A cool outdoor concert is a great way to take the edge off the summer heat. Grab your blanket and your beach chairs, and if you forget to pack a picnic don’t be surprised to see a food truck or two.
Most series have free admission. All information is subject to change. Check official listings for details on parking, food and pet policies, rain dates and other up-to-date information.
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Updated 8/20/18: Corrected the listing for Tusk at the Monroe Summer Concert Series at Wolfe Park, which takes place Aug. 31.
Updated 7/16/18: A series for Clinton, Mass., which was erroneously included has been removed. The Guilford Savings Bank Summer Concert Series takes place in Clinton, Conn.
Updated 7/14/18: Corrected the 2018 lineup for Summer Nights by Harbor Lights in Milford.
Updated 7/9/18: Schedule change for Music Mountain: The Jimmy Green Quartet will now perform Aug. 4.
Updated 7/8/18: Added lineups for Summer Concert Series at Masonicare Chester Village; Cromwell Concert Series at Frisbee Landing; Durham Summer Concert Series; Gazebo Concerts at the Joseph N. Goff House in East Hampton; Middletown Summer Sounds Concert Series and Torrington Summer Concert Series. Details added for Norwich Rock the Docks Summer Concert Series.
Updated 6/27/18: Added lineup for the 2018 Summer Concert Series in Prospect
Updated 6/18/18: Added lineup for Newtown Savings Bank Summer Concert series.
Updated 6/6/18: Lineup for Hamden Free Summer Concerts series added.
July 28, 4-10:30 p.m. • Nolan Field • This free community concert supports Banko’s Music Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for public school music education which awards scholarships to aspiring musicians and music teachers. Rain date: July 29. $5 suggested donation
Summer Concert Series • Bolton Town Green • Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
June 27: Acoustic Anomaly
July 11: Rock Solid Alibi
July 18: Windham Concert Band
Aug. 1: Kelly English
Aug. 29: Night Shift Band
Branford Jazz on the Green • Branford Green • Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. • 203-488-8304
This Thursday night jazz festival is celebrating its 10th year with jazz artists from around the country and beyond, and for the first time, the North Branford Intermediate School Jazz Band will perform on opening night. (Note: No alcohol or dogs allowed, per town ordinance.)
June 28: Run N’ Fly; NBIS Jazz Band
July 5: Rich Goldstein & The Gratitude Ensemble
July 12: Quarteto Moderno Brazilian Jazz
July 19: Paula Atherton
July 26: Anouman
Aug. 2: Soul Jazz Flutist Althea Rene
Aug. 9: The Caswell Sisters Quintet
Aug. 16: Javon Jackson Quartet
Aug. 23: Saxophonist Andy Snitzer
Aug. 30: Elan Trotman & Tropicality
Summer Concert Series • Rockwell Park Ampitheater, Bristol • Tuesdays, 7 p.m. • 860-584-6160
June 26: Latanya Farrell (pop & today's hits) — Summer Kick-Off Concert & Art in the Park Festival
July 3: Tim Palimeri (solo acoustic)
July 10: Soul Sound Revue (soul and R&B)
July 17: RapOet Self Suffice (hip hop)
July 24: Sick Since Sunday (modern and classic rock) — Location: Ultimate WireForms in Forestville Center
July 31: 102nd National Army Band (patriotic and modern)
Aug. 7: Midnight Rodeo (country)
Aug. 22: Crucial Massive (reggae)
Summer Concert Series • Mills Pond Park • Thursdays 6:30-8 pm
The Canton Lions Club will be on hand selling hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and beverages.
June 21: Soul Sound Revue (Motown)
June 28: Locomotion (party and dance)
July 5: The Substitutes (classic rock)
July 12: Southern Voice (country)
July 19: Sister Funk (pop, rock & dance)
July 26: Cover2Cover (high-energy dance)
Aug. 2: 102nd Army Rock Band-Ripcord (rock, pop and patriotic tunes)
Aug. 9: Avenue Groove (R&B, funk and dance)
Concerts in the Garden • Leif Nilsson Studio • Thursdays 7 p.m.
$20 suggested donation
May 31: Last Fair Deal
June 14: Eric Fresia
June 28: Opius Bliss feat. Michelle Walker
July 26: The Ken Morr Band
Aug. 9: Honey Hill
Summer Concert Series • Masonicare Chester Village • Thursdays 6 p.m.
