Concert: Massachusetts Walking Tour
**Assistance is provided by the Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries**
Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state.
Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure as performing songwriters, they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer since 2010 they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections.
This concert will take place outside, in the Mason Library Children’s Garden, located behind the library, entrance on Pleasant Street.
**This program is made possible by a grant from the Great Barrington Cultural Council**
If you wish to hike with the band the day of the concert, they will be hiking from April Hill (Greenagers) to Home Road, Great Barrington, and then road walking to the Mason Library. For a more detailed itinerary please email firstname.lastname@example.org.