Events

Free Concert in Center Park: Skylark City 08-15-2019

Dave Branning and Ron Sloan have been playing rock, blues, and swing together for over a decade. Along with two expert guitarists, Jeff Lorello and Jim Harkins, they formed Skylark City last year in the heart of Manchester and quickly became a local favorite with their blend of classic songs, upbeat grooves, and joyful harmonies.

Free Concert in Center Park: Mike Rau 08-08-2019

Details coming soon!

Free Concert in Center Park: Tony Susi 08-01-2019

Tony has been an active singer/songwriter in CT for many years as both a solo artist and in various bands, most notably “That 70’s Band”. He is versatile on both keyboard and guitar, thanks to his formal musical training at the Hartt School of Music and UConn. He enjoys a wide variety of music that is reflected in his original compositions, including rock, jazz and classical influences. Tony’s Latest CD, “Here & Now” reflects that (available through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic & Google Play). His instrumental composition “Renegade” was selected for the CT Songwriters Best of 2004 compilation CD as well as the Daddy’s Junky Music Best of CT & RI compilation CD. His ballad “The Search” first aired on the CBS soap opera”As The World Turns” in 2002. His pop tune “Listen to Your Heart” received honorable mention in the Music City Song Festival. In addition to writing Adult Contemporary Pop music, Tony also composes music for school Concert Bands. His arrangement of “The Last Rose of Summer” published by Grand Mesa Music, was selected to the top 100 new Band compositions for 2015 by Band World magazine. You can preview his works for Concert Band at www.susimusic.com

Free Concert in Center Park: Still Pickin’ 07-25-2019

Still Pickin’ is bluegrass band with country-western flair and a side of humor. Frequently seen and heard at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival, they will bring their charm to Center Memorial Park in Downtown Manchester.

Free Concert in Center Park: The Glastonbury Ukulele Band 07-18-2019

Press out your Hawaiian shirt and get ready to lounge!

The Glastonbury Ukulele Band plays popular songs from many eras. For several years they have accompanied a monthly community-wide singalong in Glastonbury (this coming Saturday, July 20, will be sing-along #100!). Audiences have enjoyed singing along to typical ukulele fare like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Five Foot Two.” Other songs are less readily associated with the ukulele, such as “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” and “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp).” Many genres of music are “on the table” for the band, including jazz, folk, rock, Elvis, Beatles, show tunes, and even Yiddish songs.