In case of inclement weather call 860-526-6800
July 12 John Banker (music with a Caribbean Islands theme)
July 19 Eight to the Bar
July 26 The Meadows Brothers (“Homegrown countrified folked-up soulful american rock ‘n roll roots music”)
Aug. 2 Tom Callinan (folk singer, sea shanties, and stories)
Aug. 9 Riddim Makers (Reggae band)
Aug. 16 Java Groove (Dan Bernier’s smooth jazz/swing band)
Aug. 23 Homemade Jam (Larry Batter’s fun ’50s, ’60s easy jazz band)
Aug. 30 Klezmer (folk band)
Guilford Savings Bank Summer Concert Series • Vece Gazebo, Pierson School • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 2: Hot Cat Jazz Band
Aug. 9: Shaded Soul (R&B and more)
Aug. 16: The Navels (classic rock & dance)
2018 Summer Concert Series • Priam Vineyards • Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
Food will be sold onsite by Mystic Oyster Company, Pizza Pixie and the Whey Station, but picnics are welcome. Concert tickets are $14 advance purchase and $16 at the gate. Advance sale tickets are available online until noon the day of the concert at: www.priam-vineyards.com/connecticut-outdoor-concerts. Ticket orders of 10 or more receive a 10% discount with the promo code: SUMMER18
July 13: Michael Cleary Band (Blues, Rock, Groove to top 40)
July 20: Ramblin' Dan Stevens (Folk & Blues)
July 27: Nightshift Band (Rock & Blues)
Aug. 3: Shaded Soul Band (Big Band to top 40)
Aug. 10: The 70s Project (Dance & Party, '70s Music)
Aug. 17: Frank Viele (Pop, Motown, Soul, Jazz & Classic Rock)
Aug. 24: Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios (Americana / Rock / Latin)
Aug. 31: Mixed Signals (Rock & Blues)
Cromwell Concert Series • Frisbee Landing at Riverport Park • Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain dates the following days)
Bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic supper or purchase dinner from the onsite food trucks. For information go to www.cromwellrec.com or call 860-632-3467.
June 27 Avenue Groove
July 11 Fabio & Crew
July 18 Coyote River Band
July 25 Big Deal Rock
Concerts on the Green Summer Series • Danbury Green • Fridays and Saturday at 7 p.m.
July 6: Southern Voice
July 7: The Doug Wahlberg Band
July 13: Tim Currie’s Mootwn Review Band
July 20: Feast of Friends
July 15: Connecticut Ballet Presents "Ballet Under the Stars"
July 20: Mock Stock Tribute Band Fest: Prince / Jimi Hendrix / Sly & the Family Stone tributes
July 21: Mock Stock Tribute Band Fest: AC/DC / Guns N Roses / Metalica tributes
July 27: Westside Reggae Festival
Aug 10-11: Forever Grateful Music Fest — Music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Bob Marley & more
Free Summer Concert Series • Davis Park Historic District • 6-8 pm
July 12: Hit Play
July 19: Mindrift
July 26: Four Barrel Billy
Aug. 2: Billy Pilgrim
Darien Summer Nights • Grove Street Plaza • Fridays 6-8:30 p.m.
June 22: Big Bad Dog Buddy
June 29: Sugar Bear
July 6: Ratso and Friends (blues)
July 13: Barnstorm!
July 20: CC: Legend (Bob Marley tribute)
July 27: Gunsmoke (country/western)
Aug. 3: Cinnamon Girl
Aug. 10: Harry Bergen with Mods and Rockers (’60s)
Aug. 17: Kind Bud (’60s)
Aug. 24: The Bob Button Big Band
Aug. 31: The Spadtastics
Sept. 7: The Exit Ramp Band
Sept. 14: Doug Allen
Sept. 21: The Wingmen (Darien local band)
Summer Concert Series • Durham Fairgrounds Center Stage • Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Town of Durham Recreation Department and Durham Fair Association. Free admission. Food and games. Bring a picnic, blankets or chairs. For information call 860-349-3452
July 19 Kings of Karma (classic rock)
July 26 Jackson Hill (country)
Aug. 2 Thursday Mixed Signals (rock, blues, funk)
Aug. 9 Thursday Engine Room (rock & roll ’60s & ’80s)
Aug. 16 Thursday Bored of Education (rock)
Music on the River • Goodspeed Opera House Green • Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Food & drink available to purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Free parking at Goodspeed Opera House parking lot; additional parking and shuttle bus from Eagle Landing in Haddam.
July 2: U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band
July 9: Alex Shillo Band (rock/country)
July 16: Neal & The Vipers (blues/rock)
July 23: Suitcase Junket (folk/Americana)
July 30: Auburn Mode (indy/acoustic)
Aug. 6: The Grays (jazz/fusion)
Aug. 13: Chris Smither (folk/blues singer)
Gazebo Concerts • Joseph N. Goff House • Thursdays 6:30 p.m.
Listeners are welcome to bring seating and a picnic. Dogs and children welcome. Local Cub Scouts will be on hand to sell snacks and refreshments.
July 19 The Modern Riffs
July 26 Dizzy River Band
Aug. 2 Seat of Our Pants
Aug. 9 Victor Cowles
Riverfront Summer Pops • Great River Park • 7-9 p.m.
