New London county shows 
New London county bands playing out of town  
Reoccurring weekly/monthly New London county shows 
 Special Events / Parades / Holidays

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To add a show to our calendar, please email
meghan@wailingcity.com
Or tag us on Instagram or Facebook 
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*Please note we only list New London county shows 
or New London county bands playing out of town

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'Concerts In The Park' 2022 @ Washington Park June-July (Fridays)


The Friday Night summer concert series is held at Washington Park, Meridian Street in Groton. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department. 

 The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the food trucks and concession stand. The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing. 

June 17 The Cartells
June 24 Last Licks
July 1 MassConn Fusion
July 8 Red Light
July 15 Pop Rocks
July 22 American Honey
July 29 Wild Nights

For concert information or cancellation notices, 
call  the concert hotline: 860-446-4129

More info:
https://cityofgroton.com/residents/concerts-in-the-park/

Summer Concerts @ Waterford Beach June 22-Aug 17 (Wednesdays)


Waterford Beach Park
317 Great Neck Road
Waterford
6pm
Join us for music, dancing and fun at the Waterford Beach Park. Food trucks will be available on-site for dinner or bring your own! 

Wed 6/22 The Original Waterford Community Band
Wed 6/29 Morgan Skelly & The Old Crows
Wed 7/6 Nina et Cetera
Wed 7/13 Branded
Wed 7/20 Daily Planet
Wed 7/27 Soul Sound Revue
Wed 8/3 FrankenPhil
Wed 8/10 Wooden Horse
Wed 8/17 Tim Fioravanti Jazz Orchestra

Summer Concerts 2022 @ Esker Point Beach June-Aug (Thursdays)

Esker Point Beach
900 Groton Long Point Road
Groton
6-8pm

Thu 6/23 Branded
Thu 6/30 Mystic Dead
Thu 7/7 Will Evans
Thu 7/21 Soulshot
Thu 7/29 Sugar
Thu 8/4 Fusion

Groton's favorite summer tradition is back for another year of great music and good times at Esker Point Beach! The concert is from 6-8pm weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, call our info line at 860-441-6791 or check out Town of Groton Parks & Rec Facebook Page for updates. Decisions are typically made by 3pm.

Concerts are family-friendly, alcohol-free events. 
Please leave pets are home! 
Concessions are available from various local vendors.
Convenient parking at Esker Point Beach is available for $10/vehicle and $5/motorcycle. 

More info:

Summer Music Lineup @ Saltwater Vineyards

349 Elm Street
Stonington, CT

Summer 2022 MUSIC LINEUP

Mon 5/30 (Memorial Day) Brad Bensko 3-5:30pm
Thu 6/2 Dan Watson 5-7pm
Thu 6/9 Thor Torgersen 5-7pm
Thu 6/16 Nick Bosse 5-7pm
Wed 6/29 Will Evans 6:30-8:30pm
Thu 6/30 Brad Bensko 5-7pm
Thu 7/7 Dave Alves 5-7pm
Thu 7/14 Phil Smith 5-7pm
Thu 7/21 Colin Hallahan 5-7pm
Thu 7/28 Shawn Taylor 5-7pm
Thu 8/4 Colin Hallahan 5-7pm
Sun 8/7 Honey Babe 3-5pm
Thu 8/18 Jeff Lewis 5-7pm
Fri 8/19 Nick Bosse & Northern Roots 6-8pm
Thu 8/25 Nick Bosse 5-8pm
Thu 9/1 Ian Kelly 5-7pm
Mon 9/5 (Labor Day) TBA 3-5pm
Sun 9/11 Brad Bensko 3-5pm


Summer Concert Series @ IRONS Mystic Hilton Jul & Aug (Fridays)

IRONS Mystic Hilton
20 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT
Fridays July & August
FREE / Family Friendly
6 to 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/MysticIrons/events/

Fri 8/26 Wicked Peach

Our FREE summer concert series returns this summer! Join us Fridays on the patio for our outdoor concerts. Bring the kids to this family friendly evening and end the week with music, fun and dinner on the patio. Food & Beverage available for sale beginning at 5:30pm; concerts are 6-8pm. 

