Summer has unofficially started and with it comes free concerts offered by local towns.
The lineups for each concert series are listed below. For the first time, Meriden will host a summer concert series at the new Meriden Green amphitheater, as well as a special concert featuring Hilton Valentine, formerly of the Animals.
Meriden Twilight Summer Music Series
Meriden Green amphitheater, Fridays at 7 p.m.
June 16, #9; June 23, Whiskey, Wine and Coke; June 30, Middletown Symphony Band; July 7, Crossroads; July 14, Inner Groove; July 21, Johnny I Band; July 28, Train Wreck Society; Aug. 4, Roxy Perry; Aug. 11, Dan Stevens and Clayton Allen; Aug. 18, Marissa and Kids; Aug. 25, Bridgeport Johnny.
Special concert: Rockin’ the Green for CT Fisher House.
Meriden Green amphitheater, Saturday, July 22, noon to 9 p.m. Bands: Down The Hatch, Erick Northrop, Mike Cappiello, ArleneWow, 80 Pruf, Live Rust, Crossroads and Tom (The Suit) Forst. Hilton Valentine from the Animals is headlining.
Wallingford Twilight Tunes
Wallingford Parade Grounds (Town Hall), Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
July 5, Mighty Soul Drivers; July 12, Cover 2 Cover; July 19, Southern Voice; Aug. 2, 102nd Army Band; Aug. 9, Simply Diamond; Aug. 16, RiverMud.
Southington Music on the Green
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on the Town Green.
June 7, The Marty Q Band; June 14, King Kountry; June 21, Jimmy Mazz; June 28, Rock This Town; July 5, The Eddie Forman Orchestra; July 12, River of Dreams; July 19, The Diamond Collection; July 26, I’Liguri; Aug. 2, BootLeg Ban; Aug. 9, Pocket Full of Soul; Aug. 16, The Kyle Niles Band; Aug. 23, Darik and the Funbags; Aug. 30, Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band; Sept. 6, Soul Sound Revue.
Cheshire Summer Concert Series
Bartlem Park, Fridays at 7 p.m.
July 21, Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute band; July 28, Green River, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute show; Aug. 4, Badlands, the music of Bruce Springsteen; Aug. 11, Classic Stones Live, a Rolling Stones tribute show.
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