June 9: Salute America
June 21: The Best of Broadway
Aug. 25: Symphonic Soundtrack
McCook’s Point Park Summer Music Concert Series • Band Shell at McCook Point Park • Fridays, July 13-Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m.
McCook’s Beach Summer Concert Series • McCook’s Beach • Wednesdays, July 18-Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Smaller, local bands take the stage on Wednesday nights. No beach pass required after 5 p.m. to enter the park. Schedule TBA.
Summer Concerts in the Essex and Ivoryton Parks • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
June 26: Long Island Sound Band (Ivortyton Green)
July 4: Middletown Symphonic Band (Essex Main Street)
July 10: Leaf Jumpers (Ivortyton Green)
July 18: River of Dreams (Essex Main Street)
July 24: Southern Voice (Ivortyton Green)
Aug. 1: Meadows Brothers (Essex Main Street)
Aug. 7: Blues on the Rocks (Ivortyton Green)
Aug. 15: Shiny Lapel Trio (Essex Main Street)
Saturdays, June 16–Sept. 22 • 6:30 p.m; tickets $30
This perennial favorite opens with the Ted Nash Quartet, and the award-winning I’ve Got a Little Twist highlights the timelessness of Gilbert & Sullivan and its relevance in today’s world.
June 16: The Ted Nash Quartet: Music Mountain Opening Night
June 23: New York Gilbert & Sullivan: I've Got a Little Twist
June 30: Michael Berkely: No Tune Like a Show Tune — Celebrating America!
July 7: Jive By Five
July 14: The Helen Sung Quartet: Monk and More
July 21: Peter & Will Anderson Quartet: Music of Duke Ellington
July 28: Swingtime Big Band — Classics from the Great American Songbook
Aug. 4: Jimmy Greene Quartet (schedule change, updated July 9)
Aug. 11: Galvanized Jazz Band
Aug 18: Josh Lawrence & Color Theory — blues/Afro-Cuban/hip-hop fusion
Aug. 25: The Amina Figarova Quintet
Sept. 1: Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
Sept. 8: The Bridge Trio
Sept. 15: The Roxy Coss Quintet
Sept. 22: Bert Seager & The Why Not
2018 Summer Concert Series • Alice Clover Pinney Park • Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. (opener 6:30 p.m.; headliner 7 p.m.)
June 21: Simply Swing (swing orchestra)
June 28: Alex Shillo, 31st Ice Cream Social (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
July 5: Red Hot Horns (funk band)
July 12: Tirebiter, Firemen’s Carnival (classic rock & roll)
July 19: Loveland Hill Band (rock, dance, pop)
July 26: Wednesday Bowling League (’50s & ’60s rock)
Aug. 2: White Eyed Lizard Band (steel drum calypso)
Aug. 9: Kenn Morr Band (alternative folk rock)
Aug. 16: Nashville Drive (country)
Riverfront Music Series • Welles Street Riverfront Park • Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Free parking and shuttle service available. BYOB and family and pet friendly, and food trucks will be on hand. Sponsored by the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce.
July 11: Melaena
July 18: White Wedding (’80s tribute)
July 25: Maxxtone
Aug. 1: ETA Music
Music in the Park Summer Series • Riverfront Park • Sundays at 7 p.m.
All shows performed by the Glastonbury Town Band, a group of 40-50 local and 10 professional musicians.
July 15: Disney in Concert
July 22: Broadway
July 29: American Classics
Aug. 5: Best of 2018 - Season Highlights
Greenwich Summer Concert Series • Binney Park • Sunday nights 7-8:30 p.m.
July 29: Sound Beach Community Band
Aug. 26: Sound Beach Community Band
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park • Wednesday nights 7:15-8:45
June 27: The Bob Button Orchestra (big band/swing)
July 11: The Tribunes (doo wop)
July 18: Gunsmoke (country)
July 25: Steve D’Agostino (Great American Song Book)
Aug. 1: 1 Stop Pony Band (Billy Joel/Doors tribute)
Aug. 8: The Band (’60s)
Aug. 15: Cynthia Sayer (jazz)
Aug. 20: Billy and The Showmen (R&B)
Dixieland Jazz Band Concerts on the Sound — On the Island Beach Ferry and Island Beach • Sundays 4-6 p.m.
July 1: Dixieland Jazz Band
Aug. 5: Dixieland Jazz Band
Summer Sound Waves at Esker Point Beach • Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
Call 860-441-6791 or check their Facebook page for updates
June 21 Phil Adams Group
June 28 Fusion
July 5 Will Evans and Rising Tide
July 12 Hope Road
July 19 Pirates for Peace
July 26 Sugar
Aug. 2 Never Enuff
Concerts on the Guilford Green (rain location: Guilford Community Center) • 6:30-8 p.m.
