Music 2018-08-07T16:58:33+00:00

2018 Music Schedule

Our 2018 lineup includes the best in local performers featuring R&B, funk, World, bluegrass, Americana, folk and, for the kids, the entertaining & interactive Rick Goldin.

“Needham Bank” Main Stage

 Crocodile River Music

6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Crocodile River Music promotes and performs African and African-influenced music, including Brazilian, Caribbean and Flamenco. By connecting our roster of distinguished performers with audiences of all ages, backgrounds and capabilities, we demonstrate the universal influence of African rhythms and melodies on music the world over. We also develop the careers of chosen performers, and find and create work for them.


Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together since their “destined” meeting on Myspace in 2007. Emote, Create, Inspire, Connect, Expand, Soothe, Uplift…. These intentions are the basis of their music. Lori & Fred skillfully combine thoughtful, provocative lyrics with soulful vocals and seasoned musicianship. They playfully refer to their original style as “a gentle but passionate exploration of Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Pop”. If you appreciate meaningful music with eloquence, substance and style then look no further.

Railroad House Band

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Not strictly a Bluegrass band, the Railroad House Band plays a range of material that is Bluegrass-based, but pulls in Jazz, Country, Rock, and Blues, and it doesn’t stop there! They’re just playing tunes they like, and having a blast doing it! Railroad House is a six piece band, featuring 2, 3, or 4-part vocal harmonies.


The Bobby Watson Band

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

This horn-heavy, rockin’ rhythm and blues band nails tunes by James Brown, Roomful of Blues, The Meters, Professor Longhair, Sam and Dave, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert King, BB King, and a host of other blues greats, as well as an original or two.  The Bobby Watson Band bring the goods!

Rick Goldin

Music & Puppets for Children

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

For over twenty years Rick Goldin’s lively, interactive and humorous children’s songs have made him one of the most popular children’s entertainers in New England. Children love his live performances because they get to sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets.