VERNON — The Mayor Dan Champagne Summer Concert Series kicks off its season tonight, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at McCoy Field in Henry Park, 120 South St.
Three Second Rush, the concert band of the Connecticut Army National Guard, will perform pop and patriotic music.
The 102nd Army Band, based at the Vernon Armory on West Street, performs concerts across the state as part of its two weeks of annual training.
All concerts in the series are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Bring a chair, a blanket, and/or your dancing shoes.
In the event of rain, the concert will be delayed to the following Tuesday.
• Aug. 4: Kick, a rock and pop cover band.
• Aug. 11: Shaded Soul, which covers a variety of genres, including Motown, rock, pop, and disco.
• Aug 18: Night Shift, a cover band that performs popular songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon, will present an Americana and Folk Concert on Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m., featuring Bill Walach on mandolin and Hawaiian guitar with Mark Mercier on keyboard.
Tickets are $15. Reserve tickets online or call 860-871-8222 or make a donation at the door.
The Hicks Museum, 42 Tolland Green, will host an outdoor performance featuring Mr. Gym on Friday, July 29.
The museum gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert runs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Bring seating and a picnic supper. The foul weather location is the Arts Center of Tolland, three doors down from the museum.
Chris Keithan, aka “Mr. Gym,” is a certified physical education and health teacher who performs original movement-based music for kids.
• On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Hicks Museum will host a lawn concert featuring Kelsey Kaplan and Kevin Maki.
The duo has been performing together for 11 years, writing their own original music as well as cover a variety of styles from classic rock to pop and country.
For more information, call the Hicks Museum at 860-875-7552.
Mosaics, a concert-planning organization, will present a summer concert series through Saturday, Sept. 17, at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford. The building is accessible to the handicapped.
The featured performer on July 30 will be Talcott Brass, offering standard and contemporary brass music.
All concerts start at 7 p.m. with the exception of the Aug. 28 concert, which begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the door and online.
• The Town of East Hartford hosts Sounds of Summer, a series of free, family-friendly concerts Thursdays at 6 p.m. through Aug. 4 at the riverside amphitheater at Great River Park, 301 East River Drive.
Tonight’s concert features The Score, playing classic party rock.
The Hop River Chamber Music Series final concert has been rescheduled to Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Andover, 359 Jonathan Trumbull Highway.
The series finale features music for string quartet performed by violinists Mary Ellen Briga and Barbara Vaughan, violist Laurel Thurman, and cellist Fran Bard.
Admission is free. Suggested donation is $10.
Proof of vaccination and masking required.
The Somers Cultural Commission summer concert series is held Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 4 at The Gazebo, 19 Battle St.
Tonight’s act is Flamingo, an all-female big band, playing tunes from the ’40s to ’80s.
Rain date is Friday, same time. Updates will be posted on the Somers concert series page on Facebook.
Concerts may also be seen on Facebook at “Somers Concert Series.”
Concerts are free; a free-will offering will be accepted for the nonprofit Somers Cultural Commission. Bring folding chairs and a picnic.
Beller’s Music Summer Concert Series presents New City Road tonight, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Memorial Park, 624-638 Main St., Manchester, on the grounds of Mary Cheney Library.
New City Road is a rock band based in Stafford Springs, playing an eclectic mix of rock from the ’60s through today.
Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner or enjoy takeout from a downtown restaurant.
Paul Serra & Country Gold will play traditional country music Friday, July 29, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the TKB Club, 1 Vernon Ave., Vernon.
Food will be available. There will be a $10 cover charge.
Roomful of Blues, the horn-powered, house-rocking blues band, will perform live at The Stafford Palace Theater in Stafford Springs on Friday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m.
The band’s latest Alligator Records release is “In A Roomful Of Blues.” The Rhode Island-based group has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll selected them as Best Blues Band.
The Stafford Palace Theater is at 75 Main St.
The James Montgomery Band, which has toured with Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, and many others, will perform at the Stafford Springs Blues Fest in Hyde Park on Aug. 6. His latest album, “The James Montgomery Blues Band: A Tribute to Paul Butterfield,” is available on Cleopatra Records.
Montgomery was inducted in 2018 into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame and into the New England Music Hall of Fame in September 2021.
For more information on Montgomery, visit OfficialJamesMontgomery on Facebook or go to: jamesmontgomery.com