 Please bring your chairs, blankets; no outside food and beverage permitted; credit card and cash purchases for food and beverage; concerts will go on rain or shine - we will move the concert inside if there is inclement weather; ample parking is available at the hotel in any spot; the IRONS restaurant is open to the public on a first come first serve basis - we encourage you to arrive early for dinner or join us on the patio and take advantage of our outside bar and grill beginning at 5:30pm

Summer Concerts @ McCook's Beach Park Niantic July-Sep


McCook's Park Beach
East Lyme / Niantic, CT
Concerts are back at McCook Point Park this summer! We have a fantastic lineup of performers offering a variety of genres set for Wednesday’s on the beach and Friday’s in the bandshell! Support our local eateries by dining in or getting takeout to enjoy at the park while listening to some great tunes.

 Wednesdays: 6-8 PM McCooks Main Beach 
July 6th: Azalea Drive 
July 27th: Boathouse Blues Band 
August 3rd: Roy Dunn Maclean 
August 17th: 5 Bean Row 
August 24th: Second Chance 

Fridays: 7-9 PM (unless noted) McCooks Bandshell 
July 8th: Fusion
Saturday July 16th: The Paul Lussier Band 
July 22nd:(7-10PM) Opener: Sondra LevineThe Rivergods 
July 29th : Katie Perkins 
August 12th: Downtown 6 
August 19th: MassConn Fusion 
August 26th: Branded 
September 2nd: Time and Changes Jazz Orchestra (6:00-7:15 PM)

Sailfest New London Music Schedule July 8-10

Sailfest New London 2022
Friday July 8 (3-10pm)
Saturday July 9 (10am-11pm)
Sunday July 10 (8am-5pm)
FREE / ALL AGES

Parade Plaza Main Stage
(Please note this is a new location of the Main Stage)
Saturday July 9 (Noon to 9pm)
12pm US Coast Guard Jazz Band
3:05pm Brian Jai
3:15pm Frank Colmenares
5:30pm Midnight Flyers
6:30pm The Unattended
9:00pm Fireworks Extravaganza Sponsored by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal
Sunday (12-5pm)
11:00am TBA
12:30pm Pirate Invaders (dress like a pirate & defend New London)
2:00pm Undivided
3:00pm Red Light

Hygienic Art Park Stage
79 Bank Street
Saturday (12-11pm)
Latin Stage:
2:00pm DJ Nando
4:30pm Salsa Lessons & dance contest Endicott Dance Academy
6:35pm Bachata band - Bachata Versatil
7:35pm Bachata Presentaion - Endicott Dance Academy
7:45pm Reggaeton Singer Kentrick el Codiciado
8:05pm Grupo Impacto
9pm Fireworks
9:45pm DJ
Sunday (12-4pm)
Shoreline Folk Festival:
Hugh Birdsall 
Amy, Chris & Char of String Theory 
Gilead Road 
Ron Barnes 
The Carolans w/ Tom Lambert & Steve Fagin 
Jake Wysoski 
Ian Frenkel 
Maggie’s Guitar

The Social Bar & Kitchen
208 Bank Street
Friday (8-11pm)
Mystic Dead
Saturday (8-11pm)
Fusion  

33
33 Golden Street
Saturday (9:30pm)
$10 / 21+ 
Horns of Ormus
Fatal Film

City Dock Restaurant
Customs House Pier
Saturday
Davey Blues 4-7pm
Bloomer 7-11pm

Summer Music @ Mystic River Park

Mystic River Park
Cottrell Street
Mystic, CT
Mondays 6 to 8pm

All shows are rain or shine; rain location is the 
Mystic German Club 54 Greenmanville Avenue


Intermission: Alex Hatch (SHS student act)

Intermission: Maggie Welch (SHS student act)


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Mystic River Park
Cottrell Street
Mystic, CT
Tuesdays 7pm

The Noank-Mystic Community Band will host the twenty-fifth annual Summer Sounds concert series on Tuesday evenings at 7pm from June 7 to August 9. Admission is free to the public; please bring blankets or lawn chairs. 
Picnics are welcome! 

