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Keeney Koolers Summer Concert Series
Ticket Price: Free

FREE KEENEY KOOLER CONCERTS IN JULY

 

Wethersfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the performers for their free concert series in July.

The concerts will be on Tuesdays July 9, 16 and 23 at 6:30 pm on the front lawn of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield. Bring your lawn chair, your family, your friends and your favorite snacks and enjoy some great music. There is free parking. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held indoors in Keeney Hall.

July 9: The band Number 9, a Beatles tribute band, will perform music from that iconic band, including some tunes not often heard in performance.  This group has accumulated a repertoire of over 100 Beatles songs and is now performing all over the state. They cover a wide range of Beatles music from the exciting early years to the beautifully crafted and seasoned material of the later years.

July 16: The Jolly Beggars bring with them the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling. They will present their rich harmonies and expertise on guitar, mandolin, tin whistles, mandola, banjo, bass, spoons and more, interspersed with traditional stories from Irish folklore. During this performance Wethersfield Historical Society will hold the opening of our newest exhibition Connecticut State Prison Open Storage, a collaborative community exhibition that will explore the tenure of the prison while in Wethersfield 1827-1963.

July 23: The Tirebiter Band, an all-time favorite returns to our stage. Celebrating its 40th year with the same incredible energy and humor, they will present a varied repertoire from Swing Era to classic Rock ‘n Roll. The Hartford Advocate Readers’ Poll recently awarded Tirebiter the designation “Best Band” and the Hartford Magazine Poll awarded the “Best Band” accolade for several years running.

            The Wethersfield Museum inside the Keeney Memorial will be open during the performances. The Keeney Koolers are generously supported in part by a grant from the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.