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Sumner Knight Series: Honest Thieves & Hug the Dog

  • Sumner Knight Chapel 0 Chapel Drive Keene, NH 03431 (map)

The Keene Music Festival, in collaboration with Keene Parks and Rec, and Southwestern Community Services presents a series of concerts at the Sumner Knight Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery to help raise money to renovate the chapel. This amazing little venue features music in its natural form. Little to no amplification or sound equipment is used during the show; though on occasion folks do use electric instruments. It's music just as it's always meant to be. Admission for this special event is by donation of around $10 or so. All profits go towards renovation and preservation of the Sumner-Knight Chapel. 

This is a family friendly event that we hope you'll be a part of. You can also get a discount by bringing a canned good to donate to the local food pantry ($1 per can for up to three cans; though you can pay it forward for someone else).

For you GPS and/or mappy types, the Chapel's address is:

0 Chapel Drive

Keene, NH 03431


Honest Thieves:

This is the story of Honest Thieves.
There is no elaborate tale about how the musical ambitions of Jon, Ian, and Justin came together – it just happened. A jam session yielded some catchy tunes and Honest Thieves was born. During a spring weekend fueled by Taco Bell and Shipyard Summer Ale, they recorded and mixed a 3-song EP called Dancing With The Sharks. They shared it with their friends and family and were met with the wild acclaim you would expect from friends and family. Inspired by the positive reception, they made DWTS available for free to the world on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, and even Myspace. Get your copy now. You'll love it. Plus, it's risk-free. Honest Thieves are, after all, honest. If you aren't completely satisfied, they'll give you your money back.
You can believe in Honest Thieves.*

Hug the Dog:

Hug the Dog is a 4-piece rock band that echoes classic sounds of the past with a current and relevant style. They blend indie rock dance rhythms with a melodic soulful sound that provokes both the mind and body. Powerful lyrics meshed with upbeat anthems promise a lively and meaningful concert experience. Formed early 2012, Hug the Dog placed as a finalist in the Unsigned Only Competition. The band has toured extensively, performing at the CBGB festival in Brooklyn, New York and the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Closer to home, you can catch Hug the Dog at popular venues such as Harlow’s Pub, and at local festivals, including Keene Music Festival and Uplift Music Festival.