6/7 Time and Changes Jazz Orchestra 
6/14 As Time Goes By swing band 
6/21 Thames River Big Band 
6/28 Noank-Mystic Community Band 
7/5 Middletown Symphonic Band 
7/12 Waterford Community Band 
 7/19 U.S. Coast Guard Beacons Jazz Nonet 
 7/26 Old Lyme Town Band 
8/2 Westerly Band 
8/9 Noank-Mystic Community Band 

For Information:
call Barbara at 860-271-3388 

'Downtown Live' Summer Concert Series 2022 @ Hygienic Art Park July-Aug (Thursdays)

79 Bank Street
New London
6 to 9pm Thursday nights
FREE / ALL AGES

The 'Downtown Live!' music concert series kicks off Thursday July 14 and continues into the summer with some of the best in local music!

For more info: 


SCHEDULE:

July 14 - Emma Swift / Dogbite

July 21 - The Silks

July 28 - Twisted Pine / Sweet Mercy! / Kat & Brad

Aug 4 - The Hoolios / The CarLeans

August 11 - Rowan Brothers w/ The Meadows Brothers / Frank Critelli & Muddy Rivers

August 18 - Soulshot / The Hempsteadys

August 25 - Billy Wylder

Norwich 'Rock The Docks' & 'Rockin The Green' Summer Concert Series @ July & Aug (Wednesdays & Fridays)

Rock The Docks:
Howard Brown Park
Norwich
6-8pm

Wed 7/27 The Cartells
Wed 8/3 Wild Nights
Wed 8/10 Melaena


Rockin' The Green: Acoustics
Norwichtown Town Green
East Town Street
Norwich
6-8pm

Summer Concert Series @ Stonington Vineyards July & August (Fridays)

Stonington Vineyards
523 Taugwonk Road
Stonington

 SUMMER 2022 MUSIC LINEUP

Fri July 8- Wooden Horse 
Fri July 15- Big Dawg Issac 
Fri July 29- Azalea Drive 
Fri Aug 5- Luke & Mike 
Fri Aug 12- Sunday Gravy 
Fri Aug 19- 2 Cat Zoo 
Fri Aug 26- Tony Marshall 

Summer Concerts @ Eastern Point Beach (Sundays)

Eastern Point Beach
Groton
6:30pm
Concert Parking starting at 6pm: 
City resident cars free; non resident cars $5

Sunday June 19 F& Blues Band
Sunday July 17 Andre & Eddie
Sunday August 21 Brad Bensko

Live Music Wednesdays @ Velvet Mill

Every Third Wednesday
The Velvet Mill Atrium
(near Beer'd Brewing & Whitecrest Eatery)
22 Bayview Avenue
Stonington Burough
5 to 8pm

Join us every third Wednesday at The Velvet Mill for live, local music from 5-8 pm. Bands will be set up in The Atrium of the mill, near Beer'd Brewing Co. and Whitecrest Eatery. 

3/16 Princess Pine w/ A.J. Wright 
4/20 Ben Freiert 
5/18 Rickie Louise Miller Duo 
6/15 John Fazio Jr. 
1/16 Brian Merritt & Dee Jayne
12/21 Catch the Sparrow

'Eat In The Street' Downtown New London May-Sep

Eat in the Street is a monthly event to take place on the first Thursday of every month starting on May and running through September. 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. Business/restaurants will have drink and food specials to coincide with the themes. 

