It’s summer concert season in Litchfield and you can enjoy 10 free performances from now into September – and those are just the ones we know about!
The music starts June 21 with a double bill of sorts – a lunchtime show at the new Litchfield Land Trust HQ, and the first concert in the Litchfield Park & Rec Wednesday evening series on the Green.
The summer fun wraps up with the CT Grateful Dead All Stars Band at Litchfield Community Center Sept. 8.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Join Litchfield Park & Rec to kick off the summer concerts with a local favorite, Potter’s Field, on Wednesday, June 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., and come back every week through July 26 for a show.
June 28, Steve Dunn Band (POSTPONED TO AUG. 2)
July 5, West Side Groove
July 12, The Jerry Gerst Trio
July 19, Cover to Cover
July 26, Wires & Wood
Bring lawn chairs and a blanket and stay tuned for each concert’s featured business and grab-and-go dining specials to enjoy during the show.
For the June 21 performance, order dinner ahead from DiFranco’s Restaurant with 20% off takeout orders (Wed. 6/21) by calling 860-361-6861.
Watch the Park & Rec Facebook page for weekly business/dining specials accompanying each concert:
Please note the rules for enjoyment of the Green by all: No alcohol or cannabis; no frisbees or balls; no dogs; no open flames, and no climbing on trees or poles, per Borough of Litchfield rules. In addition to the parking on West Street, guests may park in municipal parking lots behind stores on West Street or in the town hall parking lot diagonally across from the Green.
Litchfield Land Trust Summer Solstice Station Porch Concert
The Station at 28 Russell St. is the new home of the Litchfield Land Trust, which is presenting a Summer Solstice Station Porch Concert at noon on June 21 featuring local musicians celebrating the long summer days and the conservation work of the Litchfield Land Trust.
The event is part of Make Music NWCT, a free region-wide celebration of music open to the public. Watch the land trust’s Facebook page for any updates.
Litchfield Community Center Summer Concert Series
The Litchfield Community Center is featuring the live music of Dim Lights Thick Smoke on June 30 as part of its Summer Concert Series. The concert is free, though donations are welcome.
Grounds open at 6 for the BYOB & lawn Chairs event and the music starts at 7. Guests can enjoy a fresh wood fire pizza from Bill’s Mobile Pizza, and if it rains the performance will be moved inside. Those planning to attend are asked to pre-register online.
The other remaining free shows are:
Ivan Polyanskiy Jazz Quintet, Aug. 11
CT Grateful Dead All Stars Band, Sept. 8