I had the pleasure of attending the 1st Annual Hummingbird Music & Arts Festival which took place Wednesday at the Showcase Live in Patriot’s Place next to Gillette Stadium. The festival, which showcased local musicians & artists, was in memory of Elizabeth Giordano, who passed away in May of last year from a car accident in Vermont. All of the ticket sales, raffle items and silent auction proceeds will go to a scholarship fund set up in Elizabeth’s name at Curry College.

Sheila Giordano, mother of Elizabeth, takes the stage to raffle off items donated to the Festival by area businesses.

A local dance studio performs during the intermission between music acts.

Matt Beninghof of Fringe Benefits performs on stage at Showcase Live.

John Beninghof of Fringe Benefits performs on stage at Showcase Live.

Kevin Black, longtime friend of the Giordano family, performs with Fringe Benefits

Kevin Black of Fringe Benefits

Frank Dundulis, bassist, Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Sheila Giordano, event organizer & mother of Elizabeth Giordano, of who’s memory the Festival was to honor, enjoys the sight and sound of Fringe Benefits.

Chris Cocuzzo of Fringe Benefits

Matt Beninghof of the Fringe Benefits, packs up after a successful performance.

Linde Clark of Black Marmot

Tim Parker of Black Marmot

Linde Clark of Black Marmot