Thu May 5 - Cinco De Mayo theme
Komoboloko @ Hygienic Art Park (6-9pm)

Thu June 2nd - Golden Ticket / Candy theme
Shokazoba Funkestra  @ Hygienic Art Park (6-9)

Thu Aug 4th – Locally Sourced theme 

Thu Sep 15 - Latin Heritage theme


More info:

Polka Days @ Ocean Beach June 22-25


June 24, 2022 
Pavilion 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Energy 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nu-Tones 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Energy 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Nu-Tones 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Energy 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Nu-Tones 

Ballroom 
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM Polka Country Musicians 
6:40 PM - 7:20 PM Polka Family 
7:20 PM - 8:00 PM Matt's All Stars 
8:00 PM - 8:40 PM Polka Country Musicians 
8:40 PM - 9:20 PM Polka Family 
9:20 PM - 10:00 PM Matt's All Stars 
10:00 PM - 10:50 PM Polka Country Musicians 
10:50 PM - 11:40 PM Polka Family 
11:40 PM - 12:30 AM Matt's All Stars 

June 25, 2022 
Pavilion 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM John Gora & Gorale 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lenny G. & Chicago Push 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM John Gora & Gorale 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Lenny G. & Chicago Push 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM John Gora & Gorale
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Lenny G. & Chicago Push 

Ballroom 
4:00 PM Polka Mass 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM Polka Country Musicians 
6:50 PM - 7:40 PM The Boys 
7:40 PM - 8:30 PM Maestro's Men 
8:30 PM - 9:10 PM Polka Country Musicians 
9:10 PM - 9:50 PM The Boys
9:50 PM - 10:30 PM Maestro's Men 
10:30 PM - 11:10 PM Polka Country Musicians 
11:10 PM - 11:50 PM The Boys 
11:50 PM - 12:30 AM Maestro's Men

'Mystic River Jam' @ Mystic Shipyard Fri June 24 & Sat June 25

Friday June 24 & Saturday June 25
Mystic Shipyard
100 Essex Street, Mystic

Tickets & Info:

Friday 6/24:
Mystic Dead (8-10pm)

Saturday 6/25:
Facebook Event Page
The CarLeans (1-2pm)
The Hoolios (2:15-3:15pm)
Fleet (3:30-4:30pm)
Jabbawaukee (5-6pm)
Glaucoma Suspect (6:30-7:30pm) 
Wooly Mammoth (8-10pm)

Rose Arts Festival @ Downtown Norwich Sat June 25

Saturday June 25, 2022 
Norwich, CT
All day: Chelsea Parade Park 
All night: Downtown
Free Entry

Spend the day with us in Norwich, the Rose of New England! Nearly 14 hours of FREE live music featuring national, regional & local original artists on Chelsea Parade Park by day and Historic Downtown Norwich by night! Experience outdoor concerts on our main stage, take a class in our creative station, shop our food and artisan vendors, take a guided tour of local attractions, run one of our races, experience live performance art. This is a free, family friendly event. 

Schedule:

Chelsea Parade Main Stage
11:00am - Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo (Boston, MA)
12:00pm - Anbassa & The Word Sound Power Movement (Nyack, NY)
1:30pm - Mikaela Davis (Rochester, NY)
3:15pm - The Suffers (Houston, TX)
5:30pm - Dustbowl Revival (Venice, CA)

Strange Brew Pub Stage
7:00pm - FaTE (New Haven, CT)
8:00pm - Canopy (New Haven, CT)
9:30pm - The Mary Jane Jones (Western MA)
11:00pm - Bella's Bartok (Northampton, MA)

 7:00pm - Fleet (New London, CT)
8:00pm - The Penniless Wild (Hartford, CT)
9:30pm - Jake Kulak Band (Hartford, CT)
11:00pm - Julie Rhodes (Boston, MA)

