Published on May 19, 2021

Concord Hospital Trust Presents The Beat Goes On Block Party, Its Annual Crafts, Drafts & Barrels Event

Concord Hospital Trust is pleased to present The Beat Goes on Block Party, fueled by Eastern Propane & Oil and hosted by Martignetti Companies of Northern New England. This event is the annual Crafts, Drafts & Barrels evening of spirit, beer and wine tasting (formerly the Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting event). This re-imagined benefit will be held Friday, June 4, 2021, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord (with a Saturday, June 5 rain date) and will include admission to take in the universe while you sip, dine and mingle.

Guests will sample local restaurants’ and food trucks’ delicious food thoughtfully paired with quality wines, craft beers, exceptional spirits and creative mocktails from some of the best breweries, vineyards and distilleries in the universe in block-party style in the front parking/entry-way of the Center.

All proceeds from the Crafts, Drafts & Barrels event support wraparound cardiac services and programs at the Concord Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New Hampshire. Because of an increasing need for complex specialty care for patients suffering from a wide variety of heart and vascular disease complications, coupled with the State’s aging population, Concord Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has developed a ‘one door’ pathway ready to serve those at higher risk with the highest level of cardiac and vascular care. Made up of top-notch physician and advanced practice provider teams, the Cardiovascular Institute aligns cardiac and vascular care into a comprehensive and integrated approach to meet the specialty care needs of these community members. The Cardiovascular Institute brings new technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, new facilities and most importantly, the collaboration of services to improve access to and high-quality patient care.

$65 general admission (7-9 pm) includes a sampling of craft beer, several selections of wine and spirits as well as food offerings from local restaurants, with live music and admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

$100 VIP admission (6-9 pm) includes early access at 6 pm for a no-lines/no waiting opportunity at tasting tables. Admission includes higher-end wine and spirits and an invitation to mingle in the private VIP Lounge, as well as live music and admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

$150 libation education club membership includes 5:30 pm entry to the Block Party at the Discovery Center. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to a private, outdoor classroom for a 45-minute education session featuring the latest and greatest in spirits. Your ticket includes an exclusive gift, a VIP pre-party, exclusive use of the Davis & Towle VIP Lounge, access to all Discovery Center exhibits and an invitation to the Observation Deck to enjoy an out-of-this-world view.

The benefit, fueled by Eastern Propane & Oil and hosted by Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, offers guests the opportunity to learn about and experience some of the most prestigious and respected spirits, beer and wine while enjoying live music and two floors of exhibits related to space and science; including exhibits from NH’s own Mount Washington Observatory. Additional event sponsors include Concord Imaging Center, Concord Orthopaedics, Davis Wealth Management, LLC, Franklin Savings Bank, The Hodges Company, Nathan Wechsler & Company, Prime Buchholz, Radiation Oncology Associates, Tufts Health Freedom Plan and VOYA Financial.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling Concord Hospital Trust (603) 227-7162. A limited number of tickets are available and advanced reservations are recommended.