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2014 Bethel Summer Concert Schedule Released

Sunday summer concerts are free and open to the public.

The Kerry Boys will play Irish/Celtic music Aug. 3 at the Bethel Summer Concert (Courtesy: The Kerry Boys)
The Kerry Boys will play Irish/Celtic music Aug. 3 at the Bethel Summer Concert (Courtesy: The Kerry Boys)
From Bethel's town website

Concerts are Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo on the Municipal Center Lawn. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Municipal Center. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Presented with support from generous donations of businesses, organizations, and individuals. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014: 
J & B Band: Led by Billy Michael, Bethel’s current P.T.Barnum, this group presents an eclectic range of instrumentals and vocals woven together with local history. Pure entertainment from delightful beginning to fun-filled end! Sponsored by Belardinelli Tire Company, Smitty’s Auto Body, and Attorney Daniel W. O’Grady. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014: 
The Angry O’Haras: Originally The Soggy Basement Boys, these performers put their own spin on old and new selections. All four members play instruments and sing, providing three and four part harmony throughout their program. Sponsored by Selectman Paul Szatkowski and Caraluzzi’s Markets. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014: 
Highway Robbery: Enjoy the enthusiasm of this band as they perform music from the 1960’s to 1970’s. This four-piece combo skillfully generates the upbeat rhythms and rousing vocals of this era. Tap your toes for the whole evening. Sponsored by First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker and the Savings Bank of Danbury. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014:
The Kerry Boys: A favorite at the Gazebo, Pierce Campbell, Paul Neri, and Tony Pasqualoni combine to deliver Irish/Celtic music with a talented flair. Close harmonies, exhilarating rhythms, and infectious enthusiasm will have the audience participating throughout the performance. Sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank, Selectman Richard Straiton, Heitcamp, Inc. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014: 
Hollister Thompson Band: New to the Gazebo, these four performers present something for everybody! They specialize in unusual and entertaining renditions of such favorites as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” “Ring of Fire,” and “Stuck Like Glue.” Welcome them and enjoy their program of neo-classic, pop, country, and rock selections. Sponsored by State Senator Michael McLachlan and Claudia and Bob Kozlowski. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014: 
Nashville Drive: Billed as the Top 40 Modern Country Band, Nashville Drive is also new to the Gazebo this year. Among their major influences are Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jason Aklean, and Toby Keith. This high energy group formed in 2009 and has been entertaining in the area ever since. Sponsored by State Representative Dan Carter and Union Savings Bank. 
Sunday, August 24, 2014: Hot Cat Jazz Band: A topnotch jazz group, Hot Cat Jazz Band features talented musicians playing favorites from the 1920’s to the present. Swing selections, Big Band Hits and New Orleans Dixieland are presented in their repertoire. Especially enjoy their version of “Bill Bailey” and “Take the A Train.” Sponsored by Vanderbilt Chemical Corporation and The Bethel Republican Town Committee 

Sunday, August 31, 2014:
The EduKated Fleas: Another group new to the Gazebo, The EduKated Fleas presents the ukulele at its best. Billed as “Big Hits on Small Instruments,” Wendy Matthews on the soprano ukulele and Greg Doyle on the baritone ukulele sing and accompany themselves on these remarkable instruments. Sponsored by Boylan Chiropractic and Friends of Seniors.
Rob W June 12, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Great lineup! Can't we keep this going all year?

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