7:00pm - Dear Samson (Hartford, CT) 
7:30pm - Michelle Eileen (Providence, RI)
8:10pm - Mary-Elaine Jenkins (Brooklyn, NY)
 9:00pm - Ali McGuirk (Burlington, VT) 

Epicure Brewing Stage
7:00pm - The Hard Feelings (SE CT)
7:40pm - Kayla Farnham (SE CT)
8:20pm - Nick Bosse (Stonington, CT)

7:40pm - Bauer Brothers
9:00pm - Coltt Winter Lepley (Boston, MA)
9:40pm - Ruby Rae

7:00pm - Pocket Vinyl (Norwich, CT)
8:00pm - Victim Or Victor (Norwich, CT)

7:30pm - Static & Rust

Art Space Stage
7:00pm -  Bill The Will Keys

7:00pm - Uncle Fester

9:00pm - DJ dance party w/ DJ Sangria

'Make Music Day' Throughout SECT Tue June 21


The day long celebration of all things music presented each year around the world on the Summer Solstice returns to New London! 

WHALE TAIL STAGE
(Parade Plaza)
1pm Cultural District Announcements with Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Mayor Passero and more 
1:30 Hugh and Dana 
2:15 Old Possum’s Jazz Band 
3 Guno and Jake 
3:40 James Burke 
4:20 John Fries 
5 Brian Gore & the Tender Fritters 
6 Christopher Listorti and Friends 
7 Slyne and the Family Stoned 
8 New London Drone Orchestra 

UNDER THE GARDE MARQUEE
(325 State Street) 
2-2:45 Mia Mhoor 
2:50-3:20 Ada Florek 
3:25-3:55 Old Possum’s Jazz Band 
4-4:45 A Former Friend 
4:50-5:25 Thor Torgensen 
5:30-6 Barber Shop Quartet 

LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM 
(625 Williams Street)
11-11:30am Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet 
12-12:30pm Hugh and Dana 
1-2:30pm The Scoville Unit 

CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM
(150 Bank Street)
12pm Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet 
1pm Those Guys 
1:45pm Wild Irish Spirit 
2:30pm Byrd StayLow 
3pm New London Community Orchestra Students 
4pm Double the Dial 
5pm Coalition Jazz Band featuring Kirk Edwards 
7pm New London Community Orchestra 

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF NEW LONDON
(63 Huntington Street)
1pm Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet 
2pm Alec Leshy 

RIGHT PATH ORGANIC
(147 Bank Street)
12pm Leigh and Hunter Duo with Amy Leigh 
2pm Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet 
3:30pm Hugh and Dana

'Mitch Fest' @ Hygienic Art Park Sun June 5

Sunday June 5, 2022
Hygienic Art Park
79 Bank Street
New London
2-7pm
$30

Tickets & More info:

'Music In The Meadow' at Conn College Arboretum Fri June 3

270 Mohegan Avenue
New London

This year's lineup features three stellar bands: 

Join us on Friday, June 3, 2022 for a family-friendly concert in the Arboretum's outdoor theater overlooking the pond. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable, family-friendly outdoor concert in the Arboretum outdoor theater overlooking the pond. B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Picnic) or enjoy take out from the Munchies food truck! 

Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at about 6:30 and goes until 9:30. 
Tickets at the gate, cash only: $10 person, $20 family (two adults and kids under 18)

Balkun Bros / Moonripper @ Strange Brew Sat May 21

Saturday May 21
Water Street
Norwich
9pm / $10 / 21+


Country Music Fest @ Tamarack Lodge Sun May 29

Sunday May 29, 2022
21 Ten Rod Road
Voluntown, CT
Doors 12:30pm / Show 1pm

Tickets: $20 

Join us for the 2nd annual COUNTRY MUSIC FEST with:

Music, 30+ Vendors, Food, Full Bar! Bring your lawn chair, or blanket to sit on. We offer window service for food and beverages. No outside food or beverage service allowed. Please no pets. A portion of the vendor fees will be donated to Marra's Menagerie, a small no kill rescue farm in Griswold Connecticut, USA. 

