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Let's help our local community while enjoying some great musical performances too! Special night at the C-Note in Hull guaranteed to get your toes a tappin'!



Only 5 days left until the show!

Hey GYPSY!!!!

It’s the night of your “DREAMS”, full of NIGHTSHADE & GOLD – you “GOLD DUST WOMAN”!

Avoid the “LANDSLIDE” and join your friends, “RHIANNON and SARA” for a night of “SEVEN WONDERS” that will fill you up like a fresh drink of water from the “SILVER SPRINGS” – you’ll feel like you’re at the “EDGE OF SEVENTEEN” and “IF ANYONE FALLS”, You won’t need to “STAND BACK”…. ASK YOUR BEAU TO “STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND” and put on your best “LEATHER & LACE”, because “WHENEVER I CALL YOU FRIEND” it will be “GOLD”!!! So “TALK TO ME”, and bring your “LADY” to the C-NOTE in Hull on January 30th!

So listen to THE BOSS and don’t give me a “10th AVENUE FREEZE OUT” because we were “BORN IN THE USA” and “BORN TO RUN”! Come on, “ROSALITA”, I have a “HUNGRY HEART” and with our “BRILLIANT DISGUISE” we can escape the “BADLANDS” and head into our “GLORY DAYS”…..

So “HEY JOE” grab your “FOXY LADY”, listen to JIMIFOREVER and forget about the “CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC” by coming “UP FROM THE SKY” and heading down to the C-NOTE in HULL MA on Saturday, January 30th! Doors open at 8pm – show starts at 9pm – tickets available in advance for just $10.00 each at www.cnotehull.com - we’ll get their on our “Little Wing” and build some “CASTLES MADE OF SAND” down by the “RED HOUSE” after we get through the “PURPLE HAZE” and before “THE WIND CRIES MARY”!

Three tribute acts - one stage - one night - low dough show!

Eighteen days until The C Note Hull welcomes THREE - that's right - THREE of the area's finest tribute acts for a special Veterans' Voice Radio and Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion Music Series! Rock in the night with Ronnie C's THE BOSS (Bruce Springsteen), get bewitched by the Rock Goddess herself with NIGHTSHADE & GOLD (Stevie Nicks) and become EXPERIENCED with JIMIFOREVER (Jimi Hendrix) - all on one stage on one night! Low dough show too! Just $10 in advance at www.cnotehull.com, $15.00 at the door night of the show.... BUT WAIT....We said "special veteran's show"..... All active duty, veteran, retired, or guard servicemembers and dependents with proper I.D. will pay only $5.00 (that's FIVE DOLLARS) per ticket at the door on the night of the show! How's that for a cheap date night?!?!?! Plus tune into 95.9 FM WATD on Thursday evening at 7pm for Gregg Brasso and Veterans' Voice Radio and on Sunday nights at 7pm for Sandy Tannenbaum Streid and Keith James on Twilight Showcase for the clue to score the $10 advance ticket price at the door on the night of the show! It pays to listen! See you there!

Veteran's Benefit at Daddy's Beach Club - Sunday 11/8/2015

ATTENTION! Veteran's Benefit show at Daddy's Beach Club​ at lovely Nantasket Beach, hosted and organized by the incomparable Michael Weddle​ with a slew of local musicians/singer/songwriters and bands to provide our local veterans with a great full day of music and memories. Daddy's will provide FREE PIZZA to our veterans and their dependents and a free beverage as well! Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion​ would like to invite all local veterans and families to come down and enjoy the music, food, fun, 50/50 raffles, and more on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 from 1pm til close! Check out the lineup that includes Maddie & Alex, Skip Beltz​, Cecilia Dahl​, Chuck Vermette Sr​, Nanci Hobson, Sherman Whipple​, Ilene Springer​, Will Shackford, Karyn Donahue, Edward DeFord​ (aka the Duke of Uke), and a special appearance from my beautiful wife, Lauribeth Quinlivan​, with guitarist Brian Krim​ followed by performances by Jody Moore​ band, Soulshine with Cindy Daley, Pitch Black, Severence, Stephen & the Snake Band, Climate Change Band​, and the Grave Dancers, with The Red House band closing out the night! Free admittance to all! Free Pizza to our veterans and their families! Special thanks to Jeff Lemkin for the providing the venue for this event!


Hi All,

Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion is proud to announce our involvement with a major Massachusetts Music Festival to be held in June 2016 and July 2017. We have been chosen to provide all the musical entertainment for these two 2-day music events. More information to follow soon. Additionally, in support of these music festivals, I will be reviewing our artist roster and expanding to include newer artists. I am currently looking for country, new country, rockabilly, and country-rock bands/artists (covers and originals) to submit information to me if they wish to be considered to perform at these events. Please include an email address for feedback and information on where I can locate a sample of your music, pictures, etc (i.e., a website or Reverbnation page) for us to review.

More information to follow in the upcoming few weeks.

This event is to help support the building of several new veterans' homes in Massachusetts.

Please contact James via Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion page on Reverbnation.

Thank you and God bless you and yours!

James Quinlivan, USN(Ret)

MASSVETS MUSICFEST 2015 @ Battleship Cove

For those who couldn't make it, here's what you missed! Just click on the link below for great performances from:


Greenbush 54 Frank Albani The Sleepeaters Free Range Nightshade and Gold Keith James JIMIFOREVER

All that and a gun salute with the 5" guns at the end!

For those involved – GREAT JOB!!!

Special thanks to the crew of Battleship Cove and especially to Fall River Community Media for their fine video and sound recording of our event!

And don't miss some great dance moves from Charlie DuQuette!

