The Local Connection: Open Mic & Music Networking event at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on Sunday April 24th was a great time! We had over 30 performers of all ages and genres come to perform. We want to thank local photographer Frank McDonough for providing his photography services and our keynote speaker Jimbo Jones of Boston Rocks Local.
Frank McDonough is a graduate of New England School of Photography and Clark University Digital Arts Program. He has been published many times and enjoys teaching portrait photography to up and coming photographers over the last several years. His portrait work can vary from fine art to fun candid portraits. His goal is to always make sure his subject feels comfortable and has fun. Frank is a musician himself who has been to numerous events put on by Next Generation Concerts. Please check out the photos he took on Sunday on his website here.
Frank McDonough and Next Generation Concerts have collaborated to create a photoshoot event for artists looking for photography at an affordable rate. Details posted soon.
JImbo Jones is professional musician who has been active in the local music scene for many years. His band Key of Caustic is an original power pop/punk rock band based in Boston. They recently released a few singles off of our first EP “Tales From The Rearview Mirror” and have been featured on several radio stations and podcasts showcasing their music, blending vintage punk and classic blues rock with ripping guitar solo’s, melodic harmonies, and in-your-face lyrics. You can check out their band here.
Jimbo hosts “Boston Rocks Local” which is a TV show, podcast, and radio show that helps support local musicians and local music venues who are both struggling due to COVID/closures, etc. They showcase local talent at a variety of venues. feature interviews/live performances with bands and musicians, conduct panel discussions with venue managers/owners, media personalities, record labels and celebrities. They are currently looking for singer-songwriters for an upcoming series. Find out more by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org and support his group here.
We want to thank all the performers for joining us and look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming events!