Friday, July 11, 2014


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Last updated July 11 - 11:43am

Sailfest Hours:
Friday - July 11  (5pm to 11pm)
Saturday - July 12  (10am to 11pm)
Sunday - July 13  (10am to 6pm)

Street Closures: (Sat & Sun ONLY)
State Street

(from Eugene O'Neill Drive to Bank Street)
Bank Street
(from Tilley Street to State Street)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anne's Show Pics of the Week - Sailfest Edition (July 10)

By Anne Castellano

One of the best weekends of the year is coming up, which means New London is going to be filled with great live music. Sailfest 2014  will be this Friday July 11 through Sunday July 12 in the downtown area, or if you prefer, "The District". Band stages will be at the Hygienic Art Park and the Custom House Pier, with the local clubs also hosting their own events from early evening until closing time. Due to a last minute cancellation, there will only be one ship in port for the festival (I could go on about that, but this is a music blog and you really don't want to get me started on that subject anyway), but for me Sailfest has always been about the music. Sure, there's lots of fair-type food (although not many vegetarian options), vendors, and the best fireworks show anywhere around. But one of the best things about living in New London is the opportunity to see live music in an outdoor setting on the waterfront. That's why this is one of the best weekends of the year.....

Video of "Live Lunch Break" - Vince Thompson & Friends (by The Day)

Below video by Peter Huoppi & Rick Koster
from THE DAY
 Originally published on July 10, 2014
on's "Live Lunch Break" Series

Vince Thompson & Friends:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Anne's Show Pics of the Week (July 3)

By Anne Castellano

There aren't many shows this weekend as New London rests up for next weekend's Sailfest, but there are a couple of outdoor events that you'll definitely want to see. On Saturday night, the Hygienic Art Park is the place to be, for the first Can Kickers show in a very long time. To make the evening even better, The Paul Brockett Roadshow and The MacLean Sisters will also be playing. The Can Kickers released their first album of punk-influenced old-time music thirteen years ago, while the members were still students at Conn College. Since then they have toured all over the United States, even doing tours of Mexico and Ireland. These guys are masters of DIY, releasing four self-produced CDs in addition to booking all their local shows and tours. In the process, they also brought a lot of great bands to town...

Video of "Live Lunch Break" - Madison Red (by The Day)

Below video by Peter Huoppi & Rick Koster
from THE DAY
 Originally published on July 3, 2014
on's "Live Lunch Break" Series

Madison Red:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Anne's Show Picks of the Week (June 26)

By Anne Castellano

Wow, there's a lot going on this weekend! First up, there's a benefit for the New London Community Meal Center taking place on Friday night. The Hoot For Hunger will be happening at the Seehund German Pub & Restaurant on Bank Street in New London, in the space formerly housing Dev's on Bank (and before that it was Ye Olde Tavern). There will be nine bands and solo performers, with each playing a 15-20 minute set.. The Crew will start things off at 6:30 pm, followed by Sue Menhart at 6:50, SheSaidHeSaid at 7:10, Dan and Liz at 7:30 pm, Anna May and Vince Thompson at 7:50, Golden Ratio at 8:10, Jim Carpenter at 8:30, Arlene Wow! at 8:50, and Vox Nova at 9:10. There's no cover, but donations will be collected throughout the evening, so you are encouraged to be generous.