July 22: Dr. Joe & Friends (jazz)
July 29: Night Shift (’60s, ’70s and ’80s)
Aug. 12: Elements (Earth, Wind & Fire tribute)
Aug. 19: Bloodlines (Blood, Sweat & Tears tribute)
Aug. 26: Beau Bolero (Steely Dan Tribute)
Free Summer Concert Series • Hamden Town Center Park • 7:30 p.m.
July 6: Gloria Gaynor
July 13: Myke Ross & Tym N Motion
July 20: Third World
July 27: Little River Band
Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series • Bushnell Park
This annual event is produced by the Hartford Jazz Society and billed as “the nation’s longest-running free jazz concert series.” The 2018 series is scheduled to take place from July 9 through Aug. 13. Performers TBA.
Sunset Sounds Concert Series • Butler-McCook House & Garden
Concerts will be held monthly, June-Sept., on the second Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic, and the events are dog-friendly. Tours of the Butler-McCook House & Garden will be available from 5:30-6.
Jun 14: Dezron Douglas Trio
July 12: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music
Aug. 9: TBA
Sept. 13: TBA
7th Annual Farmington Bank Community Concert Series • Enes Community Center (indoors)
Connecticut-based Simply Swing, a 10-piece swing orchestra, will be performing Big Band and swing music at various locations in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
June 7: Landmark at Monastery Heights, West Springfield, Mass., 7 p.m.
June 16: Great River Park, East Hartford, 6:30 p.m.
June 21: Alice Clover Pinney Park, Unionville, 7 p.m.
June 26: Norton Park, Plainville, 6:30 p.m.
July 5: Mill Pond Park, Newington, 6 p.m.
July 12: Elm Ridge Park, Rocky Hill, 6:30 p.m.
July 14: Mortensen Plaza Main Stage, Hartford, 7 p.m.
July 18: Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, 6:30 PM
Aug. 17: Manchester Community College Band Shell, Manchester, 7 p.m.
Aug. 20: Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Springfield Armory Lawn, Springfield, Mass., 2 p.m.
July 21, 5:30 p.m.
Harwinton Fairgrounds • $25 in advance/$30 at the door • Neil Diamond impersonator Tom Sadge headlines this year’s benefit event.
Outdoor Family Concert Series • Higganum Green • Fridays 7-8:30 p.m. • 860-345-8334
July 13: Whiskey, Wine & Coke (country)
July 20: Rockslide (classic rock/country)
July 27: DizzyFish (best of the ’70s)
Aug. 3: Nightshift (’60s, ’70s & ’80s)
Killingly Free Summer Concert Series • Davis Park • Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
July 12: Hit Play
July 19: Mindrift
July 26: Four Barrel Billy
Aug. 2: Billy Pilgrim
Manchester Band Shell • 7-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted
July 7: Annual James “Dutch” Fogarty 4th of July Celebration featuring The North Cove Rogues and Mass-Conn-Fusion
July 9: Middletown Symphonic Band
July 13: Grass Routes Bluegrass Band
July 16: The Little Big Band (swing)
July 18: Vincent A Zito Italian Night - Angelo Sapia
July 20: In Deep (classic rock)
July 23: Kidsville Kuckoo Revue (6:30-8 p.m.)
July 27: Survivors (swing band)
July 30: 102nd Air National Guard Band
Aug. 3: Highway 70 (classic and modern country)
Aug. 6: Modern Riffs - swing, jazz, classical rock
Aug. 8: Irish Night: Bill Eagan Band, St. Patricks Pipe Band, Golden School of Dance
Aug. 10: Harbor Moon (Caribbean)
Aug. 13: Nightshift (danceable songs of the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s)
Aug. 15: Screamin Eagles
Aug. 17: Simply Swing
Aug. 20: Musical Cavaliers (Polish and German)
Aug. 22: New London Jazz Band
Summer Concerts on the Square • Betsy Paterson Square, Storrs • 6:30-8 p.m.
June 7 Zikina
June 14 Goodnight Blue Moon
June 21 The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music
June 28 The Silks
July 5 Wise Old Moon
July 12 The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry
July 19 Mo Lowda & The Humble
July 26 The Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Twilight Music Series • Meriden Green • 7-9 p.m.
June 15: #9 (Beatles Tribute Band)
June 29: Dan Stevens and Clay Allen
July 6: Wastin’ Bullets
July 13: Inner Groove
July 27: The North Cove Rogues
Aug. 3: The Coconuts
Aug. 10: Marissa Cardona & Family
Aug. 17: Whiskey, Wine and Coke
Music at the Mansion • Wadsworth Mansion • 6:30 p.m.; free admisison
Wednesdays in July. The Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking, and shows on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Food trucks will be on site. Free admission.
