Music On the River: Free Outdoor Concerts at the Goodspeed | Kids Out and About Hartford

Music On the River: Free Outdoor Concerts at the Goodspeed

*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 08/12/2019
All free concerts are held on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the lawn of the Goodspeed Opera House. Don't miss seeing these recording artists because of the rain. You can experience the performance in a concert hall setting for free. Great food and drinks are available to purchase at the Gelston House or bring a picnic dinner. Free parking is available in the Goodspeed Opera House parking lot with additional parking and a shuttle bus from Eagle Landing in Haddam. The Music on the River site is made possible through the generous support of Goodspeed Musicals. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs, smoking, vendors or soliciting at the concerts and no parking on residential streets are allowed.

July 8, 2019 New London Big Band

The New London Big Band is a 17 piece orchestra made up of the finest New England musicians.  The bad plays a mix of classic jazz standards, upbeat dance tunes and original music by band members, regularly featuring instrumental and vocal soloists.

 July 15, 2019 The Suitcase Junket
From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky-tonk and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound of original rock anthems, mountain ballads and blues.  It is magnificent, rousing, image driven song writing; played out on instruments built of broken bottles, dried bones, gas cans, saw blades and scavenged instruments.

 July 22, 2019 Sierra Hull 
Although only 27, Sierra Hull's career has spanned more than 15 years.  She has matured from child prodigy to virtuoso mandolin player receiving countless awards.  She distinguished herself in the world of folk and bluegrass, gaining the respect of Nashville icons.  Her latest album, "Weighted Mind", demonstrates an artistic leap from traditional bluegrass, earning her a Grammy nomination.  She astonishes audiences and musicians alike as she tours the country.

 July 29, 2019 The Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from California's Bay Area.  Their soul touching harmonies are paired with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic instruments and an array of vocal techniques creating an engaging live performance.

August 5, 2019 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Christine Ohlman is the "Beehive Queen".  Singer, song-writer, musicologist and long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band, she has erned 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 National 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 12, 2019 Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Atlanta's genre blending ensemble has been creating a unique sound; reinventing the magic of 1920's Ragtime coupled with Dixieland and a little Gypsy Jazz.  Together Blair and the band have been touring the country playing to sold-out venues, often sharing the stage with Mumford & Sons and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes both the songs and arrangements for his superb New Orleans style horn section.  He adds his own southern swinging flair, delivered with lively antics and humor.


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Goodspeed Opera House


6 Main St
East Haddam, CT, 06423
United States


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