The Magic of Ballooning Returns to Hudson in August!
Mark your calendars and plan to join the fun.
The 12th annual Hudson-Concord Elks Hot Air Balloons and Blues Festival will take place Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 at the Elks Club in Hudson. Balloon ascensions at 6:00 AM on Saturday, 6:00 PM, followed by a balloon glow. Morning flight on Sunday.
SATURDAY MORNING (August 17):
$5 per person (kids 5 and under free)
5:30am: Field open for 6AM Balloon Ascension
5:30-9:30am: Pancake Breakfast to benefit Boy Scouts Venture Group
($5 per person/$10per family)
$10 per person. $5 for kids (under 12),
Kids-5 and under free.
3pm: Balloon and Blues Festival Field Open
• Vendors, Food & Food Trucks til 8pm, Beverages all day.
• Live Music at the Pavilion, Kiddie Rides, Community Activities
• Meet and interact with Balloons and Balloonists early AM & PM
3-4:30pm: Live Music: The Dwayne Haggins Band www.dwaynehaggins.com
5-7pm: Tethered Balloon rides* on the field -$10 per person
6pm: Early Evening Balloon Launch*—(Weather permitting)
5-7pm: NE’s Best & Festival Fave: The Bruce Marshall Group www.brucemarshall.net/
7-9pm+: Live music: The Mychael David Project www.mychaeldavidmusic.com
7:30pm: Saturday Evening’s Balloon Glow*
SUNDAY MORNING (August 18th)
$5 per person (kids 5 and under free)
5:30am: Field open for 6AM Balloon Ascension* ONLY
Festival Proceeds to benefit Hudson-Concord Elks Scholarship Fund
Free Parking at Elks, Additional Parking at Hudson High School. NO DOGS. This is a Non-Smoking Event. No Coolers, You may not bring Food or Beverages into Event. FAA Prohibits Drones.
*All Balloon Activities are Weather Permitting
Bruce Marshall’s music career spans 6 decades and over 8 thousands shows including appearances with over 200 national acts. Known equally well for his riveting band shows with the Bruce Marshall Group and his soulful, heart felt solo performances, he’s also half of the Montgomery and Marshall acoustic duo with bluesman James Montgomery. A tireless performer armed with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and a commanding guitar style, both on electric, acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. - brucemarshall.net
In addition to being nominated for the New Music Weekly 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, Mychael has had multiple nominations as the Massachusetts Country Music Awards for Guitar Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year along with Entertainer of the Year and Band of the Year.
Mychael has had the pleasure of working with some of Nashvilles' most talented musicians. He continues to strive and perfect his music.
Straight from the heart, hard rockin' country music, is what Mychael is all about. - mychaeldavidmusic.com
Dwayne's style is rooted from old time country blues, and soul. Dwayne has begun leaving his mark on the small restaurants and bars that are spread throughout central Massachusetts in hopes to eventually move on to larger venues.
Dwayne and his backing band of Baxter Hall, Will Woyda, and Brad 'Jahnu' Larkin are making their B&BF debut and are looking forward to connecting with a wider audience to share their passion for music.
The Balloons Are Back!
This year marks the Twelfth Anniversary of the Hudson Balloon Festival and we want you to come and celebrate with us!
Three bands, food trucks, vendors and of course the balloons will make this year a can't miss event.
Tickets are only $5 for the mornings and only $10 for Saturday afternoon through the evening.
We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and help to grow the Hudson, Massachusetts community.
August 17-18, 2019
Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959
99 Park St,
Hudson, MA 01749