Hartford, CT – Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy music in the lovely setting of the Butler-McCook historic garden on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm! The Sunset Sounds Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 13th with The Mighty Soul Drivers. This talented group brings the classic Soul sounds of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, combined with contemporary tunes written in classic style, to the roadhouses, dance halls and now gardens of New England.
Tour the Butler-McCook and Amos Bull Houses and experience a Pop-UP Art Show, presented in collaboration with Artists Supporting Artists. An audience-chosen selection of the work will hang in the Aetna Gallery for the month after the show! Artists Supporting Artists is a family of artists working together to connect the entire community to the arts, and highlight the power creativity has to build a thriving local economy. Learn more at www.artistssupportingartists.net.
The series will conclude on September 10th with Jazz by Richard McGhee & The Rahstet. This Hartford-based sextet is led by saxophonist Richard McGhee III and vocalist Margeaux Hayes who liven up the summer with their hot jazz drenched in blues. Maurice Robertson, a longtime promoter of local jazz and host of “Accent on Jazz” on WWUH-FM (91.3) since 1976, will give a special presentation of his musically inspired photography and experience in the Hartford Jazz scene.
The Sunset Sounds Concert Series is funded with support by: the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; the Greater Hartford Arts Council; the Hartford Courant; and the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
The Amos Bull House is located at 59 South Prospect Street, in Hartford, and is adjacent to the Butler-McCook House & Garden and Main Street History Center located at: 396 Main Street, in Hartford. The Butler-McCok House & Garden is open for tours May through December. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; www.facebook.com/pages/Butler-Mc-Cook-House-Garden; or call (860) 522-1806 or (860) 247-8996 ext. 14.
About Connecticut Landmarks
Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.