Concert at Cushman Library

  • The Mary Jane Jones band. Contributed photo

Staff Writer
Published: 7/11/2019 8:35:54 AM
Modified: 7/11/2019 8:35:44 AM

Bring along picnic dinners, blankets and lawn chairs to hear The Mary Jane Jones band perform upbeat tunes featuring horns and guitar.

Bernardston’s Cushman Library at 28 Church St. will host a concert under the sky Thursday, July 25, with a rain date of Aug. 1.

According to a news statement about the event, The Mary Jane Jones is led by singer and songwriter Mandy Pachios and guitarist and arranger Dan Thomas. The Mary Jane Jones is a 9-piece band boasting rhythm and horn players from The Alchemystics, The Medicinal Purpose, Fat Bradley, and the Primate Fiasco.

The band will play selections from Vintage Soul band with heavy vocals, guitar and horns, featuring original music and covers from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, James Brown, Leon Bridges, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone, The Mary Jane Jones will just make you happy.

The performance will take place on the grassy amphitheater next to the Powers Institute Pond, behind Cushman Library.

Those who wish to attend are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, drinks and something to sit on. All ages are welcome and there’s plenty of room to unfurl and enjoy terrific live music, explore the pond, and dance on the grass, the statement says. At the end of the show, if the stars are visible, the library will set up two telescopes for stargazing, a nod to the library’s summer reading theme of space.

This concert is funded in part by the Bernardston Cultural Council, a local agency that is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Cushman Library is open Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information about the concert and other events at Cushman Library, drop by, or contact a librarian at

Andy Castillo can be reached at

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