TEAM (Town.Exeter.Arts.Music) has joined forces with Exeter Parks & Rec on a weekly event series to help promote increased community use of the “Town House Common” park located downtown right next to the municipal parking lot. TEAM and Ruffner Real Estate recently donated a permanent gazebo to the town, and Parks & Rec installed a concrete slab staging area underneath it which together can host small concerts, family picnics, or an afternoon hangout session for kids. The Phillips Exeter Academy Facilities Department also joined the town wide collaboration by constructing the gazebo.
The “Tune & Fork” series features live music, artist vendors, and local food trucks every Tuesday this summer from 5 - 8pm. Scott Ruffner, Director of TEAM, says the timing of this initiative is perfect, “With the town recently allocating several permitted mobile vending spaces right next to Town House Common, and also adding some brand new picnic tables in the park, it was a no brainer to contribute a gazebo that could serve as both a performance and gathering area that would make this underutilized space more of a destination for local folks of all ages. It’s a beautiful little park that for years has been in search of an identity. We’ve already seen a big increase in activity from people now enjoying a takeout lunch or a relaxing break from walking and shopping downtown.”
The series will run every Tuesday, weather permitting, until August 23rd.
July 19th - Slack Tide Trio
July 26th - Groove Lounge
Aug 2nd - Todd Hearon & Friends
Aug 9th - Redemption Reggae Band
Aug 16th - Clandestine Trio
Aug 23rd - Wood, Wind & Whiskey
Rockspring performing at Tune&Fork Tuesday at Town House Common in Downtown Exeter
Food Trucks ‘’Kona Ice’’ and ‘’Friends 4 Oba’’ set up in the new mobile vending area
Exeter middle-schoolers Bri Paterna, Lexi Paterna, and Lana Ruffner enjoying Tune&Fork Tuesday