The Market Days issue

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…

Jul 13, 2010
4:29 PM

Who, what, where, when?!

Thursday, July 15 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Festival Vendors (Bicentennial Square, North & South Main streets) Concord Arts Market (Eagle Square) 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. New Hampshire Historical Society Museum, free admission (Eagle Square) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free Family Fun. Event includes activities from the Concord Recreation Department, Home Depot, Center for Health Promotion and Concord…

Jul 13, 2010
4:32 PM

City briefly

Dock-tastic news Here’s a riddle for you, readers. What do fried dough and City Manger Tom Aspell’s weekly memo have in common? Answer: They are both treats we have been looking forward to all week! Because we don’t mind sharing, here are the highlights from this week’s memo. We usually like to save the best news for last, but we couldn’t contain ourselves on this one. Tom announced a gift given to the City of Concord from Concord 20/20. Oh boy, we love presents! Is it a diamond ring? A lifetime supply of burritos? Four 20-foot long boat docks? “One of the coolest things to happen during…

Jul 13, 2010
4:51 PM

Man on the street: Concord talks Market Days

Lindsay Fontaine Age: 27 Hometown: Concord What’s your favorite thing about Market Days? The food, because I don’t usually eat junk food. I like coming down for a little bit of junk food and just walking around and seeing so many people in the middle of the street. It’s kind of like being in a bigger city, only it’s right here in Concord. Any sales you like to look for? I do…

Jul 13, 2010
5:08 PM

Your handy-dandy Market Days map

There’ll be over 100 booths at Market Days this year. This is the updated vendor list as of press time. A A. Little Confection Akasha Massage and Bodywork Amica Mutual Insurance Company Avon Arnie’s Place ARPI International B Bayou Billy BMD Collectibles C Capitol Center for the Arts Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers Centennial Senior Center Checkmate Pizza Christian Science…

Jul 13, 2010
12:00 AM
Deputy police chief tells all

Got Market Days questions? John Duval has answers

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, folks, but Market Days isn't all just fun and games. Okay, that's not entirely true: It's roughly 96.7 percent fun and games, and 3.3 percent planning and logistics. So before you start inhaling plates of fried dough and attempting to plunk Mayor Jim Bouley in the dunk tank, there are a few basics you should be aware of. For answers about driving, parking and peeing at the event, we went straight to Mr. Market Days himself, Deputy Chief John Duval of the Concord Police Department: What are the best ways to get in and out of town? If you're coming in from…