July 11: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
July 18: Funky Dawgz Brass Band
July 25: Mixed Signals
Aug. 1: Shaded Soul
Summer Sounds Concert Series • Harbor Park Gazebo • Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
In case of rain, the concert will be held inside South Congregational Church.
July 10 The Castlefield Trio
July 24 Survivors Swing Band
Aug. 7 Bluegrass Characters
Aug. 21 Random Concept
Sep. 4 Middletown Symphonic Band
June 22, 7-9 p.m. • Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field • Milford’s official band, consisting of 35 musicians of all ages, opens its 26th summer season.
Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series • Devon Rotary Pavillion, Walnut Beach, Milford • Sundays at 4 p.m.
July 1 Parkway Diner (Billy Joel tunes and much more)
July 8 What Up Funk
July 15 Turbulence (Top 40s party favorites)
July 22 All Funk’d Up
July 29 The 5 O’clocks (Your favorite cover tunes)
Aug. 5 Hijacked (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; classic '90s rock and more); Elana Zabari (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; acoustic covers and originals); Pocket Full of Soul (4-7 p.m.)
Aug. 12 The Void (Classic Rock & Roll)
Aug. 19 Mia & The Riff
Aug. 26 RumRunners
Sep. 2 The Barons (50’s & 60’s Oldies and DooWop)
Summer Nights by Harbor Lights • Milford Rotary Pavilion, Fowler Field • Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
July 13 Kathy Thompson Band
July 20 Penny Lane
July 27 FreePlay
Aug. 3 NightFlight
Aug. 11 The Rumrunners
Summer Concert Series • Wolfe Park • Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.
June 29: Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
July 6: The Sounds of Frank (Sinatra tribute)
July 13: Goldrush (country)
July 20: The Reunion Band (’60s rock)
Aug. 31: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute) (this listing has been updated to correct the date)
Blue Mondays • Mystic River Park • Times TBA
July 2: Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
July 16: Otis and the Hurricanes
July 16: Say Darling
July 23: Love Dogs
July 30: Copley-James-Piccolo
Edythe and Harry Mandell Summer Concert Series • Data-Mail Inc. Pavilion at Mill Pond Park • Thursdays plus July 18, 20 and 21, 6-8 p.m. except where noted (rain dates Aug. 2 and 9)
June 7: Throwback Night: Nightshift
June 14: Children’s Night / Pizza in the Park: The Amazing Andy (6-7 p.m.), John Wallace Show Choir (7-8 p.m.)
June 21: Coyote River Band (country)
June 28: Rock Solid Alibi (rock ‘n’ roll)
July 5: Simply Swing
July 12: Ticket to Ride (Beatles tribute)
July 19: What It Is (funk)
July 26: The Daily Planet (ADA celebration)
The Newtown Savings Bank Summer Concert Series • Hollow Park • Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
July 11: The Eric Hallenbeck Quartet (jazz)
July 18: Root Six (classic rock)
July 25: The Rakes (alt-country)
Aug. 1: Blues Alley Ban (rock/blues)
Aug. 8: Cutout Creek Band (country harmonies)
Fridays & Saturdays, June 29-Aug. 18
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk • Times and ticket prices vary (many concerts are free admission)
Festival director Melvin Chen promises a typically outstanding lineup this year, including Dawn Upshaw with the Brentano String Quartet.
July 6: Turn of the Century Vienna
July 7: The Brentano String Quartet
July 13: Mozart and Debussy
July 14: Brentano & Upshaw
July 20: Beethoven & Shostakovich
July 21: The Splendour of Baroque
July 27: Debussy: Enemies and Friends
July 28: The Shanghai Quartet
Aug. 3: Emerson String Quartet
Aug 4: 1918 Soldier's Story
Aug. 10: Bernstein, Beach and the American Tradition
Aug. 11: Four Seasons — Old and New
Aug. 18: The Norfolk Choral Festival
June 28, 6-8 p.m. • Bring your own picnic basket and lawn chair and enjoy a rockin’ return performance by local favorites The Sin Sisters.
Music Under the Stars • North Haven Green • Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
A series of free concerts presented for the enjoyment of town residents by the North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation and the North Haven Business Community.
