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OUR 25th CONCERT SEASON IS HERE!

Get your reservations now for these exciting twelve concerts!

Specific details about each performer and links to their websites will be posted very soon!

Concert Reservation Instructions – Please Read:

Select the concert(s) for which you wish to reserve tickets.  Select whether you are eligible for Friends Member pricing, then in the subsequent window, you have the opportunity to specify how many seats for that concert in that category you wish.  You add your ticket order to your cart, then pay all at once when you have ordered. 

Payment online is done with PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPay account to order – you can use your credit card. In the event of a weather cancellation, notice will be posted here, or you can call the Park (860-285-1886).

Please Note:  we do not issue physical tickets.  When your order is complete, you should print your PayPal receipt and bring it with you to the venue on the night(s) of the concert(s).  Your receipt serves as your ticket(s). However, we also maintain a list of online purchases at the door, so if you forget or have trouble, you can be verified at the door. For questions, you can call the Park at (860) 285-1886.

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November 2 – Amy Gallatin and Hot Flashes ($18/$16 for Friends Members).

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November 16 – Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem ($22/$20 for Friends Members).

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December 7 – Buskin & Batteau ($22/$20 for Friends Members).  Busakin and Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember.  The Washington Post called their work “an irresistible amalgam of melodic sensual pop, folkie grit, and killer wit… its their unique combination of instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies, and unparalleled lyric-writing that prompts standing ovations.”  With the help of multi-talented percussionist, Marshal Rosenberg, they manage to kick the rhythm pretty hard for a couple of seasoned troubadours.   Famous in the eighties as superstar jingle writers – Batteau’s “Heartbeat of America” heads a list of a hundred or more jingle hits – they’ve also written songs for other artists (Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Peter Paul and Mary, and Bette Midler, to name just a few).

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January 4 – Dirt Road Sweetheart ($20/$18 for Friends Members).

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January 18 – Don White ($19/$17 for Friends Members).

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February 1 – Colin Walters Jazz Quartet ($17/$15 for Friends Members). The Colin Walters Jazz Quartet will perform and evening of smooth jazz guaranteed to make you smile.  A native of Connecticut, Colin Walters is a dynamic and innovative saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Colin discovered his passion for the saxophone at an early age and credits his exposure to listening to Jazz, Classical, Gospel, R&B, and Reggae while growing up.Colin tours and performs regularly in a wide variety of ensembles and genres, including Victor Rendon and the Bronx Conexión, Scott Wenzel Big Band, New London Big Band, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Shorty, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Earl MacDonald 10tet, and the Colin Walters Quartet. Colin is currently working on his MM in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School and is the recipient of the Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship.

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February 15 – The New Alternative  ($17/$15 for Friends Members). The New Alternative is a reunion of New England super-pickers who have rallied around two of its members’ recent releases: Roger Williams’ I Know This Road, a compendium of tunes, both instrumental and sung, from a lifetime of making music, and Dave Dick’s Greenwood CD, a collection of original instrumentals performed on acoustic guitar.  The show will feature an eclectic collection of instrumental and vocal works, some of which they composed and some which have caught their ears over the 40-plus years he has been navigating the music business. Although better known as an instrumentalist, Roger applies his rich baritone to vocal renditions of songs from songwriters such as Don Henley, Graham Nash, Gordon Lightfoot and himself. The tunes are enhanced by Roger’s son and Berklee College of Music grad JD Williams, an innovative and superb mandolinist in his own right.  Also in the mix are bassist Bob Dick, formerly of the award-winning bluegrass group Front Range, and his brother Dave Dick, formerly of Salamander Crossing, Southern Rail and Northern Lights. Roger’s longtime musical partner Amy Gallatin joins him on a few vocal efforts, most notably Vince Gill’s ode to long time love, Look at Us.  A night of original and innovative music!

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February 29 – Jen Lowe ($17/$15 for Friends Members). Having toured with prestigious national and international artists, Lowe is a journey-woman through and through.  And when the dust settles, there’s Jen’s voice, swaying gently and beautifully, between each song. Never taking herself too seriously in life or on the stage, you will often find her giggling and at ease as she tells a funny anecdote or reaches into her soul to share the darker parts of her journey. She is a true natural performer, whether she’s pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen’s shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable.  Her stage presence, songwriting, and musical ability have instantly captured audiences from state to state. Her lovelorn poetic verses and catchy choruses will remain in your head, long after the last note is played.

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March 14 – Liz Longley ($18/$16 for Friends Members). This Berklee College of Music College alum is best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice and for her deeply emotional music.  Based out of Nashville, Liz has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Her self-titled debut album received critical acclaim, being described as “a thing of beauty” and “packed with instantly memorable pop rock songs…”  Her follow up album released in 2016, was praised as “stunning” and “something more; a cleverness, a wit and a mix of musical styles.”  Liz’s music has been featured on tv shows such as Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” ABC’s “Beauty & The Beast” and MTV’s “Scream.”

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April 4 – Lucy Kaplansky ($20/$18 for Friends Members). Lucy started out singing in Chicago folk music clubs as a teenager. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, The Roches, and others. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.” She harmonized on Nanci Griffith’s albums and landed soundtrack credits, singing with Suzanne Vega on “Pretty in Pink” and with Griffith on “The Firm,” and several commercial credits as well—including “The Heartbeat of America” for Chevrolet.  In 1998 Lucy teamed with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to form supergroup Cry Cry Cry. Many years and many albums later, Lucy is still making audiences smile with her songwriting, her beautiful voice, and her stories about life and love.

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April 18 – Porch Party Mamas ($20/$18 for Friends Members).

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May 2 – Gil Gutierrez ($20/$18 for Friends Members).

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