​​2018 Schedule

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations

and/or weather related issues)

​May 4        Nate Grigos
May 11      Jeff Mendoza
May 18      TBD
May 25      Sean Ryder
June 1        Joe Reidy
June 8       Sean Fullerton
June 15     Ed Bogan
June 22     Nate Grigos
June 29     Ed Bogan
July 6        Mary and Dick Dale
July 13      Hip Swayers
July 20      Nate Grigos
July 27      Joe Reidy
Aug 3        Sean Fullerton
Aug 10      Jeff Mendoza
Aug 17      Sean Ryder
Aug 24      Hip Swayers
Aug 31      Ed Bogan
Sept 7       Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14     Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21     Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28     Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5         Joe Reidy
Oct 12      Ed Bogan
Oct 19      Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26      Marc Rouleau

Every Friday afternoon we have local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the market hoping.  The Westminster Farmers' Market and the Westminster Agricultural Commission aregrateful to both the Westminster Cultural Council and Workers' Credit Unionfor providing financial support to the Westminster Farmers' Market Entertainment Program. We encourage our viewers to sponsor these organizations! Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music


​​About the Entertainers

  • ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE: Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!
  • ED BOGAN: Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.
  • MARY AND DICK DALE: Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts.   They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile.   Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/
  • SEAN FULLERTON: Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37
  • NATE GRIGOS: Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed.  Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe
  • THE HIP SWAYERS: Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.  They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours. webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/  ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/; youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY
  • JEFF MENDOZA: From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.
  • JOE REIDY:  Joe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.  His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.  Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.  The Wachusett Jazz website is:  www.wachusettjazz.com. His Myspace website is:  www.myspace.com/joereidymusic 
  • MARC ROULEAU:  Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.  Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 
  • SEAN RYDER: Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".
  • KATHRYN SWANTEE:  Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16.  Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in. 

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Tom diBuono 1950 - 2018

Tom diBuono, 68, passed away unexpectedly

on Friday, March 23. He had lived in
Hubbardston since 1974.

Tom played guitar, harmonica, and sang at the Westminster Farmers' Market before there was an established Entertainment program, performing for tips only. Those who knew him said he often performed for the community, playing at the Hubbardston Unitarian Church on Second Sunday Visiting Musicians Day. He also supported the Westminster Circle of Artists with his music.

Tom was a songwriter, and several of his compositions are recorded on his CD "Bad Penny". The songs reflect his own experiences and come straight from the heart. For example, "The Scotsman" was based upon his job working in the cranberry bogs in Culver, Massachusetts. He told me, "Most of it, anyway. The rest was artistic licence".

The music he played at the Westminster Farmers' Market was founded in the folk/pop traditions of the '60's, '70's and '80's. He will be remembered for his renditions of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues", Mississippi John Hirt's "Glory, Glory, Now I've Laid My Burden Down", and the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood", among many others. He loved involving children and would play "Old MacDonald" whenever he thought he could get them to dance, clap their hands or sing along.

Our condolences go out to his wife, Anne diBuono, his family and friends. He will be greatly missed at the Farmers' Market and remembered with thanksgiving that we had the chance to know him.