Friday, July 17, 2009

A Day In Keene, NH - Rub Wrongways Caravan Of Stars - Day Trip.

Fellow New Englanders, I don't know if you already have plans for your Saturday yet, but here's a suggestion.

Have you ever been to Keene, NH? I've visited a few times. It's pretty nice. I got my red acoustic guitar there and I think I also had a few dinners and ate some ice-cream. It's been a while.

"Downtown Keene, New Hampshire is nestled in the Monadnock Lake Region between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The peak of Mount Monadnock is visible from Keene, and every year approximately 135,000 visitors enjoy the view from the peak of one of the most hiked mountains in the world."

Tomorrow night at 8:00, The Rub Wrongways Caravan will pull into Keene and play a concert with special guest Jesse Smith and King Falcon. Our concert will consist of short sets by School for the Dead, The Fawns, Sitting Next To Brain, and Jason Bourgeois. Max Germer (bassist for School for the Dead and The Fawns) will not be present even though this is his home-town. Come see if Ryan and Jason can pull off their bass-filling-in positions. Pressures on, men.

After the morning rains have cleared, the weather in Keene tomorrow looks perfect. It'll be utterly delightful at the time of our concert:
Saturday Night in Keene, NH:
8:00 71 degrees F
11:00 63 degrees F
We are playing at the EF Chase Tavern which is part of the EF Lane Hotel. Our show is brought to you by The Starving Artist Collective. We are excited to be invited.
This is the venue's Dinner menu.

Why not come up to Keene and make a day of it. First of all, in nearby Charlestown, NH they are holding their 17th Townwide Yard Sale Day!
Sat., Jul. 18
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Charlestown's 17th Townwide Yard Sale Day!

The town of Charlestown, NH celebrates its 17th Annual Townwide Yard Sale Day. Yard sales will line both sides of Main Street and take place throughout other areas of town. Maps will be available of Main Street for outlying sales locations. Delight in homemade refreshments and lunches. There will be antiques, bargains and fun for everyone. Spend a happy day in a small New Hampshire village and discover a treasure! Whatever you are looking for, it's sure to be here this year!

Location: Main St. in Charlestown, NH, also NH Route 12 which parallels the Connecticut River. From Massachusetts, take I-91 North to exit 7 and follow the signs to Charlestown. For More Information, Contact: Patricia Royce (6013) 826-4831
When you are done there you can head into Keene proper and do some more shopping:
222 West Street - A unique shopping mall in a renovated mill building presents a variety of specialty shops and eateries.

Offers a multitude of shops, restaurants and the historic Colonial Theater. Main Street features merchants and artisans from the local area.

For you musicians I definitely recommend sticking your head into Retro Music (38 Washington Street).
Or maybe grab something to eat at one of the many fine restaurants: Keene Dining Guide

Or check out some of the other purely New Englandy Points of Interest, like the Ashuelot River Park, Two Arch Stone Bridge, or the covered bridges.

Could be a good day-trip. Classic, right?

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