Monday, August 16, 2010

We are on for OUTSIDE !!

3:00pm UPDATE

Thanks for all the great energy - it looks like the bad weather is going north of us - we are ON for the Green! Christine has already called to check in and is very excited to perform tonight for us down on the Goodspeed Green! So pack your dinners & we'll see you at 6:30 for a rockin' great time!!

See you down on the River!!

We are carefully watching every local weather channel, Internet weather site & doing some heavy duty finger crossing. As of 9:46 am we are planning on tonight's show taking place OUTSIDE!! So do your best anti-rain dance & plan on meeting us down on the Goodspeed Green for the final show of the season - Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tonight's show is on - outside!

See you tonight for Red Stone Ridge - the show will be on the Goodspeed Green! Thanks for your continued support - last weeks show was a very mellow, enjoyable time. Here's some photos from the Tom Chapin show!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tonight Down By The River

Join us for Grammy award winning singer song writer Tom Chapin. This show will be enjoyable for the whole family so bring the kids. Parents, we want everyone to enjoy the show but ask that you supervise your kids during the concert. Please don't let your kids play in the trees, by the road, in or near the water or on the dock. We want everyone to be safe so please help us keep your kids safe. We encourage kids to dance and enjoy the music, with their families, within the concert venue area.

And as a reminder, out of respect for all of the concert goers, no projectile objects (balls, frisbees, etc.) and no dogs or animals are allowed

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's Polka Madness!!

Monday's show should be a great one - Maestro's Men. The International Polka Association just awarded them the #1 song of the year "Don't Stop the Music" , #1 CD of the year and #1 Favorite Band- Instrumental. So pray for sun on Monday night & join us for some good old fashioned polka madness down by the river!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pics from Monday's show

A great big shout out to those of you who supported the show & joined us at the high school Monday night. It was definitely a rocking show! Some of you expressed disappointment that we had to move inside and believe me - we were very bummed about that as well. But we start setting up in the early afternoon so if the weather is bad form about noon on - we really have no choice. A lot of work & care goes into setting up the sound by Mike at Ace Audio so the shows sound as amazing as they do and the team over at public works help set up the stage & tent. So... it is always a thoughtful decision to move inside and one not made lightly. That being said - it was still a great show & thanks for your continued support - inside or down by the river!

Monday, July 19, 2010

It may be raining but we still have a show!

Unfortunately we had to move the show tonight to the Nathan Hale Ray High School auditorium. (We actually start setting up the sound & stage around 2:00pm and could not count on good weather.) But don't let that stop you - Great Escape will still be playing & the auditorium will be rocking with that 80's fabulous sound starting at 6:30pm.
So don't change your plans on going to the show - just meet us at the gym!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Plan a Great Escape on Monday!

Our first show was fabulous - thanks to all for showing up & making the evening a special one. Concert #2 will feature Journey tribute band Great Escape. It should be a fun night so grab some dinner or support the Gelston House & buy dinner there. Here's a clip to hold you over until Monday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jonathan was amazing!!

Tiffany Quinn, East Haddam Parks & Rec Director introducing Jonathan & getting a nice shoulder message to boot!

Beautiful night, great crowd & an amazing performer...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Less Than a Week Away!!!

Wow - when we started this blog summer seemed so far away and now our first concert is less than a week away. We have received a great amount of support from some local businesses - please show them some love by supporting them right back!!
Chesthelm Health Care
Bishopsgate Inn
Century 21 Root Agency
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Coyote Blue
East Haddam Community Lions
The Fishwrapper
Adriana's Hair Salon

The Gelsten House has extended it's beer garden seating, the bands are all ready to go. So to show you how great Monday night is going to be - here is another YouTube clip of Jonathan Edwards see you Monday down on the river!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

22 days and Counting!

Wow - it seems like the spring has flown by and now it's almost summer. Only 22 days until our first show and we can't wait. Donations are coming in from all over the area and we thank you for that. Historically, our first corporate sponsor is always Liberty Bank and they once again chipped in; a very big thank you!!

Our first performer is well known in the area. Jonathan Edwards is magical in his musicianship and story telling ability. We are in for a real treat. A quote from the Martha's Vineyard Times says it all "An Edwards performance is an unforgettable roller-coaster ride which combines his remarkable singing, storytelling and wit." He sold out The Kate in Old Saybrook in January so make sure you get to the Goodspeed Green early on July 12th. And if you still don't believe me - check out this You Tube clip and I promise you'll be convinced!

Enjoy your June and we'll see you down by the river in 22 days!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We have our schedule!

The music selection committee has been hard at work listening to CD's, looking up bands on YouTube and myspace and setting up what we think is a very entertaining line up. The committee wants to build on MOR's reputation of being a premier "gig" in Connecticut. The wonderful support from you and the beautiful location help make our concert series a favorite with many entertainers. So - it was hard to narrow it down to 6 acts but here is the list of performers. Over the course of the next several weeks we'll provide detailed information on each band. We are very excited about the line - up and know you'll really enjoy each of these fine performers.

July 12th - Jonathan Edwards - folk performer.
July 19th - Great Escape - a Journey tribute band.
July 26th - Maestro's Men - polka madness!
August 2nd - Tom Chapin - folk & family entertainment.
August 9th - Red Stone Ridge - bluegrass.
August 16th - Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - blues & rock & roll.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is here!!

YEA - that means we are closer to July 12th! We have added a few 'widgets" to the blog to make things a little more interesting. At the bottom of the page you'll see a countdown clock until July 12th - and although 113 days sounds like a long ways away - it will be here in no time! Not that we are wishing our lives away - just excited for our first show. We also added a nifty little site counter at the very bottom of the page - that way we can track how many visitors come read the blog. We plan to showcase business sponsors as well as our bands on this blog - we can tell you how many people visited the site and read all about your sponsorship & your business! We think this will be a great way to thank our business sponsors for their wonderful support.

So enjoy the spring weather - we'll share the band updates once the contracts are signed - mean while enjoy these shots from last year's series.

See you on the green!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Thank you for visiting our blog - the MOR Committee is busy planning the best concert series yet! We'll update the site as we have news to share - in the mean time we are accepting donations to help us with up front expenses like securing the sound (love you Mike at Ace Audio!), put down deposits for the bands, tents and advertising. You support is critical to the success of the series - NO TAX DOLLARS ARE USED TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT. Thanks again for checking us out - stop by often for all the latest news and updates on MOR!