Hamden Arts Commission

Summer Concerts

Hamden Arts Commission's 2015 Free Summer Concert Series
Town Center Park at Meadowbrook,
2761 Dixwell Avenue

Please join us for wonderful entertainment. Food will be available at the site. Ample free parking. Events usually start at 7:30 pm with headliners starting at 8:15 pm. For more information, please visit our facebook page, call: (203) 287-2546 or email: mcoleman@hamden.com

Here's a link to the Thriller Flash Mob video from our summer concert on July 25, 2014!

Friday, June 26: Navy Band Northeast Brass Band

Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display, sponsored by Hamden’s Volunteer Firefighters. Navy Band Northeast Brass Band, 7:15 pm. D.J. Bry will entertain before and after concert. In case of inclement weather on the 26th, the band will move to Hamden High School and the fireworks and D.J. will be postponed to the 27th.

Friday, July 10: Doo Wop Show: The Charley Thomas Drifters and the Jay Siegel's Tokens

The Drifters will perform their great hits: Under the Boardwalk, Some Kind of Wonderful, On Broadway, This Magic Moment and Save the Last Dance for Me.

The Tokens will take the stage, singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Tonight I Fell in Love, I Hear Trumpets Blow and Portrait of My Love.

Opening act: The Alpaca Gnomes

Friday, July 17: Taylor Dayne

The American pop singer/songwriter scored a string of hits in the late 80s and early 90s, including Tell It to My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, Prove Your Love, I’ll Always Love You, With Every Beat of My Heart, Naked without You and Beautiful.

Opening act: D.J. Bry will play 80's dance music for an hour prior. You are invited to dance!!

Friday, July 24: Kansas

An American rock band popular since the 1970s, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three platinum albums, one live platinum album and a million-selling single, Dust in the Wind. Other hits include Carry on Wayward Son and Point of Know Return.

Opening act: XYZ Revisited

Friday, July 31: Family Stone

With three original Sly & the Family Stone members Jerry Martini, Rose Stone and Cynthia Robinson, the group will perform an explosive set of classics from the 1960s and 1970s: I Want to Take You Higher, Everyday People, Dance to the Music, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Family Affair and Thank You for Lettin' Me Be Myself Again.

Opening act: Blessing Offor, a former Hamden resident and a singer/songwriter/musician who advanced through several rounds of NBC'S The Voice returns to our stage.

In the event of inclement weather, concerts may move to Hamden High School, if circumstances allow.

For weather information, consult this website or the Hamden Arts Commissions' Facebook Page,

or listen to AM 1220 WQUN or WEBE 108 (107.9 FM),

or contact the Arts Commission at (203) 287-2546 or mcoleman@hamden.com

Hamden Arts Commission | 2901 Dixwell Avenue | Hamden, CT 06518| Tel: (203) 287-2546 | Fax: (203) 407-5891