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News

2017 Poster Artwork Completed

Artist Dan Blakeslee has done it again – creating us a locale-specific poster for this year’s Massachusetts Walking Tour. You will soon see these up everywhere in the Blackstone Valley. Read more..

Dates Scheduled

2017 tour dates for the Blackstone Valley have been scheduled. We will be performing concerts in and hiking through the towns of Webster, Douglas, Uxbridge, Upton, Hopedale, Milford, Medway, Bellingham, Franklin, and Blackstone.

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Meet the Co-Founders

Massachusetts Walking Tour Co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state.

Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure as performing songwriters, they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer for the past five years they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections.

2017 Collaboration with local author Marjorie Turner Hollman In planning this year's walking route, the MWT is working together with local author Marjorie Turner Hollman. Our goal is to highlight several of the routes in her book Easy Walks In Massachusetts with scheduled community hikes in the Blackstone Valley.
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Music

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Mission

Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups…

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Contact Us

If you are a musician, poet, storyteller, interpretive dancer, or “other,” please contact us to find about performing.

For questions, interviews, or feedback, also see our Contact page.

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