Hope to see you all at the MASSVETS MUSICFEST 2015 #3 at Dennis Field Day on Saturday, September 26th at Johnny Kelley Park , Dennis MA!

Take care and God bless,

Jim Q.


Hull Lifesaving Museum's Harbor Illumination 2015 will feature the first annual Harbor Illumination Music Festival on Saturday, July 25th. The Music Festival will be held at L Street fields in Hull and will feature R&B classics from Fred Meltzer, acoustic country rock from Ramshackle, and Pop/Rock/Disco/Country/Funk of yesterday and today from "Back In Session" with Peter Singer, Tony Rocks, Chris Collins, Brian Krim, and featuring Hull's own Lauribeth Quinlivan on lead vocals. Musical entertainment is provided by Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion.

We will be honoring Hull's own native son, Eric Healey (former NHL player with the Boston Bruins among others) as our 2015 Harbor Illumination Music Festival "Illuminary" recipient and we will also be recognizing the winner of the Illumination Song Writing Contest, who will perform the winning song onstage!

After the music festival, head down to the bayside waterfront for the 1st Annual Boat Parade and then the spectacular Harbor Illumination (see photo above), followed by the after party at the Sea Dog Brew Pub!

5:00 - 8:00 pm Music Festival, Kids Games and Food Vendors at L Street Field 8:00 Boat Parade of Lights 8:00 - Midnight Viewing Bash & After-Party at Sea Dog Brew Pub 8:30 Illumination!

If you want information about the Illumination, the Song Writing Contest, Boat Parade Registration Forms, or to sponsor flares, please visit the Hull Lifesaving Museum's website at http://www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org/calendarandevents.html#Illumination.

Parking is limited in the area and shuttle bus service will be provided from the HRA lot at Nantasket Beach throughout the festival.

Come on down and join the festivities!

Jim Quinlivan, CEO, Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion


Great News!

Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion, in association with the Hull Lifesaving Museum, would like to announce the following:

This year's annual Harbor Illumination, held each summer along the "bayside" of Hull, MA, will include the "Harbor Illumination Music Festival" to be held at the "L" Street Ballfield on Saturday, July 25, 2015 prior to the Illumination. The Music Festival will take place from 6pm – 8pm. There will be food booths and more for kids and adults alike. We will have 3 bands and several solo artists perform. After the concert(s), the focus will shift to the bayside shoreline for a "lighted and decorated" parade of boats, followed by the Illumination itself.

Additionally, we are happy to announce the first annual "Illumination Songwriting Contest". Local singer/songwriters/musicians are invited to write a song dedicated to the "Illumination" and the Hull Lifesaving Museum and the winner will be performing their song live at the Harbor Illumination Music Festival and will have the opportunity to sell copies of the song at the Hull Lifesaving Museum. The song MUST include the word "Illumination" and also make mention of "Joshua James". The Harbor Illumination Committee will vote on the best song and choose the winner. Song entries (via CD, MP3, etc.) must be received by the Hull Lifesaving Museum no later than July 15, 2015.

Corporate/business sponsors and those wishing to sponsor a flare for the Illumination may contact the Hull Lifesaving Museum at info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

More information to follow!

Very respectfully,

James Quinlivan, USN(Ret) Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion


Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotion, in conjunction with WATD 95.9's Veterans' Voice Radio Program, would like to announce that multiple bands will be headlining the main stage at the four MASSVETS MUSICFESTS 2015 Series this summer (Brockton, Beverly, Battleship Cove, and Dennis MA) including #JIMIFOREVER (Jimi Hendrix Tribute), Nightshade & Gold (Stevie Nicks Tribute), Greenbush 54 (Bluegrass), Back In Session (Pop/Rock/Disco/Country/Funk covers), Joe Clapp and The Sleepeaters (Classic Rock and Roll), Partisan Rancour (Original Rock Music), and The Fat City Band (New Orleans R&B), as well as The Free Range Band (Original Acoustic Rock and Roll/Pop). Additionally, solo artists such as Joe Burcaw, Frank Albani, Keith James, and more will provide music on the side stage during lineup changes. Band lineups subject to change at promoter's discretion. Please visit http://www.reverbnation.com/label/mustardseedmusicandsportsproductions for more information and links to the musical acts listed above.


The MASSVETS MUSICFEST AND CAR SHOW 2015 series is coming together nicely! We are in the process of selecting our musical acts for each event (Thanks to all those performers who applied) and will be posting the lineups and contacting those musicians at the beginning of May 2015. We are now looking for sponsors and volunteers to help us bring awareness to the benefits and programs that are available to our veterans and their families. Any sponsors and volunteers should contact me via LinkedIn or at http://www.reverbnation.com/label/mustardseedmusicandsportsproductions. Sponsors who provide funds and/or services will be included in our printed material including T-shirts, programs, and more, as well as named in scheduled announcements at the events, plus radio airtime announcements on WATD's Veteran's Voice Radio Program and more. These veteran-themed events will also include several car shows and those who have vehicles they wish to enter into the upcoming associated MASSVETS MUSICFEST CAR SHOWS should also contact me via the above links. The first festival date is Sunday, July 26th and will be held at the Campanelli Stadium in Brockton MA - home of the Brockton Rox Baseball Club! Cars are to be lined up along the outfield wall warning track and more! Prizes for the winners and fun for all! Check back soon for more info regarding the MASSVETS MUSICFESTS and entry forms for the car show! Future events are scheduled for Beverly MA (Lynch Park) in August 2015, Battleship Cove in Fall River MA (Thurs. Aug 13), and at Dennis Days, Dennis MA (Sat. Sept. 26). The public is welcome at any and all events!