A glimpse into the fun associated with the Music For Life ~ Rock n’ Run. Photos from our 2013 event.

About the Bands

This year’s Music For Life ~ Rock n’ Run brings three talented and entertaining bands to the Westminster area!

We’ll be kicking things off with Take Two from Lowell, Massachusetts. Labeled as “Fine Acoustic Entertainment” according to their website, Take Two is an acoustic duo who play a combination of incredible cover and original music. “It only takes two! And for Mike Gacek (lead vocals and guitar) and Ken Lemire (guitar and backing vocals), it only takes two to create a musical powerhouse.” - Songwriter’s Corner

Our second act, Queens Over Kings, is a diverse cover band fronted by the powerful vocals of Lynne Hajjar and backed by Jay Dyer on bass, Dave Dreher - lead guitar, Ricky Rameau – drums and Bob Peterson on keyboards and guitar. Their song list is incredibly extensive and covers all styles of music, both new and old. According to the band, if you can name the tune, they can probably perform it! Feeding off the energy of their audience, this band will have you dancing and having fun in no time!

And finally, to round out our evening, we will be bringing the Brooks Young band to the stage. This New England based rock/blues band fronted by lead guitarist/lead vocalist Brooks Young. Young’s expressive voice and guitar prowess entices and captures listeners from the start. The band excites their audiences with powerful, innovative tracks that are the perfect combination of rock, pop, and blues. They have performed for Vice President Joe Biden and have shared the stage with musical legends such as B.B. King, Boyd Tinsley (of Dave Matthews Band), The Wallflowers, Pat Benatar, STYX/REO Speedwagon, James Cotton, Ted Nugent, Huey Lewis and the News, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), James Montgomery, and many more. Backing Brooks are four very talented musicians in their own right - Jeff Leroy - piano/organ/vocals, Dave Lombard – drums, Matt McDermott – bass/ vocals, Chris Cochran – guitar.

Brooks Young Band

The Brooks Young Band is a New England based rock/blues bandonted by lead guitarist/lead vocalist Brooks Young. Young’s expressive voice and guitar prowess entices and captures listeners from the start. Te band excites their audiences with powerful, innovative tracks that are the perfect combination of rock, pop, and blues. They have performed for Vice President Joe Biden and have shared the stage with musical legends such as B.B. King, Boyd Tinsley (of Dave Matthews Band), The Wallflowers, Pat Benatar, STYX/REO Speedwagon, James Cotton, Ted Nugent, Huey Lewis and the News, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), James Montgomery, and many more.

The Brooks Young Band has been featured in several newspapers and magazines such as New Hampshire Magazine and Music Connection. Their songs have received radio play on many local and national stations such as Boston’s 92.5 The River. The band was also featured on New Hampshire’s most popular TV show, New Hampshire Chronicle, and FOX 25 News in Boston. Recently their new album, “Time to Fly”, was picked as one of the best for 2013 by The Hippo Press.

Band Members:

  • Brooks Young: Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Jeff Leroy:Piano/Organ, Vocals
  • Dave Lombard:Drums
  • Matt McDermott:Bass, Vocals
  • Chris Cochran: Guitar
Howdy Rock n’ Runners!
The 2014 Music For Life ~ Rock n’ Run will take place Saturday, May 3rd at the Wachusett Village Inn in Westminster. The race will kick off at 2:30 and will again be followed by a great courtyard concert!
Registration for the 5K is open! And whether you’re a runner or a walker, we’ve got a sweet deal for you: 
Sign up by Valentine’s Day and you can save $2 on your registration. Just use the coupon code SWEET214.
Click here for super-easy signup: Rock n’ Run 2014 Registration Site
This year our event will benefit ACE: Animal Care & Education of Central Mass, because our 4-legged friends need help, too :)
Remember, by signing up early, you’ll be sure to secure your 2014 Rock n’ Run Tech Shirt and swag bag, since we cannot guarantee the availability of shirts and swag after April 10th.
2014 Pricing (before coupon):
$17 Race Plus Shirt (no concert or VIP Swag)
$27 Race, Shirt, Concert & VIP Swag
If you’re not already a fan of our Music For Life Facebook page, please find us at http://www.facebook.com/MusicForLifeRocks and “Like” us…we promise to Like you back!

Howdy Rock n’ Runners!

