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We encourage everyone to attend the music series, whether it is your favorite genre or not. Selection of the concert series bands is curated to present high-quality artistry spanning musical styles to provide the musicians a paid gig and to provide audiences the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons. Join us on this melodic journey that also raises funds to support the art and mission of the Andres Institute of Art.

For questions, please contact or call 603-845-9174.


Soggy Po’ Boys


June 23


Closing out our Act I Season for 2024 is the Soggy Po’ Boys. You OWE it to yourself to catch this band. Your music-listening habits will never be the same. They bring an island-infused, New Orleans Jazz blend with musical prowess that cannot be beat. The AIA Concert Series owes a big debt to this band for jumping in as the inaugural band in the series in February of 2023. Not only did they set the bar high, they sold out that first show! If you need any convincing, give them a listen on Bandcamp.

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

So many great shows! You owe it to yourself not to miss even one – and save $$ to boot!

Consider a Series or Season Ticket for preferred pricing and seating.

Previous Concerts in the Series

Check out video clips on our Facebook Page from each concert!

Darlin’ Corey

Dirty Cello

Earth Day Concert

Jamdemic &

Mighty Colors

Samirah Evans Trio

Bedford Big Band

From the northern reach of the Appalachian Trail comes the musical trio Darlin’ Corey. Drawing on the many threads of North American folk music, their elegant harmonies are the beating heart of their sound, in both their original music and the traditional Folk, Old Time, and Bluegrass music they regularly showcase. In Darlin’ Corey’s singing and playing, you can feel the many years of dedication to these celebrated musical traditions.

Erica Brown’s fiddle-playing is at turns virtuosic and completely unpretentious. Matt Shipman is an ideal counterpart as his versatility on a dizzying array of stringed instruments (guitar, Irish bouzouki, 5-string banjo, mandolin) blend seamlessly, never timid or overpowering. Add to that Kris Day’s steady and tasteful bass playing and together they create an engaging performance of thoughtful originals and traditional songs


From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band Dirty Cello brings a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Check out their website to sample their music or visit their Bandcamp page – you will be amazed.


Saturday, April 20th. It was a great night of music supporting two local non-profits with a strong commitment to nature and getting people outside! Proceeds will be split between Beaver Brook Association in Hollis and the Andres Institute of Art. Jamdemic and Mighty Colors rocked the house in this special Saturday edition of our concert series. Jamdemic formed during the pandemic by talented musicians who couldn’t resist jamming to Classic “Deep Cut” tunes from Classic Rock, Blues and Funk genres. Mighty Colors is a local band of legendary status, recently re-engaged, returning with polished performances that get the crowd to their feet. The Andres Institute of Art is set on 140 acres with 12 miles of trails and over 100 sculptures trailside, open every day for free. Beaver Brook Association covers over 2,000 acres with 35 miles of trails. They offer guided hikes, education, events and summer camps to connect people to nature.

April 7: During her career as a performer and recording artist, Samirah Evans has become known for her dynamic and soulful approach to music, especially jazz and blues. Her musical style is heavily influenced by the sounds of New Orleans, where she was one of the most in-demand singers for nearly twenty years, including fifteen consecutive appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Hurricane Katrina caused Samirah to relocate to her husband’s hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Samirah is currently Artist Associate in Jazz Voice at Williams College.

Evans was accompanied by Guitarist Matthew Dorko and Trumpeter Don Anderson. Samirah and Mathew were a hot duo act for several years in New Orleans. Coincidentally, Dorko moved to the same neighborhood in Brattleboro Vermont several years after Samirah. They have since reunited in several performances throughout New England. For many years Don Anderson has been a feature with Samirah during Fat Tuesday in celebration of Mardi Gras. He has recently performed in the trio with Evans and Dorko, as well as a member of Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils.

The Bedford Big Band FILLED the stage (and then some) Sunday, March 17th. This 19-piece band performs classic and modern swing music. There were plenty of appreciative dancers in the audience for this show! The band is comprised of talented musicians from NH and MA who love performing 30’s and 40’s swing dance music, plus your favorite contemporary, Latin and pop selections. A special treat was vocalist Lacey Ansara, a Brookline native! Check out the AIA Facebook page to see the video clips from this amazing show – including a fabulous dancing audience!

Rampage Trio

The Rampage Trio wowed the crowd Sunday, March 3rd with a decisively bold diversion from the more mellow and acoustic-leaning concerts thus far. This trio is well-seasoned with rock-n-roll and R&B roots. They have performed and recorded for years, even gracing the stage at the Big Bear Lodge in years past.  Originally formed in 1990, they have shared stages with Joe Bonamassa, Mountain, Edgar Winter, Buckwheat Zydeco, James Cotton, Candye Kane, Otis Clay, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, The Iguanas, Eilen Jewel, Terrance Simien, Roomful of Blues, and many more. 

The New England Bluegrass Band

The New England Bluegrass Band took the stage at the Andres Concert Series February 25th with tradition-based Bluegrass music, powerful vocals and just the right instrumental backing and stellar picking. 

Led by frontman Cecil Abels, a native of Mississippi, is a powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Cecil aka “Mr Sippy” has assembled a crackerjack band that has opened and shared the stages with the giants of the music, including Del McCoury, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson and many many others. The band plays original tunes and songs from a deep well of bluegrass and Americana.

The Eddy Troxler Quartet was on stage Sunday, February 18th. The smooth sounds of this accomplished jazz quartet were the perfect ending to this weekend-after-Valentine’s Day. Eddy has been a crowd favorite with his jazz guitar at AIA events. This time he rounded out his sound with bass, drums and keys for an evening of great music.

Check the AIA Facebook page for a video with clips from the evening.