The Market Days issue

Jul 13, 2010
12:00 AM

Mystery photo

July 25, 1953, was a red-letter night in the history of Concord - the first time the ConcordElectric Co. illuminated bright electric lights that replaced the far dimmer gas lights on Main Street. The lights will be even brighter this Friday with the opening of Downtown Market Days. Today's mystery photo quiz: Where was the photographer standing when he took the picture? Look for an…

Jul 13, 2010
3:25 PM
Editor's note

Yay! It's time for Market Days!

Hey there, and welcome to The Concord Insider’s guide to Market Days. “What is Market Days?” you may be asking yourself, “and how does it concern me?” Lucky for you, reader, that’s what we’re here to exlain: Market Days is the biggest and best party downtown Concord throws every summer. It’s three days of entertainment, food, events and lots of shopping deals. We’re here to extend a personal invitation…

Jul 13, 2010
3:30 PM
Another Market Days, another Searchinator

Snap some pictures, maybe win a prize

There are three essentials all good Market Dayers brings with them to the event: Money, sunblock (or an umbrella – we trust your judgment) and a camera to play our fourth annual Market Days Scavenger Hunt! The rules: You must take your photos during Market Days and within its boundaries. The reward: Submit at least seven of the photos from our list and we’ll enter your name into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the downtown business of your choice. On top of that, we’ll print our favorite pictures in an upcoming Insider and post more on our Facebook page. The requirement: Send your…

Jul 13, 2010
3:41 PM

Don't miss these events!

Daily Get Co-op’ed up Visit the Concord Cooperative Market’s big top tent on South Main Street for face painting, food, wine, hula hoops and more. Throughout the day, Thursday through Saturday, there will be food from the Celery Stick Café, a creation station with children’s art activities, face painting with Linda Weiser, the Sant Bani art show, animals from the SPCA and a doggie rest stop. There will be special events and vendors each day, too. The lineup includes: - Thursday: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., get those achy muscles massaged by Vicky-Ann’s Balanced Hands. Vendors joining to co-op…

Jul 13, 2010
4:09 PM

Makeover madness

New to Market Days this year is a makeover competition, in which five women and one man will be pampered and primped for a day, then model their new looks for all of Concord to see. Each contestant will be paired up with a team of downtown businesses – salons, spas and clothing retailers – and get a new hairstyle, outfit and makeup. They’ll reveal their new looks on the main stage…

Jul 13, 2010
4:20 PM
Your Market Days music guide

Meet the musicians who'll rock your socks

Sure, the local bands that play Market Days are good at what they do: putting on a live show that makes people get down. But we wanted to know more about them – where they’re from, how they got into music and why they do what they do. Here’s a look at a few artists playing this year’s lineup. TOM MAJOR Entrain Some parents may get frustrated when their kids bang pots and pans…