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Downtown Live!

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The Rivergods are happy to be kicking off this Summer’s Downtown Live! concert series in New London on the Waterfront Park at City Pier with a stacked line-up that includes John Speziale and Sweet Mercy!, Balkun Brothers and Blue Eyed Blackbird Thursday, July 18 at Waterfront Park in New London. It should be an amazing night of music!

This series is free and open to all. Start time is 6pm (we go on third around 8pm).
There will be food trucks and a mobile pub. Feel free to bring folding chairs for your comfort (and don’t forget your dancing shoes in case the spirit takes over!).

Downtown Live! will present shows every other Thursday this Summer with future dates on August 1, 15, and 29.

More info here.

Friday Night Folk presents Nancy Parent Friday, May 10

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Singer-songwriter Nancy Parent began performing on stage at the age of six and pursued her passion for singing and acting into college. In 1998, Nancy joined the folk-rock band The Rivergods as a lead singer, guitarist, and pedal steel player. In 2012, she released her solo album Vision of Angels on the Friday Night Folk stage. She performs solo, with her husband Ben, and with The Rivergods indoors and out as the seasons progress.

Parent’s strong soprano voice has been compared to those of Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Her lyrics are enriched by her keen interest in social justice, women’s issues, relationships, spiritual reckoning and her teaching as a social sciences professor at New London’s Mitchell College.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at All Souls UU, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. Tickets are $20 at the door, $17 reserved in advance, and $10 for students and active military with ID. Purchase advance tickets on Event Brite, or call 860-443-0316 and leave a request to be put on the advance price reservations list.

Must be Hog Heaven!

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Don’t miss our debut at Hog River Brewing Company’s ‘Twang Thursdays’ Thursday, Dec. 20! ‘Twang Thursdays’ features the best in southern New England Americana music every Thursday from 7-9pm, with no cover! Food truck on site to round out your delicious beverage consumption. And who knows? Maybe we’ll even throw in a holiday song or two… More info here.

Pass the Guitars – Friday, Nov. 2

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Ben and Nancy will perform as duo for the 5th annual Pass the Guitar event Friday, November 2nd at 7:30pm at All Souls Unity Hall, along with a couple of dozen other southeastern CT musicians, to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. This year’s concert (Pass the Guitars, plural) will feature not one, but two guitars, for an evening of 15 duets and ensemble performances. Admission is $10 at the door, and light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! More info.