Record Store Day 2022 @ The Telegraph Sat April 23

Saturday April 23, 2022
19 Golden Street
New London
Open at 10am

Record Store Day is back! The annual celebration of vinyl and independent record stores is back to its roots with an April date and we couldn't be happier. Once again, we'll have hundreds of limited edition releases available on a first-come first served basis. We'll be open at 10am and let four shoppers in at a time to make their selections (so get here early). We hope to see you here in Downtown New London on Saturday, April 23 for Telegraph's Record Store Day 2022! Sadly, we won't be hosting live music as we have in the past but we promise we'll get back to it down the line.

Dr. Martino / Big Fang / Cathedral Ceilings (NJ) @ 33 Sat April 2


Saturday April 2, 2022
New London
8pm / $TBA / 21+

Dr. Martino (Windham, CT)

Big Fang (CT)

Cathedral Ceilings (New Jersey)

SKA SHOW: Hub City Stompers / Sgt. Scagnetti / Skappository / Sonorous Rising @ 33 Sat April 9

Saturday April 9, 2022
New London
8pm / $15 / 21+

Hub City Stompers (New Jersey)

Sgt. Scagnetti (New Haven, CT)

Skappository (New York)

Jimkata / Eat Fire Spring @ Strange Brew Sat April 2

Saturday April 2, 2022
86 Water Street
Norwich
Doors 7pm / Music 8pm
$20 door / $15 online presale / 21+

(Indie/Synth/Pop/Rock/Alternative) Jimkata bring their brand of anthemic, synth-washed, electro-rock from Los Angelas with special guests indie alt-rock act Eat Fire Spring! Four years after going on hiatus, Jimkata is back with a renewed sense of purpose and an extraordinary new album. Recorded in Syracuse with producer Jason Randall, Bonfires finds the trio digging deep and stretching their boundaries with bold, intoxicating arrangements fueled by swirling synthesizers and anthemic hooks. The songs here are at once modern and classic, blurring the lines between the organic and the electronic as they reckon with doubt, struggle, and perseverance in a search for truth and meaning. Like much of Jimkata’s catalog, Bonfires delivers transcendence in tight, dancefloor-ready packages, but there’s a sense of freedom at play that pushes the trio’s performances to new emotional heights, a kind of liberation that can only come from learning to let go of expectation and embrace the moment. “I think the time away brought us all more maturity, more patience, an ability to see the bigger picture,” says singer/guitarist Evan Friedell. “We all gained a lot of perspective on life and the value of being in a band together.” Indeed, the heart and soul of Jimkata has always been the enduring bonds between Friedell and his longtime bandmates, guitarist/keyboardist Aaron Gorsch and drummer Packy Lunn. Pals since middle school, the three launched Jimkata in 2005 while attending Ithaca College, where they quickly found an audience for their relentlessly feel-good performances, which grew from local house parties to club, theater, and festival dates on the strength of a series of critically acclaimed albums. Popdose hailed the band’s “bubbly sweetness,” while American Songwriter praised their “organic chemistry,” and Relix raved that the trio’s sound “proves that rock-based music still has a place in the world of four-on-the-floor beats.”


Eat Fire Spring (Greenfield, MA)


Franklin Brothers @ The Social Sat April 2

Saturday April 2, 2022
208 Bank Street, New London
7:30pm / $10

'Prost Bier & Music Hall' Grand Opening Fri March 11

Saturday January 7, 2022
(formerly Altones)
47A Main Street 
Jewett City
7pm / All Ages / FREE

*UPDATE 1/15: Date of show changed to Friday March 11


Casting Shadows (New London, CT)

Continuum (Waterbury, CT)

I have No Eyes (New London, CT)

Lifedown (Putnam, CT)

Okami