3rd annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert
|Saturday, June 24th, 2017 6:00 PM|
Middlesex Community College - Pavilion Deck
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Price: $25; $10 student; free kids < 12
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' "Abbey Road" (1969) in its entirety at the third annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Middlesex Community College.
The second set will feature selections from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967) and "White Album" (1968).
Tickets will be $25 for the general public, $10 for students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Concert tickets will be available at the gate starting at 5pm on Saturday.
This concert will be held outdoors on the Pavilion Deck at Middlesex Community College. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs. There will also be food available from the craft food truck from Hop Häus.
There will also be a reception for alumni of Middlesex Community College. Middlesex alumni can purchase discounted $15 tickets to the event.
In case of rain the event will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6pm inside Chapman Hall.
Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students, with a preference given to students with a desire to work as an intern at Wesleyan University in the field of broadcast communications or multimedia.
The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino (of Stanley Maxwell); vocalists Julie Corbalis, Sarah LeMieux, Samantha Hatch, and Shona Kerr; guitarist Ron LaRosa (of The Future Heavies); Jacob Graham on percussion, Catherine Rousseau on clarinet, Nancy Brown on trumpet, Greg Marshall on keys, Jon Stafford on guitar, Peter Standaart on flute, Dana Saccomano and Sarah McNamara on violin, Mitch Mangan on trombone, Chris Devoe on cello, and Eric Brummitt on French horn.
Acoustic DizzyFish will open the evening by performing Beatles tunes from 6pm to 6:45pm.
9th annual "Wish You Were Here" Benefit Concert
|Friday, July 14th, 2017 9:00 PM|
Maple Tree Cafe
781 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
An "all-star band" will be performing Led Zeppelin´s "Physical Graffiti" (1975) album in its entirety at the ninth annual "Wish You Were Here" concert, to benefit the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The "all-star band" will include drummer Andy Chatfield, bassist Joe Casillo, lead vocalist Sarah LeMieux, backup vocalist Samantha Hatch, guitarists Ron LaRosa and Russ Waesche, keyboard player Greg Marshall, Joe Neckbone on harmonica, and more to be announced.
The "Wish You Were Here" events are benefits for the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made directly to the Main Street Foundation in care of the AJR Nocera Memorial Fund. Any support you can provide this cause will be greatly appreciated.