The 2014 Music For Life ~ Rock n’ Run will take place Saturday, May 3rd at the Wachusett Village Inn in Westminster. The race will kick off at 2:30 and will again be followed by a great courtyard concert!

Registration for the 5K is open! And whether you’re a runner or a walker, we’ve got a sweet deal for you: 

Sign up by Valentine’s Day and you can save $2 on your registration. Just use the coupon code SWEET214.

Click here for super-easy signup: Rock n’ Run 2014 Registration Site

This year our event will benefit ACE: Animal Care & Education of Central Mass, because our 4-legged friends need help, too :)

Remember, by signing up early, you’ll be sure to secure your 2014 Rock n’ Run Tech Shirt and swag bag, since we cannot guarantee the availability of shirts and swag after April 10th.

2014 Pricing (before coupon):

$17 Race Plus Shirt (no concert or VIP Swag)

$27 Race, Shirt, Concert & VIP Swag

If you’re not already a fan of our Music For Life Facebook page, please find us at http://www.facebook.com/MusicForLifeRocks and “Like” us…we promise to Like you back!

Rock n’ Run 2013 Photos Are Ready!

2013 Rock n’ Run photos are available to view and download for FREE!

Just go to: http://www.rt2photo.com/music4life2013

Many thanks to our photographer Paul Jones at Rt2 Photo for taking some amazing pics and for getting them posted so quickly!

Have you registered for the Rock n’ Run yet? Time’s running out, CLICK HERE to sign up today!

While your at it, check out some of these pics from last year’s ROCKIN’ event!

The Jason Spooner Band ROCKS!

We’ve put together some of the best Jason Spooner Band videos we could find, to give y’all just a little taste of what you are in for at the event!

Only a little more than a month away now…see ya there!

"Simple Life"

"Fight The Fire"

"Waterhole"

"Spaceship"

We couldn’t just post one song! Here’s another track off TAKE TWO’s “Memories of This Place.”

Meet TAKE TWO! Here’s a track from their latest album, “Memories of This Place.”

Oh are you in for a treat with Woodford Way!

Here’s two phenomenal videos and an audio clip of Woodford Way at their best. Don’t miss them at our 7th annual Rock n’ Run on May 11th!

 

"Ground Crew"

10010”It’s Alright” (Huey Lewis cover)

"Harpoon"

Proudly Introducing Our 2013 Musical Line-Up

This year’s Music For Life ~ Rock n’ Run brings three talented and entertaining bands to the Westminster area!

We’ll be kicking things off with the Jason Spooner Band, from Portland, Maine. Performer Magazine recently commented that, “Spooner navigates between folk, jazz, pop, funk and R&B – sometimes, in the course of a single song. His soulful vocals tackle lyrics about death, danger and the desire to escape, but despite the meatiness of the themes, the songs refuse to wallow in melodrama.”

Our second act, Take Two, from Lowell, Massachusetts and labeled as “Fine Acoustic Entertainment” according to their website, is an acoustic duo who play a combination of incredible cover and original music. “It only takes two! And for Mike Gacek (lead vocals and guitar) and Ken Lemire (guitar and backing vocals), it only takes two to create a musical powerhouse.” - Songwriter’s Corner.

And finally, closing out the evening, will be Woodford Way – a five piece band from western Massachusetts who has been dubbed as a folk, jazz and blues influenced band who has created quite a stir among music enthusiasts in the Berkshires. “Woodford Way is full of authenticity and they are a prime example of what the independent music community is capable of producing” – Brattleboro Reformer.

Registration Deadline…

Register for the 5K Run/Walk by Monday, April 15th to guarantee your 2013 Rock n’ Run tech shirt! If you sign up for the 5K PLUS Concert by April 15th, you will also be entitled to ALL of the cool stuff in our VIP Swag Bag: including a commemorative 2013 Rock n’ Run/Wachusett Brewery pint glass, a free Wachusett brew at the concert, AND an invitation to an exclusive Wachusett Brewery VIP event! Stay tuned for more information on this.

After April 15th the registration fees are as follows:

  • Still only $15 - 5K Race only but with limited-sized shirts available on a first- come, first-served basis (Hint: pick up your bib# early!)
  • Still only $25 - 5K Race Plus Concert but with limited shirts and VIP Swag, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTER TODAY!

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