'Downtown Live' Summer Concert Series @ City Pier Waterfront Park New London (Thursdays)

*Last Updated Tue August 31, 2021

The 'Downtown Live!' music concert series kicks off this Thursday July 15th and continues into September with some of the best in local music!

Where: City Pier at Waterfront Park in New London, directly behind Union Station 
When: 6 to 10pm every Thursday night into September

The Mobile Pub will be back and we'll have food trucks available for your dining needs. These events are free and open to all. Feel free to bring chairs (there is bleacher seating available). The events are made possible through a significant grant from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund as well as support from the City of New London, City Center District, Neff Productions, and private donations from the community and our sponsors at Liberty Bank, The Telegraph, Cumulus Media, and The Day. 

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July 15 – Soulshot with Llama Tsunami (Reggae / Ska) 

July 22 (special 5pm start time) – United States Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band with The Clams and 9th Wave (Dixieland / Surf) 
July 29 – Bank Street Groove with Epitome (Jazz / Rock / Funk / Soul)

Aug. 5 – Terence Simien & the Zydeco Experience with Balkun Brothers (Zydeco / Blues / Rock)

Aug. 12 – Jesse Dee with Dogbite and Sweet Mercy (Soul / Folk / Rock)

Aug. 19 – The Silks with Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind and Chris Listori (Americana / Rock)

Aug. 26 – Billy Wylder with Kat & Brad and The CarLeans (Americana / Rock)

Oct 15 at The Social (rescheduled)– Ray Gonzales Orchestra with Latin Essence Group (Latin)

Bobby Christina's Blues Caravan @ Hygienic Art Park Sat Sep 11

Join us for Bobby Christina's Blues Caravan, Saturday September 11th at 6pm. Two generations of the Beard Family will be taking the stage at Hygienic Art Park. "When you grow up in a house filled with the blues, when your father grew up on Beale Street, when music was in your DNA, then blues is who you are and what you do." Chris Beard is a modern blues guitarist and singer like few others. Show opens with the super talented Chris Leigh Band, followed by blues legends Joe Beard & Duke Robillard, and ending the evening with the Chris Beard Band. 
Admission $20

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'Eat in the Street' First Wednesday of Each Month May-Sep in New London

Eat in the Street is a monthly event to take place on the first Wednesday of every month starting on May and running through September 1st. The City of New London will be holding planned theme nights on Bank Street for its Eat in the Street event. Bank Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 10pm each night of the event. Restaurants will be encouraged to have tables in the street available to seat patrons. The street will be decorated according to that month’s theme. There will also be vendors on the street and roaming entertainment to liven up the event. Hygienic Art will show movies in the art park which will coincide with that month’s theme. We will provide a free shuttle bus in downtown. Business/restaurants w ill have drink and food specials to coincide with the themes. 

June 2nd Theme - Golden Ticket / Candy themed and Fireworks ! 
July 7th – Celebrating the summer with Pirates and Fireworks ! 
Aug 4th – Farm to Table / Local and Fireworks! 
September 26th (rescheduled due to weather forecast) - Celebrating Latin Heritage Month

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'Return of the Rock Fix' @ Hygienic Art Park August 21

Saturday August 21
Hygienic Art Park

Admission $10 / All ages
Adult libations available for purchase to those with proper ID
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Hygienic Art's annual celebration got postponed so we're going big in the dog days of the year to make up for what we lost. The Telegraph, Hygienic Art's neighbor and comrade in the musical arts, is excited to be back in the mix presenting an eclectic line-up of acts from around the region to provide the soundtrack for the special Summer edition of the Salon des Independents. The seventeenth iteration (or is this sixteen and a half?) of the Rock Fix will feature sets from:

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'Hygienic Hoot' @ Hygienic Art Park Friday August 20

'Towers of New London' Unplugged @ Hygienic Art Park Friday Aug 27

“Unplugged” performances by New Johnny 5, Vacant Lot/Clothespins, Blonde Furniture, The Whales, Hugh Birdsall, Stark Weather and The Motive 8, with DJ Tim McDonough spinning the music of 80’s New London bands. 

$15 advanced tickets available at Hygienic Art Galleries and hygienic.org or $20 at the door.



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