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Archived Brown Bag concerts

The Brown Bag Concert Series crossed the 30 year mark in 2014! Mechanics Hall is proud to provide quality performances free to the general public! We partner with WICN 90.5FM, New England's Jazz+ public radio station to offer Fall and Spring Series of free noontime concerts.

Every concert begins at noon and ends promptly at 1:00 pm. Bring your own "brown bag" lunch or purchase one at the Hall while they last!

Spring 2018 Brown Bag Concerts
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Kevin Harris Project, Brown Bag Concert, Noon, Free Admission
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Brown Bag Concert, Mystery Jazz - tba!, Free Admission
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Klezwoods, Brown Bag Concert, Noon, Free Admission
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Jim Porcella and Friends Brown Bag Concert, Noon, Free Admission


WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) has recognized the historical significance of the 30+ years of the Brown Bag Concert Series. WPI has documented the series history in its Jazz History Database. The database includes information from 1989 - 2008.

"Studio 3", a half-hour music and interview television program featuring some of the best jazz groups in New England and beyond, was taped between 1993 and 2000 before live audiences in the studios of WGMC-TV3 or on location, including Brown Bag concerts at Mechanics Hall. All shows were produced and hosted by jazz vocalist Toni Ballard, with production support from Greater Media Cable, and aired from 1993 to 2003 on WGMC-TV3. The WPI Jazz History Database includes Studio 3 videos.