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Summer Concert Series Returns To Connecticut

NBC Connecticut

Numerous annual concert series are returning after a difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Connecticut has your guide to music around the state this summer:

Tuesday, June 22

East Haddam: Goodspeed By The River Concert Series, Ambassador of Love: Celebrating Pearl Bailey at The Goodspeed Tent. Tickets start at $45, only available by phone. June 22 - July 18

Wednesday, June 23

East Haddam: Goodspeed By The River Concert Series, Bennett & Babs: The Songs of Tony Bennett and Barbara Streisand at The Goodspeed Tent. Tickets start at $45, only available by phone. June 23 - July 4. 

Wednesday, June 30

Middletown: Music at the Mansion, Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music at the Wadsworth Mansion lawn. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 24

East Hartford: Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Shaded Soul at Great River Park. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25

Westport: MoCa Concert Series, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, piano duo at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 7:00 p.m. (Rain check 6/26) General admission $105, MoCA Members: Receive 15% Discount with Member ID. 

Saturday, June 26

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with Eggy at the Westville Music Bowl, 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 6

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Tedeschi Trucks: Fireside Live at the Westville Music Bowl, 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

Wednesday, July 7 

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Tedeschi Trucks: Fireside Live at the Westville Music Bowl, 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50. 

East Haddam: Goodspeed By The River Concert Series, Together Again: Max & Celeste Sing Their Broadway Favorites at The Goodspeed Tent. Tickets start at $45, only available by phone. July 7 - 18

Hartford: Summer Carillon Concert Series, Joey Brink at the Trinity College main quad. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, The Harvest Band at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Middletown: Music at the Mansion, Moto Caribbean Grooves at the Wadsworth Mansion lawn. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 8 

East Hartford: Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Larry Stevens at Great River Park. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Old Lyme: Soundview Beach Concert Series, The Old Lyme Town Concert Band at the flag pole on Hartford Avenue. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rain location Shoreline Community Center.

Friday, July 9

Westport: MoCa Concert Series, Oshima Brothers at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 7:00 p.m. (Rain check 7/10) General admission $50, MoCA Members: Receive 15% Discount with Member ID. 

Sunday, July 11

Madison: 60’s Satisfaction Band at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14

Middletown: Music at the Mansion, CJ West and the Downtown Train at the Wadsworth Mansion lawn. 6:30 p.m.

Hartford: Summer Carillon Concert Series, Paul Stelben at the Trinity College main quad. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 15

East Hartford: Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Soul Sound Revue at Great River Park. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 18

Madison: Morgan Skelly and the Old Crows at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 22

East Haddam: Goodspeed By The River Concert Series, Jonny & The Devil’s Box at The Goodspeed Tent. Tickets start at $45, only available by phone. July 22 - Aug 1

East Hartford: Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Dually Noted at Great River Park. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Old Lyme: Soundview Beach Concert Series, Souls on Fire at the flag pole on Hartford Avenue. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rain location Shoreline Community Center.

Wednesday, July 21

Middletown: Music at the Mansion, Someone You Can Xray at the Wadsworth Mansion lawn. 6:30 p.m.

Hartford: Summer Carillon Concert Series, Ellen Dickinson at the Trinity College main quad. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, Michael Carabello Trio at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 25

Madison: The Larry Stevens Band at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Bright Eyes with Japanese Breakfast & Lucy Dacus at the Westville Music Bowl, 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. 

Hartford: Summer Carillon Concert Series, Ellen Dickinson at the Trinity College main quad. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, Golden Scroll Soloists at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Westville Music Bowl, 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, July 31

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Westville Music Bowl, 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, August 1

Madison: Nightshift Band at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4

Hartford: Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, The New Mosaic at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 5

Old Lyme: Soundview Beach Concert Series, Red Satin Band at the flag pole on Hartford Avenue. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rain location Shoreline Community Center.

Friday, August 6

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Billy Strings at the Westville Music Bowl, 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 7

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, Billy Strings at the Westville Music Bowl, 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, August 8

Madison: 1 Wild Night at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11

Hartford: Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, Blondie & Beyond at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 15

Madison: Eddie Seville at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18

Hartford: Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series, Haneef N. Nelson Quintet at Bushnell Park. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 19

Old Lyme: Soundview Beach Concert Series, Jenny and Her Barrel House Boys at the flag pole on Hartford Avenue. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rain location Shoreline Community Center.

Friday, August 20

Westport: MoCa Concert Series, Samara Joy featuring the Pasquale Grasso Trio​ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 7:00 p.m. (Rain check 8/21) General admission $105, MoCA Members: Receive 15% Discount with Member ID. 

Sunday, August 22

Madison: Last Licks at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 29

Madison: LA’s Backstage Pass at the Madison Town Green. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 3

Westport: MoCa Concert Series, The Simon Mulligan Trio at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 7:00 p.m. (Rain check 9/4) General admission $105, MoCA Members: Receive 15% Discount with Member ID. 

Sunday, September 5

New Haven: Twilight Concerts Under The Stars Series, King Crimson at the Westville Music Bowl, 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

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