Monday, June 20, 2016

Welcome Back!




      Music on the River is back! In 2016, we welcome a healthy mix of returning and new artists all chomping at the bit to show off their musical talents here in East Haddam. Our first show on July 11th will feature Livingston Taylor, a sibling of the talented James Taylor! While the two brothers have similar sound, Livingston uses a mix of personal stories, anecdotes and a warm personality to create a musical experience you cant find on a daily basis! Bring the family, pack a picnic, and come enjoy the weekly music this summer! Can't wait to see you all there!  


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Occidental Gypsy

Thank you to the crowd who braved the heat last week for one of our more popular shows this season Red Molly. They put on a great show and we received many, many positive comments - we are glad you enjoyed the show!
This week we welcome Occidental Gypsy to our stage. This will be a fun night for sure. The band, who's style can best be described as jazz, gypsy swing and a little bit of world music is well known around the country for their eclectic mix of music which has brought them accolades from around the world.
As always, we will be doing our best anti-rain dance so we can enjoy this fabulous group down by the river. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy the fine offerings from our biggest supporter, The Gelston House and enjoy another great show - see you there!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Next up - Red Molly

What a great show last Monday night - thanks to all who came out to support our local group Bluesberry Jam. Where else are you going to hear a song about a trip to the transfer station??
This week we welcome recording artists Red Molly to our stage. This is one of their last shows before they go on hiatus so please come out and give them a warm East Haddam/Moodus welcome. Their beautiful Americana style & gorgeous harmonies is guaranteed to make it beautiful night down by the river. We are doing our best "no rain" dance -  please join us Monday night down by the river!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

We Be Jammin'!

Thanks to all who turned out for our first night - a great success and good time. For the second show we welcome back local band Bluesberry Jam! Come out and enjoy jam music cut from the same cloth as The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. This group got rained out last year and still put on a great show at the high school auditorium. We can't wait to hear them down by the river - see you there!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

We are back for 2015!

Welcome to the 2015season of Music on the River! We have another great year lined up. Join us for our first show on July 6, 2015 with Nashville recording artist Charlie Allen. Charlie posses a down to earth sincerity and southern charm that is communicated through his song writing & rich vocals. he delivers a traditional country sound that connects with audiences of all ages.
Join us for our wonderful first show!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Take the bus!

What a great series we've had so far this summer!! And bigger than usual crowds. Please see the exciting announcement from East Haddam Parks & Rec Director, Tiffany Quinn.


We have arranged for a shuttle bus on Monday in anticipation of the larger crowds this week to see the New Riders of the Purple Sage! Please consider parking at Eagle Landing on the Haddam side of the swing bridge and the bus will bring you directly to the Gelston House between 5:30-7 p.m. Return trips will be made as well at the end of the concert. Please do not try to walk across the bridge- this will only slow the traffic down. Thank you to Marie Nichols and Nichols Bus Service for helping us arrange this service for our concert attendees.


So if you don't want to deal with parking for the New Riders of the Purple Sage show on Monday night - take the bus!



Monday, July 28, 2014

Rain, Rain Go Away!

So far it's looking okay for the show to be held outside tonight. As a general rule, the show is moved indoors if there is a 50% chance of rain or bad weather after around 2:00pm. So it can rain this morning  but will need to dry out this afternoon.


Tiffany Quinn will  be discussing MOR on the radio around 9:00am this morning - here is the station information. She'll be interviewed on the Travel with Kal show.


Tonight's show is the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Dixie Land Jazz Band. Bring your dinner or buy some great food from the Gelston House & join us down by the river for a wonderful night of music!