Music with a mission: Old Sol announces ‘Serve-a-thon’ free concert

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MANCHESTER, NHOld Sol Music Hall, a proposed Manchester concert venue and community center, will mark the Summer Solstice on Monday, June 20 by mobilizing volunteers to package 20,000+ ready-to-cook meals to benefit local families experiencing food insecurity, followed by a free concert in the park.

Dubbed the Old Sol Summer Serve-a-thon & Concert, this 10-hour service marathon will culminate in a free show at Manchester’s Victory Park featuring a high-energy set by Bella’s Bartok, rising stars on the regional touring circuit. The daylong event is being produced by Old Sol Music Hall in partnership with Intown Manchester and EndHungerNE.

While the majority of volunteer spots for this year’s Summer Serve-a-thon have already been claimed, Old Sol still needs cash donations to purchase supplies for the meal packaging service project. A donation of $25 provides the raw ingredients for 100 meals, which will be donated to local nonprofit organizations and then distributed to individuals and families in need. To make a donation or to learn more, please visit or email Anna Caron at

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 10.47.22 PMOld Sol Music Hall, Inc. is laying the groundwork to establish a new performance venue and community center in Downtown Manchester. Old Sol Music Hall will leverage the arts to create positive social and environmental impact, build social capital and, in turn, help attract and retain young people as contributing members of NH’s economy. To learn more about Old Sol’s partnership proposal to the Manchester Development Corporation to restore, renovate, and reopen the historic Rex Theatre (23 Amherst St., Manchester), please visit

Bella’s Bartok hits the Victory Park stage on for a high-energy set on June 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. With multiple awards under their belts, including The Deli Magazine’s Best of New England, this eclectic group has carefully crafted a sound that is equal parts strange/creepy and pop-gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella’s Bartok shows not only entertain, but invite concertgoers to fully immerse themselves in the party. Listen for yourself at

Intown Manchester is a nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the City of Manchester to increase downtown’s competitiveness and to affirm Manchester’s position as an economic leader of the New England region. Intown Manchester’s service areas include outdoor maintenance and beautification, as well as business support through marketing, communications, and event production. Learn more at

EndHungerNE is the regional affiliate of Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides food, safe water, medical care, and education. Outreach meals are provided to the hungry both internationally and in the United States. Over the last five years, EndHungerNE has packaged nearly 500,000 meals for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity in Hillsborough County alone. Learn more at

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!