upcoming events & Tickets
- Look at our calendar for details on upcoming events.
- Purchase discounted tickets online today. Tickets for comedy and storytelling events are available online for our next show in each series. Tickets for subsequent shows will be available the day after each performance. Return policy: Online tickets may be refunded (minus fees) up to a week before a performance date.
Ticketing for all Fugitive music events is available roughly one month before performance dates. Visit our Upcoming page to view what is currently available for purchase.
Dance Bands at West Acton Villageworks & Beyond
Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local dance bands in The Gallery at Villageworks. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band and The Response. We’ve also hosted The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor.
Bar provided by True West Brewery for Villageworks events. Bar provided by Maynard Country Club for Maynard events.
FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
- The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 15 (West Acton Villageworks)
- The Response — Saturday, September 29 (Maynard Golf Course)
- Mike Payette — Friday, October 12 (West Acton Villageworks)
- Lola Sweet & The Burbanites — Saturday, October 20 (Maynard Golf Course)
- HighCamp — Friday, October 26 (Maynard Golf Course)
- Chris Fitz — Saturday, October 27 (West Acton Villageworks)
- Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, December 1 (West Acton Villageworks)
Jazz, Folk, World Music, and more at Orange Door Kitchen
“Fugitive at the Door” is a new bi-weekly music series in West Acton Village, starting in the Fall of 2018, presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with West Acton’s newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.
Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space that was formerly Savory Lane and The Local Table. It is totally transformed. It feels more like a comfy living room/kitchen than a commercial space. And they are very welcoming hosts.
We’ll be presenting “Fugitive at the Door” two Wednesdays a month. Chris and Meredith will be serving a few small plates and snacks each evening and providing a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.
Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.
FALL 2018 sCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 12
Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices (All Women’s Jazz Ensemble)
Lori is a blues, rock, and jazz singer known for her sultry, smoky, and swinging take on classics from the American songbook. She’s joined by the Four Alices, an emerging quartet of established Boston-area musicians: Diane Heffner on sax, clarinet, and chalumeau; Diana Mascari on keys; Tal Shalom-Kobi on upright bass and accordion; and Michelle Hirsch on percussion.
Wednesday, September 26
Kemp Harris (Blues, Funk, Soul)
Kemp is a storyteller, composer, musician, children’s author, and actor. As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and WGBH public television, and now enjoys making music with his band, “The Kemp Harris Group.” His music has been described as “a thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences.” He has recently been cast in Netflix’s “SMILF.” (Yep, a truly Renaissance man!) But, perhaps most important, he was a 30-plus-year educator of kindergartners and first-graders in Newton.
Wednesday, October 10
440 (Toe-tapping Snappy Hot Jazz)
440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Benny Goodman — as well as some originals by the band. 440 is lead by violinist Tomoko Iwamoto and features Mark Chenevert on clarinet and tenor sax, Jack Soref on guitar, and Sven Larson on bass.
Wednesday, October 24
Dunham Shoe Factory (Extraordinary Instrumentals)
Dunham Shoe Factory is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. It is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical, and Indian music. Individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years.
Wednesday, November 14
Myanna (Very Saxy)
One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists based in Boston, Myanna plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Her music has been described as funky, bluesy, rootsy, and spontaneous. In years past, she performed with the all-female band Lilith, then worked with the Bill Bellamy Project, followed by Girls’ Night Out. She has been playing with local favorite The Love Dogs since the ’90s. Myanna has recorded three CDs for the Bridge City label and has won awards for best jazz artist from both the “Boston Music Awards” and “The Boston Phoenix Readers Poll.”
Wednesday, November 28
The Elements (Gorgeous Three-Part Harmonies)
Seth Connelly, Keith Jacques, and Ted Powers haven’t met a song they could not call their own. Great instrumentalists and singers in their own rights, when they come together they create a unique blend — three voices backed by some of the best finger picking around. Most important, there is a joyous energy that is infectious, leaving listeners with long-lasting smiles. They’re just plain fun!
Wednesday, December 12
RD King / Walter & The Night Owls (Solo Guitar / Acoustic Alternative Folk Music Quartet)
RD King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitarist and the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable, and—at times—extraordinary. His debut album, “vs. Self,” was released in 2017. Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015.