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The Meeting House Tour

Saturday, September 27, 7pm Chester, CT. In an effort to highlight New England historic and architecturally significant gathering spaces that simultaneously offer acoustically wonderful musical venues, a group of local musicians that share a mutual respect for such things, have organized a series of musical events titled "The Meeting House Tour", to take place in thoughtfully selected properties in the region. The first concert will take place at the 1795 Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street in Chester, CT on September 27th at 7:00pm. The Chester Meeting House, listed in the National Register for Historic Sites, includes in its interior a gorgeous stage and a horseshoe-shaped balcony installed in 1876 which secured its role as part of the "musical renaissance" of the Lower Connecticut Valley with Goodspeed Opera House, music schools and conservatories. It is one of a very few buildings in New England which have been in continual use for over 200 years. The originators of the The Meeting House Tour concept believe that bringing a variety of regional talent into these special places to perform original and traditional music will be effective in ensuring that they will continue to be used by the community to congregate and to enjoy an evening of live music. The shows, which will be spread out across New England, will feature established performers as well as up-and-coming acts, focusing on original music in the folk and roots music genres. Each show will feature three bands or solo artists, with at least one band being from the immediate area of the venue. The bands performing on September 27th include. Hartford-based Alt/Folk band Wise Old Moon; singer-songwriter Jake Klar, who hails from Northhampton, MA; and sibling Americana/Folk duo The Meadows Brothers, who call the town of Chester home. September 27, 2014 7pm Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street in Chester, CT 06412 Purchase Tickets at the Door $10

CT Folk Fest

Saturday, September 6, join us and many other outstanding artists from around the region. The CT Folk Festival and Green Expo is a full-day celebration held each year in New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park on the Saturday following Labor Day. This year’s event will take place on September 6th — with music from across the region, delicious food and unique vendors, as well as fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids area. http://ctfolk.com/events/festival

Nilsson Spring Street Studio, Chester CT

Thursday August 21 starting at 7pm, please join us at one of our favorite places to play. If you come, you'll see why. We'll be sharing the stage with Eric Lichter and James Maple. You shouldn't miss this one if at all possible.

Coming Up - Great Shows!!

What a week! Tuesday Aug. 5, The Outer Space in Hamden at 7pm (Honky Tonk Tuesday). Thursday Aug. 7, Podunk Bluegrass Festival with lots of amazing artists. Sunday Aug. 10, The Lilypad in Cambridge, MA. with Ian Fitzgerald and Eric Lichter, starts at 9pm.This is a crazy good week!

Artists For World Peace

Dirtfloor Recording Studio is hosting a music festival on July 20 to benefit the Connecticut-based nonprofit organization Artists for World Peace at The Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester. The festival will run from 4-9 p.m. and will feature both indoor and outdoor stages, fine food, crafts, and great works of art. Performers will include Kerri Powers, Ian Fitzgerald, Eric Lichter, Civil Warblers, Hanna Fair, Meadows Brothers, Dan Blakeslee, Silverteeth, Wise Old Moon, Heather Fay, James Maple, and The Grays. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children under 12, and can be purchased at the Meeting House on the day of the festival. Artist for World Peace links communities of artists with communities in need. For more information about Artist for World Peace visit: www.artistsforworldpeace.org

Music in the Meadow

Friday June 20, presented by the Connecticut College Arboretum, in conjunction with WCNI, "Music in the Meadow II”\" will be held Friday, June 20, in the Arboretum meadow by the pond. This year’s concert boasts another stellar line-up of original bands from the region: The Meadows Brothers, The 3-Pack and The Rivergods. The ever-popular Munchies food truck will also be on hand. The rain date for the concert is Sunday, June 22.

Homework Club Benefit

Friday June 13th please join us for the 7th annual Homework Club Benefit Concert. The Meadows Brothers perform at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Old Saybrook. All proceeds are donated to this worthwhile cause which benefits underprivileged children in our area. If we raise $1500.00 a $500.00 match will be provided by the ELCA. This has always been a special evening of fine music benefiting a worth cause. Tell your friends and neighbors!

Roots on the River

June 5-8 we'll be in Bellow's Falls, VT for this years edition of Roots on the River, hosted by James McMurtry. What a line-up!! This is a premier music festival that should not be missed!! Fro info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Festivals-Live-Music-in-and-near-Bellows-Falls-VT/110768832281016

Your Roots are Showing

June 1 starting at 2pm at Manchester 65 in West Warwick, RI with Thayer Cabin, Wise Old Moon, The Whiskey Boys, Courage And The Bear, and Lizzie James And The Greystone Rail. For info: http://www.manchester65.com/event/526985-your-roots-are-showing-thayer-west-warwick

Coventry Calling

Saturday May 31st, join us at Coventry Calling Music Festival along with Hannah Fair, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Les Racquet, John Mayock and the Homesteaders, Alice Zawadzki, Bhrigu Sahni Featuring Jorn, and Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda. Info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coventry-Calling/358897570894422

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