June 5: Vinnie Carr (6-7:15 p.m.; pop); Rich DiPalma (7:30-9; Italian/songs from yesteryear)
June 12: 7 Bridges Road (music of the Eagles)
June 19: Le’ Mixx (R&B/soul/funk/pop/Motown)
June 26: Nightshift (’60s/’70s/’80s cover band)
July 3: Steppin Out (party/dance band)
July 10: Timmy Maia Experience (Motown/today’s music)
July 17: RagDoll (Frankie Valli tribute ’50s/’60s)
July 24: Coyote River Band (pop country)
July 31: Classics (’50s/’60s)
Aug. 7: Avenue Groove (R&B/funk)
Aug. 14: River Mud (party rock)
Aug. 21: CT Transit Authority (Chicago tribute band)
Aug. 28: Primetime (party band)
TTD Summer Concert Series • Calf Pasture Beach • Tuesdays 7-9 p.m and Sundays 5-7 p.m. (no rain dates)
July 1: Memphis Soul Spectacular
July 10: River of Dreams (Billy Joel Tribute)
July 15: Pocket Full of Soul
July 24: Fairfield Counts
July 29: Tracy DeLucia
Aug. 14: Billy & The Showmen
Aug. 19: The Barons
Aug. 26: SummerTimeBand
Calf Pasture Beach Summer Concert Series • Wednesdays, most shows at 7:30 p.m. (rain date following day)
June 27 : Tim Curries Motown Revue Band (local Norwalk band)
July 11: Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band “I see a bad moon rising”
July 18: Bennie & The Jets (Elton John tribute)
July 19: Kei Marron & Whistleville (Thursday show; no rain date)
July 25: Beginnings (Chicago tribute)
Aug. 1: Beagles & Mac (6:30)
Aug. 8: Penny Lane (Beatles tribute)
Aug. 15: RPM (’70s)
Aug. 22: One Hot Night featuring Tommy Lynn (Neil Diamond tribute; rain date Aug. 24)
Aug. 29: The ’60s Experience
Wednesdays: Howard Brown Park • 6-8 p.m. (rain dates Aug. 22 and 29)
Live local talent on the Norwich Waterfront
July 11 Greye
July 18 Shaded Soul Band
July 25 The Sidewinders
Aug. 1 Coyote River Band
Aug. 8 Anthem Reggae Band
Aug. 15 Melaena
Fridays: Norwich Town Green • 6-8 p.m.
July 13 Rob Brannon
July 20 Dan Watson
July 27 Sun Gun
Aug. 10 Carrie Ashton
Aug. 17 Braiden Sunshine
Orange Summer Concert Series • Orange Fairgrounds • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
June 28 Lunch Box (rain date 7/5)
July 12 Cruise Machine (rain date 7/19)
Aug. 9 Frantic City (rain date 8/16)
Aug. 23 Fools on the Hill (rain date 8/30)
Summer Concert Series • Town Green • Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
June 13: The Kenn Morr Band (modern rock)
June 27: Deni Bonet (electric violin)
July 6: Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band (calypso)
July 11: Les Julian (children and family Show)
July 18: The Meadows Brothers (folk rock)
July 20: Four Barrel Billy (rockabilly)
July 25: Cold Chocolate (americana)
Aug. 1: Happy and The Moonshine (cover band)
Aug. 3: Acoustic Marsh Pit (cover band)
Aug. 8: Gracie Day (country folk)
Aug. 15: Long Island Sound (big band)
Aug. 17: No Mind (modern rock)
Aug. 22: Late for Dinner (classic rock)
June 20: Dan Stevens (blues)
June 22: Branded Country (modern country)
Summer Nights at the Beach • Jackson Cove • Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. • 203-888-2543
July 10: Mary Beth Sippin & Goldrush (classic country, swing and bluegrass)
July 17: The Potentials
July 24: DoubleHung
July 31: The Larry Stevens Band (country, pop, rock and more)
Aug. 7: Leaf Jumpers
Aug. 14: Shaded Soul (Motown, funk soul, reggae, swing, rock, disco)
Aug. 21: Bobby Wheeler Band
Norton Park Summer Concerts • Norton Park • Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
June 5: Plainville Wind Ensemble
June 12: Plainville Choral Society
June 19: Kenn Morr/Original American Folk Rock
June 26: Simply Swing/10 Piece Orchestra
July 3: Last Fair Deal/American Roots Music
July 10: Riverboat Ramblers/Dixieland Jazz
July 17: Nzinga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues
July 24: Army Band
July 31: Old Tyme Fiddlers
2018 Summer Concert Series • Prospect Town Green • Wednesday nights
June 27 Coyote River Band (modern country & pop rock)
July 11 Rockin Heartbeats (rock oldies)
July 18 Still Kickin with The Big City Horns (classic rock)
July 25 Nightshift Band ('60s, '70s & '80s cover band)
Aug. 1 Avenue Groove( R&B/funk/dance music )
Aug. 8 Steve Atwood Band (classic rock)
Aug. 15 Southern Voice (modern country)
Aug. 22 The Future Heavies (sounds of the '80s)
Concerts on the Green • Redding Town Green • Sundays 6-8 pm
June 17: Yippee Coyote (Rock ‘n Roots band)
June 24: Bone Dry (jam band with a groove)
July 1: Brian Q. Torff & New Duke (in memory of Sally White)
July 8: Tracy DeLucia (adult contemporary country)
July 15: River of Dreams (Billy Joel tribute)
July 22: Peter Calo (heroes gone but not forgotten)
July 29: Silver Steel Band (steel drum band)
Aug. 5: Fab Forward (solo Beatle tribute)
Aug. 12: The Currys (Americana trio)
Aug. 19: The Mighty Ploughboy (Celtic rock)
Aug. 26: Sony Carroll Orchestra (Big Band)
Richard D. Tulisano Summer Concert Series • Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Elm Ridge Park • 6:30-8:30 p.m.; free admission
Thursday nights (rain date is the following Tuesday). Free admission and parking, and food will be available.
