The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston

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MUSIC

The Fine Arts Connection MUSIC group is probably the most well known as it has been providing programs for the longest time. Most notable is the annual Summer Band Concert Series which began in the late '90's with a few concerts by the American Service Bands.  The Concert Series began in 2003 with six bands and has grown to today's nine bands!



MUSIC has brought the Connecticut Opera Express into the school system with their presentation of "Amahl and the Night Visitors".  A joint concert with the New England Symphonic Band and the Farmington Valley band was held in 2004 at the historic Thomaston Opera House.  Future plans include assisting with providing new presentations for the schools and the greater Thomaston Community.

 

 

Thomaston Summer Concert Series 2022

Seth Thomas Park
Thomaston, CT 06787

Monday Evenings

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

(June, July & August)

 

June 20

Parkway Diner

7:00 p.m.

June 27

Jeff Fuller & Friends

7:00 p.m.

July 4

Too Blue

7:00 p.m.

July 11

Tradesmen

7:00 p.m.

July 18

Kerry Boys

7:00 p.m.

July 25

Old School

7:00 p.m.

August 1

Kenn Moor

7:00 p.m.

August 8

Shed Rats

7:00 p.m.

August 15

Grayson Ty

7:00 p.m.

In Case of Inclement Weather - Performances will be held inside at:

Thomaston Opera House
158 Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

Watch this website or our facebook page for
last minute updates as to the rain location.


Seth Thomas Park is located at:
100 South Main Street
Thomaston, CT  06787 

(across the street from The Quiet Zone and the old Seth Thomas Clock Factory)
(intersections of Elm Street, Main Street, and Maple Street)

 

 

  • PARKWAY DINER - in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    PARKWAY DINER - in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jun 20th 2022

    Parkway Diner began a few years ago as a duo, with J.J. manning the mic, & Chris on keys . They moved around Ct. for a couple years doing shows of all types, with a very Billy Joel heavy song list, while covering many of your favorite artists’ tunes as well .So a couple of years ago they added guitar & drums.Picking up momentum over time, they felt it was time to grow.

    Then, to take Parkway Diner to the next level, they needed to add that vital to all rhythm sections piece. That very special bassist. Done! To polish things off, the band drew from a very special well of seasoned saxophonists. And was very fortunate to be able to add it’s final piece, to bring their sound to exactly where they want it to be.

    Now, Parkway Diner is coming at you strong, with the classic hits of Billy Joel and Elton John all the while filling the air with powerful renditions of songs that you’ve enjoyed all your lives.

  • Jeff Fuller and Friends in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jeff Fuller and Friends in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jun 27th 2022

    An integral part of the Connecticut, New York and international jazz scenes, Fuller has toured worldwide and recorded with saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Paquito D’Rivera. He has played with jazz masters from all styles and eras including such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, and Clark Terry.

    Jeff will perform as a trio with Darren Litzie (piano) and Ben Bilello (drums) – with the added extraordinary vocal talents of Atla DeChamplain .

    Tonight’s performance will be held in the Thomaston Opera House due to the weather forecast for today.

    The Thomaston Opera House is located at 158 Main Street (5th floor of the town hall).

  • Too Blue in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Too Blue in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jul 4th 2022

    “To quote Bill Monroe, ‘This is powerful music!’ With Too Blue, the total is much more than the sum of the parts, and the parts are mighty fine…” – Barry Mitterhoff, mandolinist with Jorma Kaukonen.

    Traveling freely between the genres of bluegrass, swing, Celtic and jazz, a Too Blue performance is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life and leave the listener anything but “blue”. Their newest release, “Trouble With the Grey”, produced and engineered by Bob Harris of Ampersand Records, has received national radio airplay and enthusiastic reviews from Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Unlimited.

    Seamlessly blending their vocals are guitarist Betsy Rome and banjoist Joan Harrison. Mandolin powerhouse Michael Sassano astounds and entertains, while jazz bassist Jamie Doris brings a creative and unique perspective to the band. Together, Too Blue makes exciting bluegrass that swings and entertains.

  • Tradesmen in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Tradesmen in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jul 11th 2022

    The Tradesmen is a 4-piece rock, blues, oldies, and country band that performs a deep catalog well known material and classics. The band is clean cut, family-friendly, and specializes in outdoor concerts and dance-heavy private events.

    In case of rain, this concert will be postponed until Monday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Watch our facebook page for last minute updates.

  • Kerry Boys in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Kerry Boys in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jul 18th 2022

    The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire, CT resident, and Pierce Campbell, (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/08) from Prospect, CT. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago, and they have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs ever since.

  • Old School in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Old School in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Jul 25th 2022

    “Never Too Old To Rock & Roll” Our Ten Piece line-up includes strong vocals, a rock solid rhythm section and a four piece horn section. Our song list features favorites from Chicago, Steeley Dan, The Blues Brothers, Van Morrison and more!

  • Kenn Morr in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Kenn Morr in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Aug 1st 2022

    Kenn Morr’s songs have an elemental quality—water, earth, relationships, seasons, time, change, loss—like the great songwriters who inspired him early on: Dylan, Simon, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, and especially Gordon Lightfoot. He understands that when trouble comes, the trade winds bring an upside, and there’s always the redemptive power of music. “Tomorrow will be soon, so dance beneath the moon and may the morning light come set you free” he sings on Morning Light, one of ten new songs on “Open Field,” his eleventh album.

  • Shed Rats in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Shed Rats in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Aug 8th 2022

    Central Connecticut Band Playing Music That We Love. Grateful Dead, Dylan, Blues, Rock, American Roots and More

  • Grayson Ty in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Grayson Ty in Concert - 7:00 p.m.

    Aug 15th 2022

    Western Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Grayson Ty has mastered the art of vulnerability. Entirely unpretentious, his stage presence is easy, genuine, and unguarded. In an era of so much disconnection and artifice, Grayson brings audiences together with his honest, heartfelt lyrics, and soulful, soothing voice.Grayson’s impeccable songwriting brings out the best of his full range, from R&B crooning and folk-inspired storytelling to masterful pop riffs and earnest lyrics. He believes deeply in the connective power of music, working as a music therapist by day, and collaborating as co-writer with other songwriters.

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