LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR

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

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

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. 

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 Ben Freiert 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 8/25 Nick Bosse 5-7pm

'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:

'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)

'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:

'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:

Polka Days @ Ocean Beach June 22-25


June 22, 2022 
Boardwalk 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Polka Country Musicians

June 23, 2022 
Pavilion 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM The Beat 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dynabrass 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM The Beat 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Dynabrass 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM The Beat 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Dynabrass 

Ballroom 
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM Eddie Forman 
6:40 PM - 7:20 PM The Boys 
7:20 PM - 8:00 PM John Gora & Gorale 
8:00 PM - 8:40 PM Eddie Forman 
8:40 PM - 9:20 PM The Boys 
9:20 PM - 10:00 PM John Gora & Gorale 
10:00 PM - 10:50 PM Eddie Forman 
10:50 PM - 11:40 PM The Boys 
11:40 PM - 12:30 AM John Gora & Gorale 

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

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 7/14 The Jake Kulak Band
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:

'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:
The Troublemakers (6-7:45pm)
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)

Harp & Dragon Stage
 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 - Evie Joy (NYC)
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)

Reliance Health Stage
7:00pm - Will Bartnicki
7:30pm - Static & Rust

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)

'Rock The Docks' Summer Concert Series @ Downtown Norwich July & Aug (Wednesdays)

Howard Brown Park
Norwich
6-8pm
Wed 7/6 F& Blues Band
Wed 7/13 Shaded Soul Band
Wed 7/20 Katie Perkins Band
Wed 7/27 The Cartells
Wed 8/3 Wild Nights
Wed 8/10 Melaena

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

Stonington Vineyards
523 Taugwonk Road
Stonington

 SUMMER 2022 MUSIC LINEUP

Fri July 1- The Fake Experience
Fri July 8- Wooden Horse 
Fri July 15- Big Dawg Issac 
Fri July 22- Ben Freiert & Friends 
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 


Join us for our Summer Concert Series, a seasonal tradition of music, food, and wine. Every Friday evening from 6-9PM in July & August, Stonington Vineyards welcomes the area’s best acts for a relaxing evening of music. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy our spacious lawn. Brick n Basil and Spicy Fusion food trucks will be on site serving up delectable bites, and picnic dinners are welcome. It’s the perfect summer evening! THE MUSIC SERIES IS RAIN OR SHINE.  

Please note some other important details: 
 – $10 per person online, $12 cash at the door. 
– Children are free if under 21, with parent or guardian 
– 25% of all reservation fees will go to relative charity (to be announced) 
– Season pass for all 9 dates available for $80/person (click here) 
– No Wine Tastings are offered during music, but wine is available by the glass or bottle only. 
– Last call is 8:30 PM 
– Tickets are non-refundable. 

Please note: OUTSIDE ALCOHOL (besides Stonington Vineyards’ wine) IS NOT PERMITTED ON PROPERTY. Coolers are subject to check, any outside alcohol will be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the property. Wine is available for purchase and enjoyment by the glass or bottle only during concerts, and wine tastings are unavailable on Friday evenings. As parking is limited, we kindly ask guests to carpool. We kindly ask guests clean up after themselves.

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. 
7/20 Chris Cofoni 
8/17 FrankenPhil 
9/21 Dan Watson 
10/19 The Carleans
1/16 Brian Merritt & Dee Jayne 
12/21 Catch the Sparrow

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.

Balkun Bros / Moonripper @ Strange Brew Sat May 21

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


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


Slyne & the Family Stoned LP Release @ Oasis Sat March 12

Saturday March 12, 2022
16 Bank Street
New London
9pm / $8 / 21+




Fleet / Shagohod / Haunting Titans / Involute @ Prost Bier & Music Hall Fri March 25

Friday March 25, 2022
47A Main Street
Jewett City
7pm / $10 / 21+

Fleet (New London, CT)

Shagohod (Hartford CT / Western Ma)

Haunting Titans (New Haven, CT)

Involute (New Paltz, New York)

The Void Union ft. Dave Hillyard of the Slackers @ 33 Sun March 13

Sunday March 13, 2022
New London
Doors 7pm / Music 8-11pm

Deadlocked Productions & 33 Golden proudly present: 

Boston's The Void Union (featuring local boy made good Riki Rocksteady!) and Dave Hillyard of The Slackers fame are coming to the whaling city to move your feet at 33 Golden Street! "Void Union has a simple mission statement: preserve the Jamaican music of the 1960’s, collaborate with Ska’s originators, and actively recruit guest players from the ensembles that have proven equal to the task of reinventing the genre."  

