Marty’s to host first major outdoor show

  • A Providence, R.I.-based band Badfish – A tribute to Sublime, will perform at Marty’s Driving Range on Sept. 21. Courtesy

Published: 9/12/2018 12:01:36 PM

After a long four year battle with the Town of Mason, Marty’s Driving Range will finally host its first major concert on their outdoor stage to close out their summer season on Sept. 21. Headlining the concert will be Badfish – A tribute to Sublime, a band from Providence, R.I.

Just announced, nationally touring reggae-rock band, Roots of Creation (New Ipswich) will also be on the show, along with Hug the Dog (Peterborough) and Brother Seamus (Mason). Lights and sound will be provided by UpStream Sound & More.

After receiving a lot of flak from the town at the end of their summer music series in 2014, father and daughter owners, Marty and Nicole Ruggiero went through a tedious legal battle in order to secure approval to host live music events at their venue. “After a long four years, we couldn’t be more excited to break our stage in again,” said Nicole Ruggiero.

This 1,000 capacity outdoor venue located in beautiful south western New Hampshire, will be an intimate setting for concert attendees to see Badfish and Roots of Creation (RoC) together and the perfect way for everyone to say goodbye to summer. “I feel like we owe a big concert to our fans! They’ve all been so incredibly supportive and patient during our journey. They deserve the very best “welcome back” to The Range that we can deliver! We wouldn’t be here without them, and it’s basically just time to celebrate,” said Ruggiero.

All Ages are welcome to come and enjoy outdoor live music, seafood, burgers, hot dogs, fries, ice cream, and more! Marty’s also has a beer and wine Tiki Bar for ages 21 and up with an expanded beer garden for premier concert viewing. There will also be local craft and merchandise vendors set up during the event. Vendor applications are still be accepted. Contact Kate at for more information.

Gates open at 5 p.m., and music will go from 6 to 11 p.m. Carpooling is encouraged as parking will be expanded, but is limited. Tickets are $30 in advance and children under 12 are free with an adult. This event is expected to sell out in advance, and only a quarter of tickets remain. Tickets are available online at, at Marty’s, and from the support bands.

Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating. No outside food, beverages, or backpacks allowed. The Pines Campground in neighboring Ashby, Mass., will offering discounts on sites to Marty’s patrons for the event.

Marty’s Driving Range is located at 96 Old Turnpike Road in Mason.

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