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Photos: Rock On Fest kicks off with basketball on Main Street

  • President and Founder of Frank Monahan Foundation Marshal Crane (left) and his step sone Cooper Hand, 8, throw some passes as a crew continues to build a portable, professional basketball court in preparation for Rock On Fest on Main Street in Concord on Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Cooper Hand, 8, gives the portable basketball court its first test with a ball as workers continue installing panels in preparation for Rock On Fest on Main Street in Concord on Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Chief volunteer officer Alex Stoyle puts together one of the hoops of the portable, professional basketball court in preparation for Rock On Fest on Main Street in downtown Concord on Friday morning. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff

  • Crews adjust the positioning of a portable, professional basketball court donated by the NBA on Main Street in Concord in preparation for Rock On Fest on Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Chief volunteer officer Alex Stoyle (left) and Max Nagel install panels of the portable, professional basketball court in preparation for Rock On Fest on Main Street in downtown Concord, Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Nashua Sports Academy C4 team member Trevor Labrecque (right), 12, shoots a layup during a 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament game against the Cap City Basketball Spurs.

  • Luke Bonner referees a 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament game during Rock On Fest in downtown Concord on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)


Monitor staff
Friday, August 11, 2017

Rock On Fest volunteers laid out a three-on-three basketball court on Main Street Friday at 6 a.m. to get the two-day festival started.

Organized by Concord brothers Matt and Luke Bonner, the festival of music and basketball supports the Rock On Foundation, which works to boost athletic and artistic opportunities throughout New Hampshire.

In its first day in the new location, the Rock On Fest hosted boys and girls basketball tournaments on the Main Street court and a screening of “Space Jam” on the State House lawn.

“It’s doing great. It’s awesome weather. The kids have been awesome. A lot of energy from the parents. It’s really cool. It’s definitely going great,” Luke Bonner said.

The festival continues today with adult and high school basketball tournaments in the street and a full slate of musical performances on a stage in front of the State House from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The festival had been located in White Park, but moved to downtown for the first time this year.