Saturday, July 7, 2012

3rd Annual Back Yard Bash - July 14th

The 3rd annual Back Yard Bash presented by Arts After Hours and featuring Black Dog Brother, OldJack and Kingsley Flood will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Lynn Museum Park, located at 590 Washington Street in Lynn, MA. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by phone at 781-205-4010.

The Back Yard Bash will celebrate local art, music, food, and wine, and will further ignite Downtown Lynn's growing arts and cultural district. Admission for the event is $15 per person and includes concert and museum admission and one food ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through the Arts After Hours website at or by calling 781-205-4010. 

Arts After Hours has teamed up with Ryan’s Smashing Life ( to bring together two of the finest bands on the Boston music circuit today, OldJack and Kingsley Flood. OldJack is New England’s best old-time rock and soul band. They are a surefire hit for anyone who loves rock, soul, blues and jazz. Kingsley Flood, with their blend of folk, rock, punk, and Americana, is the best live set you can enjoy in New England today. Visit for more information and recent reviews of both bands. Opening for these two will be local favorite Black Dog Brother. Guests who enjoyed Dan McGinn's vocals last year, will be treated to the phenomenal five piece band.

Greg Gray from GFB Consulting takes over the grill again serving up hamburgers, sausages with peppers and onions, veggie burgers, BBQ Chicken sandwiches and roasted potato salad. As a special treat for our guests, we will have Cakes by Nee Nee serving up a delicious trio of cupcakes featuring, for the first time ever, The Blue Bazilla! All food, beer, and wine is available for sale. Attendees who purchase in advance receive one free food ticket good for any item at the grill. 

The event will also feature art for sale and demonstrations by local artists in jewelry, photography, furniture and more. AAH welcomes Paula Tennyson Photography, Christie Connolly owner of OASIS Open Art Studio, Lisa DeJoie creations, Fine hand crafted botanical jewelry and assorted art objects by Elise Mankes, photography by Brian McDermott, Henna Body Art by Jeff Pearlstein, photography from OXFORDphoto, Driftwood Ashore by Ken Coder, goin' to my happy place by Lois Starbard, and as a special treat, Olde Soul Photography will be previewing their upcoming gallery show (Centerboard’s VisionSpace Grand Opening) in the park.  "The Back Yard Bash was Arts After Hours’ first event ever in 2009,” says Corey Jackson, Managing Director. “To celebrate our birthday, we’re combining great bands, amazing artists, and delicious food for quite the outdoor party!" The fun won’t end at the Museum. The official Back Yard Bash After-Party will take place at Tatiana’s Restaurant, 70 Market Street, Lynn, as soon as the main event ends.

For more information, directions, or to order tickets please visit

Parking is available along Union, Washington and several of the side streets in the area. The MBTA garage is located diagonally across from the Museum on Union Street and costs $4.

Arts After Hours ( proudly contributes to the North Shore’s economic and cultural renewal by reclaiming the Lynn’s rich legacy in the arts. AAH draws thousands of audience members to Lynn, from the North Shore and beyond, to professional music, theater, and art events. AAH remains deeply committed to its dual mission of Lynn’s artistic revival and economic revitalization. “Lynn might not be the cultural hub of the Commonwealth but if local indie cooperative Arts After Hours has anything to do with it, it soon will be.” - The Boston Phoenix @artsafterhours / / / artsafterhours

Ryan's Smashing Life ( is New England's most widely read music and entertainment blog reaching upwards to a million readers each year both here in the greater Boston area and around the world. The website, in operation since 2006, is the subject of an upcoming network television show, celebrating RSL being at the center of music discovery - helping indicate and export local New England talent, all the while, importing great new sounds to local readers. It's this kind of mixing pot that has helped the website book larger and larger festival showcase lineups - working with some of the best music today.  RSLBLOG.COM /  @theRSL /

OldJack ( is New England's best old-time rock and soul band. Soul and passion are paints in singer Dan Nicklin's pallet. And with an unbelievable lineup of singers and musicians stand behind him, creating magical performances; offering fans some of the most rewarding live sets we've seen. This one set will have something for everyone - OldJack is a sure bet for fans of rock, soul, blues and jazz - this is one set you will not want to miss!

Kingsley Flood ( are quite possibly the perfect mix of folk, rock, punk and Americana. They are also one of the regions best live acts, capable of getting audiences clapping, knee-slapping and dancing in place. Probably one of the best song-writing outfits New England has to offer, they provide an excellent foil to touring big names. We just barely caught them with Langhorne Slim, Son of the Sun and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (amongst others). Trust us when we tell you that you could be watching the best live act in New England today on this stage.

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