EAST HADDAM PARKS & REC PRESENTS
The Music on the River Committee submits for your “save the date” calendars an extraordinary line up of four international touring bands and two of Connecticut’s finest. We encourage you to find these groups on line and get a true appreciation of what you can look forward to. Don’t let the rain stop you from seeing these artists who command expensive tickets at other venues, and you have the opportunity to enjoy for FREE. Please join us this summer, rain or shine, and keep East Haddam on the map of “best summer concerts” in Connecticut.
July 8th THE NEW LONDON BIG BAND
Enjoy dancing to the great classic jazz standards performed by New England’s finest 17-piece jazz orchestra led by Sean Nelson.
July 15th THE SUITCASE JUNKET
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, one-man band. His eclectic image driven song writing is played on instruments built of broken bottles, dried bones, gas cans, sawblades and scavenged instruments.
Grammy Nominated Bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull has astonished audiences and fellow-musicians alike with her extraordinary musicianship, silky vocals, and song writing sensitivities. Her band features the best of Nashville’s Bluegrass players.
Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from California. Their soul-touching harmonies are paired with acoustic guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, and an array of vocal techniques.
August 5th CHRISTINE OHLMAN AND REBEL MONTEZ
Christine Ohlman is the “Beehive Queen”. Singer, songwriter,musicologist and long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band, She has earned her reputation as the artist who will electrify any occasion with her legendary voice and stage presence. Her resume reads like the “who’s who” of blues, rock, and soul royalty and is only matched by the countless awards she has received; including induction into the Nat’l Blues Hall of Fame. Mixing a fiery blend of rootsy Americana with old school soul, and backed by Rebel Montez, Ohlman tells her audiences,” I’ve come to set your souls on fire… And she will.
August 12th BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS
Bringing you Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz with a contemporary flavor and a hot New Orleans horn section.
All concerts are 6:30-8:30 pm on the lawn of the Goodspeed Opera House. Rain location is the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium.
As you know, Music on the River is exclusively funded by community contributions. This concert series can only happen with your generous support. Please donate generously. Donations may be sent to:
East Haddam Parks and Recreation, Music on the River
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~Ever wonder what East Haddam Parks and Recreation does? Who are we? How can we serve you? Good questions! East Haddam Parks and Recreation offers youth AND adult sports, activities, community events, classes and a variety of opportunities. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, first rate, forward thinking activities that will build a healthier community. We oversee the operations of the Town Beach, Nichols Field, the Dan Dombroski/Hunter Daniels Skate park, the Dog Park, The Nichols Field Disc Golf Course, the tennis courts, and the playgrounds at Nichols Field and the Town Beach.
~Registration for any of our programs by choosing the "Register" tab above.
~Program information can be found by choosing the "PROGRAMS" tab above.
~The current mailing address is PO Box 385, Moodus, CT 06469
~LOOKING FOR A LOST DISC? The bin of lost discs can be found in the Nathan Hale-Pharmacy
~Per Connecticut General Statute 19a-77 we are required to disclose that our programs are not licensed by the State Office of Early Childhood