Family Fun & Music Festival to Benefit Bruce Alan Downing Scholarship Fund

Release Date: Jul 22,2013

For More Information Contact:
Diane Downing, The Common Man
(603) 968-9330



Hosted by The Common Man and Diane Downing at the Greenhouse at Italian Farmhouse


PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A summer family fun festival to benefit scholarships for local music students promises a day full of activities, classic barbecue fare and music at the Greenhouse at the Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth.


The fifth annual B.A.D. Jam, a Bruce Alan Downing memorial scholarship event, begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 with uncommon snacks from The Common Man restaurants and live music from area bands.  A classic barbecue dinner will be served from 5 - 8 p.m. and music will continue until 10 p.m.


“As Bruce's family, we want him remembered for his love, passion and talent for music,” said Diane Downing, vice president of The Common Man restaurants and sister of the late Bruce Alan Downing, who set up the memorial scholarship to honor her brother.  “It’s only fitting that it be in the form of a scholarship as Bruce gave freely of his time to teach anyone with a desire to learn.  We salute all of the musicians who donate their time every year to support the Bruce Alan Downing memorial scholarship fund.”


Bands slated to perform throughout the event include Uncle Steve Band, Chris White Band, Buck Blasi, David Colburn, Don Williams & Dave Tonkin, Bob King, The Warner Road Experience, Mike Bourgeoise and The Meredith All-stars. 


Family fun and activities planned include MoFun Balloon Art, face painting, horseshoes, a photo booth, bocce ball, tarot card reading, cookie decorating, t-shirt tie dying and hula hooping.


Tickets are $20 for adults; children age 12 and under are free.  Wristbands will be used so that attendees can come and go throughout the day.  To reserve your tickets, call The Common Man’s main office at (603) 968-9330.  The Greenhouse at the Italian Farmhouse is located at 337 Daniel Webster Highway in Plymouth.  For more information, visit


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