June 28: Bell in the House (A Capella)
July 12: Simply Swing (Swing Orchestra)
July 19: Alex Shillo (Bruce Sprinsteen (tribute)
July 26: Mass-Conn-Fusion (Motown, R&B, Funk)
Aug. 2: Steve Daggett (Country)
Aug. 7: Accidential Groove (local ’80s & Top 40s band)
Sharon Summer Concert Series • Sharon Town Green • Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
June 27: Jukebox Junkies
July 4: Joint Chiefs (folk music)
July 11: Memphis Boys (blues)
July 18: Lone Wolf Trio (rock/blues)
July 25: Peter McEachern and the Litchfield Camp Faculty All-Stars Jazz
Aug. 1: Sounds of Frank Duo (Sinatra tribute)
Talcott Mountain Music Festival • Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center • 7:30 p.m.; Tickets $25-45, 12 and under $5
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s annual concert series kicks off with an Independence Day celebration and fireworks, while the one and only Doc Severinsen pays homage to his favorite tunes on July 13.
June 29: Celebrate America!
July 6: Brass Transit- The Musical Legacy of Chicago
July 13: HERE’S DOC! Celebrating 60 Years in Show Business
July 20: Magical Movie Music
July 27: REWIND: Celebrating the Music of the 80s
June 23 • Simsbury Meadows Amphitheater • Tickets: $30-$50 • Four tribute bands headline this all-day music festival: Terrapin (“The Ultimate Grateful Dead Experience”), Soul Shine (playing the music of the Allman Brothers), Sacred Fire (Santana) and Bathtub Gin (Phish). Rain date June 24.
Music on the Green • Southington Green • Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. • 860-276-6219,
May 23: Karismics (classic rock)
May 30: Rock Solid Alibi (rock from the ’60s to today)
June 6: Night Flight: Final Approach (pop & classic rock)
June 13: Studio Two (early Beatles tribute band)
June 20: A-Ray of Elvis (Elvis Presley tribute band)
June 27: Changes in Latitudes (Jimmy Buffett tribute band)
July 11: BootLeg Band (classic & modern country)
July 18: The Diamond Collection (Neil Diamond tribute band)
July 25: The Sam Vinci Orchestra (Italian & American classics)
Aug. 1: Cover2Cover (rock & pop dance hits)
Aug. 8: Goldrush (bluegrass & country)
Aug. 15: Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men (polka music)
Aug. 22: The Kyle Niles Band (classic rock)
Aug. 29: Coyote River Band (modern country, rock & dance hits)
Sept. 5: Out the Boxx (high energy dance hits)
Wednesday Night Live • Columbus Park • Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
National and regional acts headline at these family-friendly shows.
June 27: The O’Jays
July 11: Joe Jackson
July 18: Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish’s Rascals
July 25: Dennis Deyoung and the music of Styx
Aug. 1: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Alive@Five • Columbus Park • Thursdays 5 p.m.
Live music by top regional and national acts. 21 and over only.
June 28: Gavin DeGraw
July 12: Sean Kingston; Sammy Adams
July 19: Gin Blossoms; Tonic; Vertical Horizon
July 26: Lifehouse
Aug. 2: Neon Trees
Summer Concerts on the Square • Betsy Paterson Square • Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. (rain date: following Tuesday)
June 7: Zikina
June 14: Goodnight Blue Moon
June 21: The Professors Of Sweet, Sweet Music
June 28: The Silks
July 5: Wise Old Moon
July 12: The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry
July 19: Mo Lowda & The Humble
July 26: The Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Summer Sunset Concert Series • Paradise Green • Tuesdays, 7 p.m. (rain date following Thursday)
June 12: TBA
June 19: Robert Atwood Band (rock ‘n’ roll)
June 26: Connecticut Symphonic Winds
July 10: TBA
July 17: The Baron’s (doowop, Motown)
July 24: Nashville Drive Band (country)
July 31: Fools on a Hill Band (Beatles tribute)
Aug. 7: Vinny & Ray Band (Afro, Cuban, Latin)
Aug. 14: Kathy Thompson Band (TBA)
Aug. 21: Re-entry Band (classic lite rock)
Aug. 28: Signature Band
Sept. 4: Slammin Band (R&B, funk)
Sept. 11: The Bernandettes
Thomaston Summer Concert Series 2018 • Seth Thomas Park • Mondays 7-8:30 p.m.
