The Park Theatre 100th Anniversary Weekend
April 29 – May 1, 2022
Romolo Vanni opened his dream on May 1, 1922. To a sell-out crowd, he opened the doors of his brand new Park Theatre to the Monadnock Region with the screening of the silent film, The Old Nest. From that day forward, The Park Theatre became the center of entertainment for Jaffrey and surrounding communities until it closed its doors as a theatre in 1976. On August 5, 2021, The Park Theatre re-opened with a brand new state-of-the-art performing arts center built on the exact spot the original Park Theatre occupied.
To celebrate its founding, The Park Theatre is having a weekend of dazzling entertainment including 2 evenings of concerts and a fundraising 100 Party on Sunday, May 1. Book your tickets for any of these 3 events.
Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm
18-year old Blues & Roots sensation with her debut album charting #2 on Billboard
Veronica Lewis, is a teenage prodigy, piano player, singer & prolific songwriter who is ”changing the game and upping the ante”, says American Blues Scene. With the release of her critically acclaimed, Chart-topping, debut album “You Ain’t Unlucky”, 18-year-old Veronica Lewis, is poised to bring new generations back under that big old revival tent that is Blues and Roots rock and roll.
A mesmerizing live performer with serious piano chops, soaring vocals, and trailblazing original songs, Veronica gives her audience “every last drop, every single time”.
“You Ain’t Unlucky” blasted Veronica Lewis’ career off to a mind-blowing start, debuting at Number #2 on the Billboard Blues charts, #1 on iTunes Blues chart, and landing the title Track ‘You Ain’t Unlucky’ as the Number #1 Blues Song of The Year 2021 (Root Music Report), and snagging two Blues Music Nominations in 2022 for Best Emerging Artist Album & Pinetop Piano Player of the Year. Tickets $24-$29. Click logo below.
Saturday, April 30, 7:30 pm
THE BEST CONCERT
An evening of incredible talent from the region.
Featuring Senie Hunt, Green Heron & Mill City Rags
The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish, and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron (formerly Green) on fiddle, banjo, and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo, and vocals, the duo has been sharing New England stages together since 2017. The two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high-energy performances
Senie Hunt is a self-taught, singer-songwriter and percussive guitarist adopted from Sierra Leone. He brought with him an inherent passion for West African rhythms and percussion. Senie used djembe drumming as a creative outlet to process the traumas of his early childhood during Sierra Leone’s Diamond wars.
MILL CITY RAGS
Mill City Rags is an original ragtime band performing an eclectic mix of vintage music. They have played all over New England and received dazzling reviews.
Mill City Rags began with a love of vintage music and a desire to make it live today!
Tickets $20. On sale NOW. Click logo below.
Sunday, May 1, 5:00 pm
THE 100 PARTY
Let’s celebrate this with a fundraiser!
A very memorable evening. Special speakers, surprise guests, historic exhibits, dedications & more. With champagne, hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
The #1 movie from 1922, the rollicking comedy, Grandma’s Boy, starring Harold Lloyd with the acclaimed silent film accompanist, Jeff Rapsis, on the organ. Join us for this amazing fundraising event.
Tickets $50. Click logo to purchase.
Help The Park Theatre with a tax-deductible gift to
The 100 Fund
Your donation will help us secure our permanent sound system for live concerts.
Click HERE to make a gift online.
Or send a check to The Park Theatre, PO Box 278, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Write “100 Fund” in the memo section of the check.
Thank you for your support!