Jesse Dee – Friends of the Narrows Event

Jesse Dee writes timeless songs that resonate as both humble tributes and clever updates of the classics. He brings them to life with a compelling voice that will lift you up as sure as it will lay you down. As a youngster in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Jesse was fascinated by the doo-wop groups and rhythm and blues artists he heard on the oldies stations. Since then, the singer/songwriter has drawn inspiration from everywhere he can; the raw and righteous Stax legends and the steam rolling electric grit of the Northern soul icons have ended up front and center.


Following up on the widely successful Block-a-Palooza, the Downtown Committee, People Incorporated and the Narrows Center for the Arts are partnering once again to present Kids-a-Palooza on Sunday, September 29th from 1-5 pm. Six different organizations will be showcasing their venues presenting an afternoon of fun and educational activities for the whole family. People Incorporated, Greater Fall River Re-Creation, Fall River Public Library, Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance, YMCA, and the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River will each present unique and creative programming. The event will showcase the downtown area and the great organizations that help make Fall River a great city. Two lucky participants who visit all venues and have their Kids-a-Palooza map stamped will have the chance to win either an iPad or Xbox! Activities include: finger painting, bike safety, storytelling, fire safety, swimming, music and a whole lot more. The event will take place rain or shine. Activities List at the various venues: People Incorporated – 4 South Main Street Finger print art project, a project with toddlers creating their own apple trees, obstacle course, Play Dough station, storytelling with props and puppets and many other fun and educational activities Greater Fall River RE-CREATION – 72 Bank Street Kickboxing demo-Fitness Fusion, boxing demo-Striking Beauties, DJ by Matt Oliveira, bike safety by Julianne Kelly, Free bike helmets (limited quantity) from BMC HealthNet, face painting by Wendy Garf-Lipp Fall River Public Library – 104 North Main Street Supervisor of Children’s Services, David Mello, will be on the front lawn of the Library to share some of his favorite children’s stories with puppets, song and plenty of audience participation! Families are welcome to bring a blanket to spread out to sit back and enjoy the fun. Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance Agency – 155 North Main Street Fall River Fire Department Smoke House, face painting, coloring and free popcorn Fall River YMCA – 199 North Main Street (Open until 4 on that day) YMCA will offer the opportunity for families to jump in the pool for open swim, climb the rock wall, play games in the gym (such as minute to win it) and participate in craft activities Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River – 441 North Main Street The CMGFR will have a fun filled afternoon with Laughing Yoga and Music with children’s author Joanie Woodward, Tony Bologna will entertain from 2:00 till 4:00pm. The Narrows Center for the Arts will be presenting Stacey Peasley Band at the CMGFR from 2:30-3:30. Outdoor fun for Kids will include Arts and Crafts, Science Fun, snow cones and popcorn. Inside will be ‘Half-Price Sunday’ to visit the museum exhibits, 8 fun-filled rooms to explore. Inside admission cost will be $4.00 per person.

Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin has long been one of the music’s most striking voices, with long-running collaborations that include innovators like Dave Douglas, Dave Binney, Gary Burton, and Maria Schneider. McCaslin’s performance on Maria Schneider’s 2004 album Concert In The Garden received a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.’ His own solo work has been marked by a restless exploration that is only accelerated with his latest release, Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf Music, 2012). Here, McCaslin’s gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through in the ferocious grooves and electronic textures of keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana. Couching his trademark gift for brawny melodies in lurching dub rhythms, swirling electronica- inspired atmospheres, and arena-rock power, McCaslin has crafted a game-changer of an album, fusing a wealth of forward-looking influences into one wholly new modern jazz sound.

Savoy Brown

The Kings of British boogie blues. Kim Simmonds is still ripping it up with their best line-up in years.

Eddie Money

Rock icon Eddie Money is back on the road with an all-star band! A student of legendary vocal coach Judy Davis and prodigy of manager Bill Graham, Money began his career in the late 1970s belting out hit after hit. The early days of MTV and music videos launched Eddie Money into stardom. An accomplished musician, he sings, he writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano. Eddie has recorded over a dozen albums of his own (selling over 28 million records), and has done numerous projects in television and film. ‘Everything I do, I do it for you.’ Eddie Money says it at least once, every show. And he means it. This straight up rock and roll icon has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70’s, and wouldn’t have it any other way. With hits like ‘Two Tickets To Paradise’, ‘Baby Hold On’, ‘Walk On Water’, ‘Think I’m In Love’ and ‘Shakin’, Eddie continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll. This show to Benefit the Greater Fall River Community Development Center