Friday Night Folk: John Flynn Friday March 18

Friday March 18, 2022
Friday Night Folk
All Souls
19 Jay Street
New London

Tickets:
$17 in advance, $10 for students and active Military with ID
$20 at the door (as available). 
Get your tickets early on EventBrite or Venmo
or reserve a seat by calling All Souls at 860-443-0316 by March 17

With guitar, harmonicas, and passionate perceptive words, John Flynn makes you laugh, makes you feel, makes you care. Expect a blend of warmth and humor, sharp-eyed commentary, brilliant performance, and a wide-open heart. John is known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost, shackled and scarred.https://www.youtube.com/embed/cSemsrA25bw?feature=oembedJhn Flynn singing Circle of Love: Love Freedom Justice Mercy Love

In 2005 Flynn began facilitating an inmate support group at Delaware’s maximum security penitentiary, then took on other prisons. In 2013 he began running groups for those who had been released. These groups provided community and support for ex-offenders and have helped fight recidivism. In 2017, Flynn founded New Beginnings – Next Step, a non-profit dedicated to helping incarcerated and returning citizens successfully transition to freedom, and that work has become the largest part of John’s multi-activity work life.

Deana McCloud of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, writes, “John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes.”

Keeping us all Covid safe: Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours are required. Seating capacity is limited. Sadly, our famous refreshments will not be available.

Doom & Brews IV @ Prost Bier & Music Hall Fri Mar 18 & Sat Mar 19

47A North Main Street
Jewett City
21+ 7pm doors each night

Friday Night March 18: 
Shadow Witch 
Vacant Eyes 
Scuzzy Yeti 
Archdruid 
Ritual Earth 
Buzzard Canyon

Saturday March 19: 
Kings and Liars 
VRSA 
Dust Prophet 
The Crows Eye 
When the Deadbolt Breaks 
Problem with Dragons 
Mollusk 

"Wine Down Wednesdays" Music Series @ Chapter One Mystic

Chapter One Food & Drink
32 West Main Street
Mystic

Music Lineup:

2/2 Dan Watson
2/9 Peter Weremay
2/16 Azalea Drive
2/23 Dan Watson
3/2 Dee Jayne Duo
3/9 Peter Weremay
3/16 Azalea Drive
3/23 Dan Watson

Fatal Film / Dr. Martino @ Oasis Feb 26

Saturday February 26, 2022
16 Bank Street
New London
Music at 9pm / 21+

Fatal Film is back in the saddle after a brief interlude of pandemic proportions. For their coming out party and to add to your power trio bliss, Potter and the boyz will be joined with excellent support from the inimitable Dr. Martino. A show that is surely not to be missed! 






Hopeless Otis / Cryptics / Grip Bite / Land Piranha @ 33 Sat Feb 19

Saturday February 19, 2022
New London
8pm / $10 / 21+


Hopeless Otis (Queens, NY)

The Cryptics (Dover, NH)



Acidhenge / He Was A God / ALIONS (ME) @ 33 Fri Feb 4

Friday February 4, 2022
33 Golden Street
New London
8:30 Doors / 9:30 Music
$10 / 21+

Acidhenge (Colchester, CT)


Alions (Lewiston, ME)

Aversed (MA) / Jeopardy (VT) / Bellower (MA) / Graviton (MA) @ 33 Sat Feb 5

Saturday February 5, 2022
New London
8pm Doors / 9pm Music
$10 / 21+

Aversed (Boston, MA)

Jeopardy (Brattleboro, VT)

Bellower (Western MA)

Graviton (Townsend, MA)

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