Theres a new meal plan for the Box Lunch Revue.
The Downtown Business Association began the weekly summer concert series in 2006 to attract people downtown on their lunch breaks. Guests performed on the front lawn of the Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St.
Last year, the days of the revues were switched from Fridays to Wednesdays to coincide with the Farm and Craft Market sponsored by the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce. The market begins a new season on May 29.
Last year, it seemed more like competing than working with the chamber, said DBA board member Albert J. Romano Jr. They often had musicians performing too.
And last years revue on the Historical Society grounds didnt seem to tap into the foot traffic the Farm and Craft Market provided, he added.
We figured, Why dont we expand the revue and work with the chamber? Mr. Romano said. They were open to the idea.
The Box Lunch Revue acts will perform at the Farm and Craft Market at a spot set up in front of City Hall. The series, featuring acts from performers who are all based in the north country, is expanding from nine to 14 weeks.
I think its going to work out, not only for the DBA and the chamber, but the performers like it as well, Mr. Romano said.
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Following is the schedule of the 2013 Box Lunch Revue. The weekly concerts are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
May 29: Jerry and Carol Loch with Carol Parker (traditional, folk and country gospel).
June 5: Gary Walts (classical guitar).
June 12: The New Yorkers (ragtime music).
June 19: Ocean Below (playing covers of popular music acts such as Cold Play, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Uncle Kracker and Barenaked Ladies).
June 26: Benjamin Plante (folk rock, with music of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac and others).
July 3: Tom Gagnon: (acoustic roots, harmonica, traditional).
July 10: Ocean Below.
July 17: Chad Darou (acoustic, top 40, country, Americana)
July 24: Trillium Music Center student performers (fiddle/instrumental)
July 31: Ocean Below.
Aug. 7: Fox Richardson (folk).
Aug. 14: Ocean Below.
Aug. 21: Russ Bridge (music of 80s, 90s and current)
Aug. 28: Rain date.