“Rocking Down the Regent”

a Concert to Raise Funds to Combat the Opiate Abuse Crisis

Featuring All-Star Rock & Blues Musicians Led By Dan Lawson & Parker Wheeler

Friday, March 9th at 7:30pm

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Reserved Seats $25.00 In-Advance & $30.00 Day-of-Show
[A Limited Number of $35.00 Patron seats are Available in the Front Center Orchestra]

All tickets bought for this event are for RESERVED seating.

If you need reasonable accommodations, such as wheelchair accessible seating….
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Wheelchair Accessible seating is Available

The Doors Will Open for Seating 45-Minutes Prior to Start-Time at 6:45PM…



[A fee of $5.00 will be added at checkout]



Veterans or Active Service and Family Members: Half-Price
Seniors [Over-62] and Diability:  $5.00-OFF
Regent Theatre Members: $5.00-OFF

...Friday, March 9th at 7:30pm                         TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Ticket Proceeds After Expenses To Benefit…
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)


Dan Lawson does not just play the guitar. With musical roots in a vast mix of Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Funk his guitar tells a story of passion and soul!

He’s a frequent performer at all the major music festivals throughout North America such as The Ottawa Music Festival and the Mont-Tremblant Music Festival in Montreal, Canada. Dan has performed at The Legendary Buffalo Chip and The Easy Rider Saloon Music Complex and the Broken Spoke Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, with the likes of Kid Rock, Joe Walsh, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Toby Keith, and Papa Roach, Foghat, Edgar Winter, and David Lee Roth.

The Dan Lawson Band is ALWAYS a crowd favorite during the Bike Weeks in Sturgis, Laconia, Myrtle Beach, and Daytona. Dan also performed the National Anthem for former presidential candidate John McCain.

He has shared the stage with Rock Legends such as Mark Farner, John Mayall, Dee Snider & Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, David Lee Roth, Chris “Whipper” Layton of “Double Trouble”, Ronnie Earl, The 4 Tops, Jr. Walker’s Allstar’s, The Contours, Bad Company, Styx, Weeping Willie Robinson, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Charlie Farren, Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, The Tubes, John Waite, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchett, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, ZZ Top .38 Special, John Kay and Steppenwolf; and Roger, Charlie, Mack and Brian of Foghat.

Dan Lawson Band is Dan Lawson guitar & vocals, Jason Adams bass and Paul Dillon drums


Harmonica player, vocalist Parker Wheeler joined the Warner Brothers recording group Swallow in 1970 and began a New England music career that continues on in a residency at The Grog in Newburyport since 1990. It has been a rewarding and wild ride that has included concerts with BB King, Earth Wind & Fire, Parlment Funkadelic, The Beach Boys and live Sunday sessions with Fly Amero, Tom Hambridge, Amadee Castenell, Tracy Nelson, & Al Kooper to name a few. Parker, Fly and Tom released the well-received “Live The Grog Sessions 1997” on Black Rose Records last year.

The longevity of the Sunday sessions has been the ever shifting ensembles, however, from the mix & match “The All Stars” were conceived in 2013 to present saxophonist Amadee Castenell’s NYNO recordings Amadee & Sax Dreamson the Sunday sessions at The Grog. The evening was a success, the synergy superb and we all knew that this was “it”. We assemble the ensemble as oft we can present an array of fresh takes and old favorites. Our repertoire covers blues, jazz, rhythm & blues, Americana, soul, rock & roll and originals. The All-Star band will include Tom West (Tom Jones, Susan Tedeschi, Peter Wolf) on keyboards, percussionist Maureen Medeiros (Booty Vortex) , saxophonist Amadee Castenell (Chocolate Milk, Elvis Costello,Marvin Gaye), guitarist, Kevin Belz (Commander Cody), Steve Monahan vocals/bass, drummer Steve Bankuti and Parker Wheeler vocals/harmonica.



—singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist touring and recording music artist from central Massachusetts. A stand out in the violin world, Kate Russo Thompson created her own style of lead rock electric 5-string violin, equally influenced by blues/rock guitar legends, classic rock, pop, blues and classical music. Kate has shared the stage with classic legendary rock, pop and blues artists as well as contemporary international acts. Besides blazing a trail on electric rock violin, Kate has won her own intimate and loyal audience as a respected and acclaimed singer-songwriter, performing solo and with full band. Memorable melodies, energy, intimate vocals and the one-of-a-kind violin solos create a unique but familiar sound in Russo’s diverse song catalogue. 
 Russo has been a member of legendary bands Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, performing on NBC’s Live With Conan O’Brien, and Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother and the Holding Company.


Original Founding Member of The J.Geils Band and the Ace on Bass

WUMB Radio host Holly Harris will be the Guest MC for this dynamite fundraising concert.







The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) was started to support local police departments as they work with opioid addicts. Rather than arrest our way out of the problem of drug addiction, P.A.A.R.I. committed police departments:
  * Encourage opioid drug users to seek recovery
  * Help distribute life saving opioid blocking drugs to prevent and treat overdoses
  * Connect addicts with treatment programs and facilities
  * Provide resources to other police departments and communities that want to do more to fight the opioid addiction epidemic