Summer Concert Series at Connecticut Old State House | Kids Out and About Hartford

Summer Concert Series at Connecticut Old State House

Join us for our annual FREE Summer Concert Series! Stop by every Friday at lunchtime to hear a different band play each week on the East Lawn of Connecticut’s Old State House. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music! Concerts begin at noon and will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.

JULY 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Nelson Bello Jazz Trio …

Fronted by Nelson Bello, this eponymous Latin Jazz Trio enjoys performing their Afro-Cuban and Caribbean-flavored jazz. A well-known Latin percussionist and Hartford native, Nelson began his musical studies at the Hartford Conservatory Jazz Summer Program at the age of 13 and the Performing Arts Academy in Hartford. At the age of 15 he traveled to Cuba for the International Jazz Festival (with Latin Flavor, now better known as Insight) and invited guest pianist Chucho Valdez.
Over the years, Nelson performed with the likes of Andy Gonzalez, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Charles Flores, Zaccai and Luques Curtis, among others.

Hear a sample of Nelson Bello Jazz

JULY 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Nu Haven Kapelye …

Come hear the biggest klezmer band in New England play traditional folk music that draws upon the history of Ashkenazi Judaism and Eastern European melodies.

Nu Haven Kapelye can include up to 30 musicians at a time, much like the Big Bands of the 1940s. Featuring large string and horn sections, the group welcomes both professional and amateur musicians. 

Visit the Nu Haven Kapelye website

Hear a sample of their music

JULY 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Snowhaus …

Calling themselves a Millennial power trio, this party punk band brings the energy to every show.

Hear Snowhaus on YouTube

Join us for our annual FREE Summer Concert Series! Stop by every Friday at lunchtime to hear a different band play each week on the East Lawn of Connecticut’s Old State House. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music! Concerts begin at noon and will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

JULY 29 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Inner Groove … 

Bring your lunch and enjoy Inner Groove as they play an eclectic mix of popular rock and classic rock, pop and country. Their covers include only the best mix of vocally-rich hits from past and present.

Visit Inner Groove’s website

Hear a sample of Inner Groove’s music

AUGUST 5 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Jeremy Haddad …

An acoustic performer by heart, this friendly, bearded bard finds his musical calling in the simple arrangement of guitar and vocals. His songs and lyrics reflect an ever-changing landscape of emotionality, derived from common themes of love, anger, curiosity, and the indescribable task of being human. Living happily as just a drop in an ocean, every melody and note uttered is a tribute to the passing tides of his imagination — as many of his songs portray fabrications of people, thoughts and situations.

Visit Jeremy Haddad’s website

Hear a sample of Jeremy Haddad’s music

AUGUST 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Jake Kulak and the LowDown Band … 

Come enjoy this rocking blues band as you eat lunch on the lawn!  Jake Kulak and the LowDown Band won the CT Blues Society Band Competition in 2018, and performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2019.  They have also been nominated for a New England Music Award in the “Best New Act of the Year” category and were one of 6 Boston-area bands to win the the House of Blues emerging artist competition.

Visit Jake Kulak’s website

Hear a sample of Jake Kulak’s music

AUGUST 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Stanley Maxwell … 

Since January 2001, Connecticut-based four-piece “Stanley Maxwell” has played original music that blends (among many other influences) jazz, funk and rock with tight arrangements and intricate group improvisation. They are a no-nonsense, conservatory-trained group of musicians who share a love for playing soulful music together and making people dance. The band has built a grassroots name for themselves throughout the Northeast, and joined the Home Grown Music Network  in 2008. From colleges and festivals to nightclubs and local bars, the group is a “must see” experience. 

Hear a sample of the Stanley Maxwell band’s music

AUGUST 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Red & Yellow … 

The acoustic duo of Danny Reilert and Debra Argosy harmonize beautifully as they share seven decades of the most beloved popular music. 

Visit Red & Yellow’s website

Hear a sample of Red & Yellow’s music

SEPTEMBER 2 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: I Guru … 

 Founded by Dennis Minott, Royal Music (I Guru) is designed to collaborate with different musicians and bands. The group performs reggae and gospel with guitar, bass and piano. 

SEPTEMBER 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: Audrey Mae Bluegrass Band …
The Audrey Mae Bluegrass band features the duet harmonies of Peter Winne and Joe Delillo backed by a rotation cast of Connecticut bluegrass veterans. Together, despite being a generation apart, Winne and Delillo evoke brother harmony groups such as The Stanley Brothers, The Blue Sky Boys, and The Everly Brothers. Named after Delillo’s mother, an Alabama belle named Audrey Mae, the band delivers a brand of bluegrass that is at times high octane and at other times just plain lonesome.

SEPTEMBER 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TODAY: KC Sisters … 

The Casey sisters have music in their DNA. The girls were raised by two musicians and introduced to multiple genres of music from rock & roll, country, gospel, folk, R&B and jazz. Aside from their A cappella voices that harmonize on their repertoire of selections, each girl plays multiple instruments including the piano, guitar, violin, bass, cello and drums.

Visit the KC Sisters website

Hear a sample of the KC Sisters music

 


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

800 Main Street
Hartford, CT, 06130
United States

Phone:

860.522.6766
Contact name: 
Chris Zaccaro, Marketing Manager
Email address: 
Dates: 
08/05/2022
08/12/2022
08/19/2022
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Price: 
FREE

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