IMAGINE Mainstreet began its First Thursday Happenings in June of 2012. An ever-growing number of artists, artisans and musicians have participated in the First Thursday Imagine Mainstreet Happenings drawing hundreds of visitors to the Downtown area. The collaborative spirit and vision of these events has increased the vitality of the downtown and the cultural vibrancy of the area. These events have often been street wide festivals including art vendors, horse drawn carriages, music, zumba demonstrations, dance performances, street performers, ceramic demonstrations and sales, garden displays, poetry readings and magician performances , a pub crawl, wine tasting, restaurant specials . The collaborative efforts of the events have inspired many new projects.
An event to showcase the talented females of our community. It is a musical festival of 14 Bands, 25+ Artists and Vendors, Burlseque, Dance and Performance Art. Truly more Lollapalooza/Banaroo than Lilith Fair...it is a night the ladies take center stage! The bands range from Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, Americana, to Electro Pop...The Artists from the tame to the wild. You can dance, sing, network, eat, drink and shop all under one roof! Everything made by local artists and vendors who are making a noise in scenes outside of CT. The ladies of SWAN have been evolving and have the credentials of not only being the very best our state has to offer but also as being strong competition in their fields throughout the rest of the globe. Come see them while they are under one roof and the tickets are affordable! Only $20 online and $25 at the door for over 7 hours of fun, 14 bands, beautiful burlesque beauties, HardCore Cupcakes., shopping, networking, laughs, dancing, food, drinks...and a partridge in a pear tree!!! Check out the music of SWAN DAY CT 2015 at http://www.reverbnation.com/swandayct ALL AGES BEFORE 10 PM 18+ AFTER FOR BURLESQUE FB page http://www.facebook.com/swandayct
This will be a lovely show in the new(isn) Stony Creek Museum for the Branford Musical Arts Society. A nice, intimate setting to connect with us.
Sounds Like: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom), Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman
Label: Momma's Got It Music
Manager: Best Lucky Dragon Mgt.
Bio: Connecticut Music Award Winner: Best Jazz, 2014.
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arts educator, Sarah LeMieux blends a lifetime of musical influences and experiences into a singular style that's a melting pot of jazz, european folk, R&B and early music.
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“Sarah LeMieux – New Haven’s Sarah LeMieux deftly combines elements of jazz, blues and experimental folk to create an immensely unique sound. Seething with the sounds of smoky rooms and speakeasies of days long gone, LeMieux’s sound is a renaissance of the days when the blues and jazz were still kissing cousins.”