June 25: The Harmonious Brass Choir
July 2: Windborne
July 9: 60s Satisfaction
July 16: Deni Bonet
July 23: Chris Coogan Quartet
July 30: The Page Turners
Aug. 6: Goldrush
Aug. 13: The Afro-Semitic Experience
Aug. 20: Clearview
Torrington Summer Concert Series • Coe Memorial Park • Tuesdays & Fridays
July 10: RBO Orchestra
July 13: Steve Dunn Band
July 17: The Curl Daddy’s Surf
July 20: The Sidekick Band
July 24: Liddle Big Band
July 27: Goldrush
July 31: The Tradesmen
Aug. 3: The Torrington Symphony Orchestra
Aug. 7: Nekita Waller(2015 Northwest Idol winner)
Aug. 10: Coyote River Band
Aug. 17 Tim Urban (former American Idol contestant)
Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.: Mayor’s Polka Night, with live entertainment by Eddie Forman Band, popcorn, drinks, and music for all polka lovers
Trumbull Summer Concert Series • Town Hall Gazebo • Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (rain dates: following Thursday)
June 19: Coastal Chordsmen
June 26: I’liguri
July 2: Old School
July 10: Suns of Walrus (Beatles cover band)
July 17: Steve D’Agostino Band
July 24: What It Is
July 31: Bob Button Big Band
Aug. 7: Nina Etc.
Aug. 14: Motown Review
Aug. 21: Mia & The Riff
Aug. 28: Marc Berger & RIDE
Sept. 2: The Barons
Children’s Summer Concerts • Long Hill Green & Gazebo • Tuesdays at noon
June 26: Al Decant
July 10: Les Julien
July 17: Ryan SanAngelo
July 24: Tom Weber
July 31: T-Bone
July 7: Marcia Lewis
Aug. 14: Lynn Lewis & Friends
Masonicare Summer Concert Series • Masonicare Health Center • Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
June 22: After All (Nick & Nancy)
June 29: The Nightshift
July 6: The Big Beat Oldies Band (’50s & ’60s)
July 13: The Undercover Band (’50s & ’60s)
July 20: Sister Funk
July 27: The Sin Sisters
Aug. 3: The Sedgwick Sisters
Aug. 10: The Larry Ayce Band
Aug. 17: Kid’s Concert with T-Bone
Aug. 24: Johnny & The Prom Kings
Twilight Tunes Concert Series • Wallingford Parade Ground • Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
July 11 The Eran Troy Danner Band
July 18 Juicebox
Aug. 1 River of Dreams
Aug. 8 The Leaf Jumpers Band
Aug. 15 Eagles Experience
Elizabeth Park Summer Concerts • Rose Garden Lawn, Elizabeth Park • Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. (rain date Thursdays)
June 27: Goza Salsa
July 11: Latanya Farrell
July 18: Simply Swing
July 25: Professors of Sweet Sweet Music
Aug. 1: Mass-Conn-Fusion
Aug. 8: Maxxtone
Summer Concert Series • Windsor Locks Public Library (rain location: Senior Center) • Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
June 26: Stealhed (rock and blues)
July 3: The Monthei Brothers Band (country and bluegrass)
July 10: Four Barrel Billy (’50s and ’60s rock and swing)
July 17: Steel-N-Easy (country)
July 24: Full Krew (classic rock and dance)
July 31: Tirebiter (’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s)
Aug. 7: Wiskey, Wine & Coke (classic rock)
Aug. 14: Savage Brothers (hometown band)
Summer Concerts in Windsor • Windsor Town Green • Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain dates following Tuesday)
June 28: Blue Skies Big Band
July 5: Rock Solid Alibi
July 12: Gene Donaldson & The Stingrays
July 19: BUS13
July 26: Still Kickin'" with the Big City Horns
Aug. 2: Personal Touch (part of First Town Downtown's “Taste of Windsor”)
Aug. 9: Farmington Valley Band
Aug. 16: Nekita Waller Band
Aug. 23: Steve Lipman
Summer Concerts • Gazebo on the Town Green • Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.
Check website for rain dates/locations
July 3: George Gritzbach Band (blues/R&B)
July 10: Boondocks (country)
July 17: Urban Legands (classic rock)
July 24: Hypnosis Music Band (classic rock)
July 31: Alex Shillo (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
Summer Concert Series • Hollow Park • Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
July 11: The Erick Hallenbeck Quartet (fresh takes on timeless jazz)
July 18: Root Six (classic rock)
July 25: The Rakes (alt-country)
Aug. 1: Blues Alley Band (rock/blues)
Aug. 8: Cutout Creek Band (country harmonies)