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The Insiders: We drew up a ton of cool musical entertainment for you

If this column were on the radio, you might think there were dozens of animated characters walking around downtown Concord this afternoon. That’s because today is all about tunes, which without the benefit of sight, could be misconstrued as being all about ‘toons. Glad that confusion is taken care of.

Anyway, back to the tunes. Today marks the triumphant annual appearance of the Granite State Music Fest at Kiwanis Riverfront Park. It’s a weekend long festival of music and other fun stuff, like artisans and a KidZone.

The whole thing starts at noon today. Weekend passes are $50, with day passes costing you $30. That’s not the only funky show in town today, though. There’s a classical music concert in – get this – a parking garage! Before you start complaining that there’s already not enough parking downtown, hear us out: It’s going to be awesome. The New Hampshire Master Chorale and Chamber Orchestra present Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in the Capital Commons Garage, on level four, at 7 p.m. The event is being held in collaboration with Red River Theatres, and will include a screening of West Side Story featuring a sing-a-long after the concert. Trust us, it’s a musical two-for-one at a venue that previously only showcased live music when people hummed on the way back to their cars. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $25 for students.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

Legacy Comments1

Imho, the GSMF seems a tad overpriced at $30/$50. That's asking a lot from today's family budget. Might be different if the Beatles or Stones were headlining, but...

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