Trying to squeeze in a few musical performances before your summer is inundated with barbecues and beach vacations? Look no further! We’ve compiled a diverse list of performances you won’t want to miss! And don’t forget to use #LetsGoArts on Instagram for any photos taken at cultural events! We love to see all of you out in the community taking advantage of the arts in Greater Hartford.
- Black-eyed & Blues Music Festival, Bushnell Park
Looking to add a local music festival to your weekend lineup? The 17th Annual Black-eyed Blues & Music Festival is being held on Saturday, June 18th at Bushnell Park from 2PM-11PM! Beer and food provided by Black-eyed Sally’s! For a full musical line-up, visit blackeyedsallys.com/events!
- Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, Wadsworth Atheneum
Buy your tickets now to celebrate Dad in style! Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet (stuffed French Toast, anyone?) to the music of the June Bisantz Trio at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch and your choice of a complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.
- Special Musical Performance: Spanish Sketches and Russian Miniatures, New Britain Museum of Art
In honor of Salvador Dali’s marriage to the passionate Russian woman, Gala,Pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky and Cellist Peter Dzialo are teaming up on the final day of NBMAA featured exhibition, Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dali, to perform a collection of spicy combination of Russian and Spanish compositions. Their presentation includes a collection of colorful Spanish Carnival pieces, serenades and dances and Russian miniatures. The performance will be held on June 26th from 3:30-4:30 PM and is free with museum admission.
- Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
Need something for the kids? Choo Choo Soul is a children’s entertainment act featuring singer Genevieve Goings as a hip-hop train conductor and her partner, Constantine “DC” Abramson, a dancer and beatboxer dressed as a railroad engineer. Together, Genevieve and DC teach children through music all on an animated train. For details, visit bushnell.org.
- Our Town, NBYT at Hole in the Wall Theater
The Teen Company of New Britain Youth Theater is performing Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Hole in the Wall Theater in downtown New Britain June 24th-26th. “Our Town is one of our country’s great plays,” says NBYT Executive Director, Darren Farrington. “It’s been among the most-produced plays by high schools and other teen groups for eight decades for a reason. The play teaches a lesson about slowing down and enjoying the small moments in life that’s probably even more relevant today than it was in 1938.” Visit nbyt.org for tickets!
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