Trailer Park will be at Fish Park

  • L-R: James Robinson, Greg Lauzon, Joe Fitzpatrick, Tom Mahnken, Rick Page —Submitted Photo

  • Joe Fitzpatrick, Tom Mahnken, Rick Page, Greg Lauzon, James Robinson —Submitted Photo

Published: 9/4/2019 9:45:15 PM
Modified: 9/4/2019 9:45:07 PM

ATHOL — On Saturday, Sept. 7 the Tool Town Live free concert series moves to Fish Park, near 200 Union St. The show will feature award winning “BBQ rock” band, Trailer Park. The concert is from 7-9 p.m., and free for all ages.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, Trailer Park has achieved a level of popularity and critical acclaim across the northeastern US that most bands only dream of.

Trailer Park is a 10-legged rock and roll machine powered by James Robinson on guitar, Tom Mahnken on bass, Greg Lauzon and Rick Page on tenor saxes, and Joe Fitzpatrick on drums. All the members sing. The music is a tribute to the horn-driven R&B bands of 1950s New Orleans, the catchy melodies of timeless pop, and the you-better-shake-it vibe of Latin music. Members of the band say: “Trailer Park plays original, sax-soaked rock and roll. It’s often been called ‘Barbeque Music,’ though we couldn’t tell you exactly why.”

Since 1994, Trailer Park has released half a dozen CDs and played more than 1000 shows throughout the Northeast. They’ve had the good fortune to open for acts like NRBQ, Rat Dog, WAR, Little Feat, and Los Lobos, and have even performed multiple concerts as Bo Diddley’s backing band.

If there is a chance of rain in the forecast, the concert will be held in Memorial Hall at 584 Main St. Refreshments including hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, dessert bars and more will be on sale at the event. Scotties Potties provides facilities for Tool Town Live concerts. There will be free candy at the concert while supplies last, courtesy of the West Brook Tree Farm.

This program is supported in part by a grant from The Athol Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The producers of the series thank the Deane Brothers, founders of WJDF, without whom the concert series would not exist. Tool Town Live 2019 concerts are sponsored in part by Witty’s Funeral Home, Flint’s Auto Sales, Kessler Investments, Pete’s Tire Barn, Ethan Stone, LaBelle Roofing, Osprey Entertainment, Elwood Sound and Media, Flint’s Repairs, Adams Animal Hospital, Scooby’s Custom Cornholes and more, Al’s Quick Lube, Silhouettes Best Little Hair House in Athol, and West Brook Tree Farm.

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