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East Haddam’s 2013 Music on the River series set to start

June 28, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News No Comments
Roomful of Blues kicks off the free 2013 Music on the River series of concerts held on the Goodspeed Opera House green in East Haddam, CT.  Image: Roomful of Blues YouTube video screen shot.

Roomful of Blues kicks off the free 2013 Music on the River series of concerts held on the Goodspeed Opera House green in East Haddam, CT. Image: Roomful of Blues YouTube video screen shot.

Dust off your lawn chairs and picnic baskets because Music on the River is back.

All concerts are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the Goodspeed Opera House green. (In the case of rain, concerts move to the high school auditorium… check the Music on the River blog or Facebook page for updates.)

Pack a picnic basket, blanket and/or some lawn chairs – or buy some great food and drinks at the Gelston House.

Parking is available at the Goodspeed Opera House lot behind the Gelston House.

All concerts are funded completely by donations. No tax dollars are used to support the series.

Making a donation is easy, by going to the Parks and Recreation page on the Town of East Haddam web site – click on this link http://www.easthaddam.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=trees.treePage&p=1243-111-2362

Or make a donation at the concert.

Funds are used to book bands, pay band deposits and for advertising.

Questions? Please call Parks and Recreation during office hours at 860-873-5058

Here is this summer’s lineup:

July 8, 2013

Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues will celebrate the band’s 45th anniversary on the Music on the River stage with their signature sounds of Jump Blues, R & B and Rock & Roll from the early horn-powered Golden Era of the late 40’s & 50’s.

Having performed in more than 30 countries, this five-time Grammy-nominated band has recorded with Big Joe Turner and Eddie Cleanhead Vincent, to name a few.  Best known for being a high energy dance band, Roomful has earned an unparalleled reputation for fine musicianship and keen mastery of many blues styles.

July 15, 2013

Chris MacKay and the Toneshifters
Rockabilly meets country swing with a dash of swamp and rock as Chris MacKay and the Toneshifters take to the summer stage with a style that will get you up on your feet and keep you rocking’!

July 22, 2013

Bob Button’s Big Band
For more than 35 years, the Bob Button Big Band has performed the best of the 30’s and 40’s.  Swing dancing tunes from Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and friends will be sure to get you “In the Mood.”

July 29, 2013

Hot Club of Cowtown
Straight from Austin, Texas, Hot Club of Cowtown performs the combined nuances of Texas Swing and Gypsy Jazz, infusing new life into vintage styles.  Having toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, as well as representing the U.S. State Department as musical ambassadors to four nations, Hot Club has earned the reputation for musical excellence and “Old Timey” charm.  Among their many awards, they are most proud of being inducted into the prestigious Texas Swing Hall of Fame.

Quimbombo album cover for E Haddam seriesAug. 5, 2013

Tom Sanders
The Tom Sanders Band unites veteran musicians from some of Southern New England’s best blues, rock and R & B bands,  Good music and a good time is their mission and their performance is bound to deliver!

Aug. 12, 2013

The summer series comes to a hot Latin end with the sounds of Quimbombó.  With contagious musical rhythms imported from Cuba… bring your Zumba moves and meet us on the dance floor.

Posted June 28, 2013 based on a press release

Related links:

Music on the River blog http://musicontheriver.blogspot.com/

Music on the River Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Music-on-the-River-2013/151497568349066

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