Music 2017-08-08T14:37:38+00:00

2017 Music Schedule

Our 2017 Dragonfly lineup includes the best in local performers featuring R&B, funk, World, bluegrass, Americana, Brazilian folk & the unique “Dale Show”.

“Needham Bank” Main Stage

The Mattson Medeiros Band

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Boston-based pianist, Hammond B3 organist and composer Bruce Mattson is a former member of the Gregg Allman Band, freelance sideman, bandleader, and session musician. Bruce co-leads the roots/New Orleans R&B band, The Mattson Medeiros Band, with guitarist/vocalist Tony Medeiros. Drummer Bob Paluccio and bassist Ed Spargo provide the band’s foundation. This year’s special guest is guitarist Ricky King Russell.

The Bobby Watson Band

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Maybe you remember the innumerable Metrowest shows performed from their inception in the ‘70’s into the ’90’s. Or maybe you caught their shows at any of the finest blues clubs throughout New England during that same era. Or maybe you should just come find out what the rest of their loyal fans have known for decades. That is that this horn-heavy, rockin’ rhythm and blues band that 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, does indeed bring the goods.

Railroad House Band

5:00 PM – 6:00 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 Dale Show

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Original music plus some of the greatest rock & roll hits from the 60’s through the 80’s! Featuring performances from some of the original artists themselves…well…kind of… And you never know who might show up and perform! Check out our last gig!

“Stones Public House” Boardwalk Stage

Crocodile River Music

Band Performance: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Drum Workshop: 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Crocodile River 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.


6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Jorbley B. De Souza ( Jorbley ) is a composer, singer and violist. Born in Ipameri, Goiás, he grew up in the city of Anápolis where he learned to play guitar at the age of 15 and at age 17 began to apply what he had then learned to the Viola Caipira, a Brazilian ten-string guitar. Jorbley has a very eclectic musical background. His biggest idols are Tião Carreiro and Pardinho, Almir Sater, Chrystian & Ralf, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Elis Regina.

“Corner Spot” Community Place

Rick Golden

3:00 PM – 3:45 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.

Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli

4:00 PM – 4:45 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.

New Magnolia Brass Band

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The New Magnolia Jazz Band of Mass specializes in 20’s through 40’s era traditional jazz and swing. Formed over 15 years ago, the band favors a traditional New Orleans jazz sound featuring 4-10 musicians including trumpets, reeds, low brass and percussion.