Local jazz vocalist Pouliot on tap for Friday concert

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ROCHESTER - Jazz vocalist Linda Pouliot will be featured at Friday's Music On The Square concert in downtown Rochester. The Music On The Square Concerts are held on Fridays from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 26. Concertgoers are asked to "bring a chair and buy or bring a lunch" to enjoy a musical performance in the heart of downtown Rochester.

Pouliot is a recipient of a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Award, for French standards and N E S T (New England States Touring Program)

Pouliot's sets include love songs as early as the 1700s to modern songs by Madeleine Peyroux, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, and others. "It all started when I was a little girl when my parents love for music in a mix of genres by Edith Piaf, Count Basie, the great Ray Charles, and Gershwin tunes became my first loves," Pouliot said. "And in 1978, when a dear friend gave me a box of 78 records, I was hooked on the great torch singers Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith."

In case of inclement weather the concerts are canceled at 10 am. Free parking nearby is available at the North Main , Union, and Congress Street Parking lots. For more information please contact the Rochester Main Street office by calling 603-330-3208 or email Appearing on Friday, August 12 will be Lewis Goodwin . Don't forget our Wildlife Encounter at 12;00 on Wednesday, August 10 in Central Square. There will be activities and games for all!

The Friday concerts are underwritten by Federal Savings Bank and a grant from the NH State Council On The Arts/National Endowment For The Arts.

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