Woodman’s – 100th Anniversary News & Events

Help Woodman’s celebrate its 100th anniversary!

These specials and events are our way of giving back to our loyal customers from the last 100 years. We have lots planned, so visit often to see how we commemorate this historic milestone throughout the year!

Special Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 9 – 4:00-6:00pm

The South Shore Bay Band will be at Woodman’s. Under the direction of composer and Berklee College of Music professor, Charles Cassara, the Bay Band consists of approximately 45 volunteers ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. Most of the musicians are South Shore residents living in communities from Quincy to Plymouth; some travel from Metropolitan Boston to be part of the group. Their occupations range from homemakers and businessmen to teachers and physicians. The 2014 season marks twenty one years of summer concerts. The band will perform a variety of selections – everything from standard march favorites to jazz and concert medleys.

4th of July Weekend Event!

Giveaways, Promotions & Surprises:

  • Woodman’s Potato Chip Samples and Lemonade
  • Old-Fashioned Popcorn Machine Under the Tent
  • Uncle Sam Impersonator
  • Patriotic-inspired coloring books and crayons
  • Cold Air Balloon
  • Airplane Banner along North Coast Beaches

Daily Music Events

July 4 & July 5, 2014 – 1-3pm

Come listen to Gerry Beaudoin’s Dixieland Swing Quartet Featuring Rich Lataille, from 1-3pm. Gerry Beaudoin is an award-winning jazz guitarist, and Rich Lataille is a clarinet and saxophonist with Roomful of Blues. Combining the musical influences of Blues, Dixieland, and Swing they stay true to the musical tradition but with a modern sound and presentation. Learn more about Gerry Beaudoin and Rich Lataille.

July 3, 2014 – 4-6pm

Come listen to Peking and the Mystics, from 4-6pm. Peking and the Mystics is comprised of five graduates of Tufts University and former members of the school’s acclaimed a cappella group, the Beelzebubs. PATM has toured nationally and internationally, including trips to the Far East and South America, recorded three CDs, appeared on television and radio programs, and been featured in local and national print media. The group’s eclectic a cappella repertoire, comprising original arrangements by PATM members themselves, features swing, jazz, doo-wop, and pop music of every decade from the 1890s to the 2000s.

Past Events

Saturday, July 26 – 4:00pm

The 60+ member Sharon Concert Band will be at Woodman’s, playing a wide variety of music from the symphonic band repertoire. Their summer concerts are fun for the entire family, including stirring marches, show tunes, familiar favorites, “kid stuff”, and patriotic melodies. Come take in the music while you dine on your favorite food!

June 15, 2014 – Father’s Day – 1-3pm

Come listen to the Dan Fox Dixieland Trio, from 1-3pm, a one-of-a-kind acoustic group that has entertained audiences worldwide with the exuberant spirit of New Orleans street music. Learn more about the Dan Fox Dixieland Trio.

May 23-26, 2014 – Memorial Day Weekend!

Launching the new Woodman’s Centennial Causeway Crunch Ice Cream!! Kid’s meals come with patriotic pinwheels!

May 11th, 2014 – Mother’s Day!

Celebrate 100 Years of Mother’s Day and 100 Years of Woodman’s! Purchase our Nana Bessie’s Biscuit Mix in a commemorative 100th Anniversary mason jar!

April 22, 2014

Baseball Day at Woodman’s! Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first pitch for the Red Sox, kids meals served on a FREE ‘100 Years of Woodman’s’ Frisbee, with Cracker Jacks! Take us out to the ball game!

March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are celebrating by giving away a FREE cup of our Award Winning New England Clam Chowder to the first 100 customers!!

March 1-2, 2014

Celebrate National Women’s History Month and honor Bessie Woodman, the original Woman of Woodman’s! Enjoy a FREE Clam Cake with every Dinner Plate purchased.

Check back throughout the year for additional offers and celebrations for our 100th Anniversary!

About the Dan Fox Dixieland Trio

Boston based multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox has performed at concerts and functions, in radio and TV studios, and for musicals throughout the US, Europe and Japan. The Dan Fox Trio was born on the Fourth of July in 1990 when some young music students decided to play traditional jazz on the Boston Common. They landed a steady gig and group has been performing concerts and for private parties ever since. The Dan Fox Trio is a one of a kind acoustic group that has entertained audiences worldwide with the exuberant spirit of New Orleans street music. Their unique blend of New Orleans jazz, swing, ethnic folk and original music delights listeners and dancers of all ages. The band is led by founding member Dan Fox (trombone). More info at www.danfox.com

About Gerry Beaudoin’s Dixieland Swing Quartet Featuring Rich Lataille

The Gerry Beaudoin Swing Jazz Quartet has its roots in the golden age of American jazz. Combining the musical influences of Blues, Dixieland, and Swing they stay true to the musical tradition but with a modern sound and presentation. From the songs and styles of Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong to Bennie Goodman and Duke Ellington they create timeless music with something for everyone. Gerry Beaudoin and Rich Lataille are joined by Gerard Beaudoin III on vibes and Brad Hallen on acoustic bass. Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as a leader, arranger, guitarist and educator. His first national success was in 1990 with the Boston Jazz Ensemble. Gerry then went on to make three critically acclaimed Gerry Beaudoin Trio recordings with mandolin titan, David Grisman. The award-winning guitarist, (1992 National Association of Independent Record Distributors Honorable Mention in the traditional jazz category, 1993 and 1995 Cadence Jazz Magazine Editors Choice Award ) has had a career that has taken him from the jazz clubs of Boston and New York to symphony hall’s and the concert stage across the USA and Canada. His music has been placed on the Grammy Award’s ballot three times in his career.

Rich Lataille joined Roomful of Blues in 1970 and was there at the beginning of what has become one of the most legendary horn sections in contemporary music. It was Rich’s interest in the swinging bands of the ’30s and ’40s that led Roomful to forge the distinctive sound that has become the band’s trademark. A man who can play both sides of the fence, lyrically tender or blisteringly hot, Rich has a big, warm tone that is always jam-packed with feeling. Rich is featured on clarinet and alto and tenor saxophone. Rich continues traveling the world with Roomful as well as freelancing in various Jazz and Blues units around the country.