The launch of a summer concert series at The Redwood Library & Athenaeum was announced on Friday by Benedict Leca, Executive Director of the Redwood. “I’m very excited about this series, which will feature local musicians in a variety of genres performing on our  19′ Windsor rocking chair”.

In June, the Redwood Library & Athenæum launched its first installation of the year: a 19-foot Windsor rocking chair. Opening night of Then and Now: Tales From  The Big Chair featured musical entertainment by the Vox Hunters, Armand Aromin, and Benedict Gagliardi. The seat of the huge chair serves as the performance stage. 

The summer concert series is free and open to the public. The Redwood is  grateful to the Jarzombek Family: Mark Jarzombek and Michelle Drum for sponsoring these special evenings.  

All concerts start at 6 pm and registration is at

The July schedule follows:

July 8th Charlie Marie | Country Tunes 

July 15th Megan O’Connor & Samuel Breene | Violin duets 

July 22nd The High Tidals | Cumbia & Funk 

July 29th So Sol Americana & Brazilian Folk 

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).