Make A Wish benefit was a blessing for the cause and music lovers everywhere

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Keeping the crowd dancing were Scott Dentremont, Mike Frampton (guest vocalists) and Ron Cole of The Garage Club Band (Not shown Kevin Fender and Kevin Renolds). (CC Bissett photo)

ROCHESTER - Last Sunday'S Make-A-Wish fund-raiser at The Garage at the Governors Inn was a great day for the foundation, for musicians and music lovers.

Many people enjoying the day could not remember the last time they had seen a band play live, let alone a lineup of bands. It was kind of a coming out for people and the bands. And only a few days after New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu dropped the mask mandate, there were very few visible.

It was a refreshing breath of air that even included a visit from some Superheroes from the Rolling Smiles group.

But the real hero of the day was Terri Ferry, benefit organizer. She and long-time supporter Mike Frampton have both had grandchildren who have been recipients of the Make-A-Wish program and have given back many times over the years.

"I'd like to thank everyone involved in the Make-A-Wish benefit...the bands, Anthony at the Governor's Inn, the sound people and everybody that showed up. It was epic," Frampton said. "Really great to see everybody, I'm honored to be able to play music in front of you; this was one of the best days ever."

A view from the band's perspective during last Sunday's Make A Wish benefit at The Garage. (Mike Frampton photo)

Jerry Drouin of Texas Pete was also pleased, he said.

The benefit ended up raising $3,462, organizers said.

On to Gigs for this weekend!!!


Lewis Goodwin at Cheers in Concord NH, 6-9 p.m.


Lewis Goodwin with Mica Peterson at The Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 6-9 p.m. Originals, Top 40, Soft Rock, and more!

Dan Walker at Porter's Pub in Rochester NH, 6-9 p.m.

Rosie at The American Legion Post 8, in Dover NH, 7-11 p.m. Private club but Public is welcome, just tell the dude at the door you are there to see the band! Social distancing is encouraged.

Tom Boisse at The Striker in Portsmouth NH, 9-11 p.m.


Mica Peterson Duo featuring Don Severance at Porter's Pub in Rochester NH, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Originals, R&B, Reggae, Pop, and much more!

Tom Boisse at The American Legion Post 69 in Somersworth NH, 7-10 p.m.

Lewis Goodwin at J.P. China in Alton NH, 6-9 p.m.

BeefStu and special guest Leah Cordero at Area 23 in Concord NH, 8-12 p.m.

Sunday, April 25th

Lewis Goodwin with Mica Peterson, enjoy brunch at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Originals, Top 40, Soft Rock, and more!

Hope that you get a chance to be out and about!

CC Bissett is a longtime Rochester music scene aficionado. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can contact here at

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