban. Come hear soulful sax solos (Kerry Blount), sizzling guitar licks (John Caban), and boogie woogie piano (Walt Chapan). Styles range from Swing to Blues to Soul to Latin to Motown. No partner necessary, all styles of dancing encouraged.
Earlier show since Thursday night!
Music 7 – 9 pm, Dance lesson 6:30 – 7 pm
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center - 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA, 01301
Hawks and Reed
07/25/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
The O-Tones at Progression Brewery Northampton
The O-Tones at Progression Brewery Northampton, music with good food and beer! This new local brewery is a hit in the community with its tasty menu, great beer, and friendly atmosphere. A fun place to hang out with friends and listen to music surrounded by art. The old Don Gleason’s camping store turned into a cool, new restaurant. The O-Tones trio will feature Mary Witt’s soulful vocals and groovin’ bass along with John Caban’s sizzling blues and soul solos and Ben Kohn’s jazzy and funky piano playing.
Progression Brewery - 9 Pearl St, Northampton, MA, 01060
Music at Progression Brewery Music@ProgBrew.com
07/27/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The O-Tones at Historic Northampton summer show! Historic Northampton has invited The O-Tones to perform for their outdoor music series, with a rain location backup, of course. Music from the gazebo with the audience on the summer lawn, music will entertain the listeners with Swing, Soul, Latin, and Motown. Band members will show you a great time for summertime, with Ann Percival, Mary Witt, and John Caban on vocals and guitars and bass with Kerry Blount on sax and Ben Kohn on piano.
Historic Northampton - 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA, 01060
Laurie Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org
08/01/2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music and dancing with a view!
Music and dancing with a view! Join The O-Tones for a show at the top of a mountain at Summit House.
The O-Tones are thrilled to be part of this concert series at the top of the Holyoke Range. With gorgeous views on a summer night in a historic house with room to dance, who could ask for more? This Summer Concert Series has been going on for a long time and The O-Tones will bring their styles of Swing, Blues, Soul, Motown and Latin to this beautiful historic site. And there’s even room to dance on a beautiful summer evening.
Advance tickets for all shows (highly recommended) will be available beginningJune 1st, and until 2:00 pm day of show (cash or check only), at four area businesses:
– Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley
– Hadley Garden Center, 285 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley
– Nuttelman’s Florists, 135 Woodlawn Avenue, Northampton
– Carey’s Flowers, 300 Newton Street (Rt. 116), South Hadley (closed July 1-4)
Gates open at 6:00 pm, and The Summit House will open at 7:00 pm. Picnicking is welcome (neither food nor beverages will be available for sale at the event). Tickets and parking are strictly limited, and carpooling from the base and halfway house is encouraged. The Summit House is wheelchair accessible. All hikers/walkers should please carry flashlights.
Porch Tickets: Once all 110 tickets for indoor seating have been sold, 60 “Porch Tickets” will be available for sale at the gate after 6:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. The music can be clearly heard on the porch, and patrons are welcome to bring their own lightweight, portable chairs. Please refer to this site for updates on shows.
At an elevation of 935 ft. overlooking the Pioneer Valley, the Summit House was built in 1851, and its earliest visitors reads like a Who’s Who of 19th-century writers, poets, artists and dignitaries such as Charles Dickens, Jenny Lind and Thomas Cole. Its original timbers are over a century and a half old, and the building has a warm acoustic resonance, like an enormous vintage wooden musical instrument perched on top of a mountain. The sunsets viewed from its porch can be the most spectacular in western New England. And, picnicking is both welcomed and encouraged on the rolling high grounds of J. A. Skinner State Park. It is an ideal, exhilarating place for an evening of friends, food, music, and nature in all its summer glory.
Summit House - 195 Skinner State Park Rd , Hadley, MA, 01035
Friends of The Mount Holyoke Range
08/04/2019 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dancing Laurel Park community building Northampton
Dancing Laurel Park community building Northampton will host The O-Tones! Laurel Park is a community neighborhood and welcomes The O-Tones to come play for them and the public at their beautiful historic community building. With a great wooden dance floor and old world charm, dancers will delight in the feeling of being transported back in time. Mary Witt (vocals & bass), John Caban (guitar & vocals), Ben Kohn (piano & vocals), and Jason Arnold (drums) will entertain you on the dance floor with Swing, Soul, Blue, Motown and Oldies!
The camp at Laurel Park was founded in 1872 as a Methodist summer retreat and used as a site for religious camp meetings and other spiritual services. At the same time, it became a site for the popular traveling Chautauqua festivals of the era. The grounds were developed with the ideals of the Chautauqua movement in mind: as a place to gather and create an open air “university of ideas” focused on lifelong learning through nature, music, oration and the arts. This goal was the impetus for building Normal Hall and the Tabernacle, structures whose original purpose was to provide space for teaching and performing.
Throughout the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Laurel Park was known as a gathering place where Pioneer Valley residents could come to be entertained, educated and inspired. Thousands of people came to traveling Chautauqua events on the grounds to hear the best-known speakers and entertainers of the day.
Laurel Park - Route 5, Northampton, MA, 01060
Laura Pravitz email@example.com
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Live Shows with the best of New England Swing Bands! The O-Tones, a hot New England Swing & Motown band, appeals to all ages. With lots of soul, they’ll melt your hearts & get your feet dancing. The O-Tones band has been playing for events in New England since 1990 & is a dynamic entity. They are considered by many to be of the best swing bands New England. Over their lifespan, various singers & instrumentalists have lent their talents to the band’s fun & professional Swing, Motown, Blues, & Soul sound.
The basic New England Swing Band is 6-piece with three singers, sax, guitar, piano, bass, & drums, but this talented group performs regularly in many forms, ranging from duo to the full 6-piece and even a 14-piece big band! They can play for weddings, parties, dances, fundraisers, & other events. Perfect music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, as well as dancing! They have many happy clients to recommend them.
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