Upcoming Shows

May 2014

May 3 Saturday

Family Works Logo

SALEM, MA - A&B Burgers, 50 St. Peter St. - Family Works at 10:30am. Band starts at 11:30am. Stay tuned for details. Parking tips.


May 17 Saturday

Family Works Logo

BOSTON, MA - TICO, 222 Berkeley St - This will be a Family Works event. We will be collecting donations for The Home for Little Wanderers.

We'll be continuing our residency featuring Family Works events at TICO, 222 Berkeley Street in Boston. Read about Family Works here

WHERE: TICO, 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA   

PARKING: If you arrive early for the Family Works event, there is often parking available on the street. Bring some quarters! There is also a parking garage located conveniently in the building under TICO. The entrance is on St. James St, just off the corner of Berkeley and St. James. 

WHAT: BR&F's "living room," great fun, great food and Family Works.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: The Home for Little Wanderers mission is to to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.


FEE: Free coffee, tea and juice. Brunch is available for a fee. Brunch is really, really good.

PHONE: TICO's phone is (617) 351-0400. Reservations are recommended but not required.  

FAMILY WORKS: The Family Works! event will run from 10:00am until the band starts playing at 11:00am. You can participate at any point.    

  • Will benefit: The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Activity: Supplies will be available for kids to make spring cards.
  • We Will collect: NEW art and school supplies.

May 24 Saturday
Lexington, MA - Lexington Discovery Days -11am start time. LOTS of other things going on. Booths of stuff and food and shoes and more.

Ben and NRPS Pedal Steel Guru, Buddy Cage, at BR&F's Tenth Anniversary Show

BR&F at the Life is Good Festival with Keller Williams

Our Alien Friend, Trip

Ben at the XM Studios in Washington D.C. with Mindy Thomas

Jared's Tie-Dye
Ben's Midnight Blue Tie-Dye

Jared's Tie-Dye
Yet Another Tie-Dye
Ben Rudnick & Friends puts on a show for the whole family; our MA Kids Music is best described as “Family Jam Band.” So when you’re looking for a MA All-Ages Music show be sure to check us out.

June 2014

June 6 Friday
Winchester, MA - Town Day Block Party -30 Mt. Vernon St. - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - This is, I think, the BEST night of the year in Winchester, MA.. We set up on the apron of the fire station and there is literally dancing in the street while we play.

***** Special guest this year is Gary Backstrom on guitar. You might have seen Gary play with us at the last couple of holiday shows or at Appleton Farms last summer.

June 8 Sunday
Boston, MA - Hatch Shell - NSTAR'S Walk for Boston Children's Hospital

***** Special guest this year is Gary Backstrom on guitar. You might have seen Gary play with us at the last couple of holiday shows or at Appleton Farms last summer.

June 25 Weds
Merrimack, NH - Merrimack Public Library - Evening Concert Series in Merrimack! - 6:30pm start time.

June 26 Thursday
Watertown, MA - details to be confirmed.

Ben, John, Jared and the Dixie Cups. Hey Now!

July 2014

July 2 Wednesday
South Shore Music Conservatory - 10am - One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA

July 9 Wednesday
Chelmsford, MA - 6:30pm - MacKay Branch Library; 43 Newfield St, N. Chelmsford MA 01863 - Rain location is Chelmsford Community Center at North Town Hall, 31 Princeton St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

July 10 Thursday
N. Kingston, RI - evening show - details to be confirmed.

July 12 Saturday
Brighton, MA - WGBH Ice Cream FunFest - This is a HOOT. Lots of bands. Lots of ice cream. Time to be confirmed.

July 15 Tuesday
Bedford, NH - evening show - to be confirmed

July 17 Thursday
Arlington, MA - Robbins Library - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

July 24 Thursday
Arlington, MA - Robbins Library RAIN DATE if required - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

July 29 Tuesday
Medford, MA - Wright's Pond, Medford, MA - Evening show - This is the Medford Family Network's Twentieth Anniversary year. This will be our thirteenth year playing for them. We love them.

July 30 Wednesday
Lowell, MA - 11:00am - Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA

John atop Pike's Peak on the Colorado trip of 2010.

August 2014

Aug 6 Wednesday
Andover, MA - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Summer Concert Series - Bandstand at the Corner of Chestnut & Bartlet Street. - This has always been a wonderful time for us. The bandstand is in front of Town Hall with lots and lots of green space all around.

If there is rain... we'll play in the Doherty Middle School Auditorium at 50 Bartlett Street, Andover, MA.

Aug 8 Friday
Lexington, MA - Summer Concert Series - Lexington Center at the Visitor Center - 6:30pm - One of the highlight shows of the year.

Aug 13 Wednesday
Natick, MA - Town Green - evening show. Details to be supplied. This is always a high vibe, good fun show. We love Natick.

Aug 15 Friday
Sandwich, MA - 11:00 am - Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA. A highlight. EVERY year! The grounds to the museum are knock-out beautiful. This show is defintely worth a trip. Other activities are planned as well.

Aug 19 Tuesday
Watertown, MA - 10:15am

Aug 23 Saturday
Manchester, NH - Family Day at Veteran's Park - sometime between 10am and 1pm. Details to be confirmed.

Grass detail from Ben's Baby Taylor

September 2014

Sept 3 Wednesday
Boston, MA - Titus Sparrow Park - Awesome location. We love it here.

Sept 21 Sunday
Ipswich, MA - Appleton Farms Family Day - A highlight show!

John Zevos

October 2014

November 2014

John's Tie-Dye
John's Tie-Dye

December 2014

December 13 Saturday
Arlington, MA - 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Regent Theatre - 10:30am

January 2015

January 24 Saturday
Natick, MA - TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick - 10:30am - We love Natick and we love TCAN.

Family Works Logo

This will be a Family Works event to support the Natick Service Council hosted by Catching Joy

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: Natick Service Council is an advocacy, referral, case management, and information center serving the most economically disadvantaged members of the Natick community. They help clients meet basic needs for food, housing, and access to health care with the goal of promoting self-sufficiency. They are guided by the motto "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" and serve their fellow community members with dignity, compassion, and confidentiality.


FAMILY WORKS: The Family Works! event will run from 10:15am until the band starts playing at 11:00am. You can participate at any point.    

  • Will benefit:Natick Service Council
  • Activity: Will be administered by Catching Joy. Supplies will be available for kids to make cards to go along with the donations.
  • We Will collect: Used or new winter coats and warm clothing.