3rd Thursday Street Fest
August 16, 2012, 6-9 pm
Historic Downtown Main Street
Looking for something that’s hot and fun? August is known to be hot, but 3rd Thursday on August 16th promises to deliver the heat in the form of great music. Main Street in downtown Willimantic, will feature sounds like you haven’t heard in a long time.
Starting from the Uptown stage and going downtown: The JJ Diamond Band will impress you with blues, country, originals, rock and reggae. They are known for their vocal harmonics. They will be followed by a local Mexican band, Acuario Musical.
On the Uptown Stage, two of our favorites will be performing: The Macha Brothers, with covers of Beatle tunes, followed by The P’Om spinning tunes. This means dancing in the street, full time!
Bank Street will be the place for acoustic music for a change, with a strong emphasis on world music. HannaH*s Field offers a gypsy reggae trio with African Earth beats. She has been voted the best female vocalist in the Hartford Advocate. Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will show off their extraordinary musical talents with elements of classical, swing, Gypsy and Brazilian sounds. Finally, you’re sure to enjoy Ashley Cruz’ cabaret style of songs in Spanish, French and German.
In the Beer and Wine Garden, you’ll find The Modern Riffs, a Connecticut based group of talented young people doing swing, classic rock, jazz and the blues. Then The Mighty Soul Drivers bring us classical Soul sounds of Memphis, blues and R&B.
On the Downtown Stage, next to QVCC, Local Music brings us Indie Rock with The Raven & The Wool, followed by good old rock and roll with Emerge and See.
And there is I-98s Windham Idol. We’re down to the final 4 contestants! Way Downtown you’ll find The Worship Team, from Hebron, CT, delivering Christian Rock.
Remember, you can support this great fun by donating to the 3rd Thursday fund or buy a button at the Info booth or Beer Garden and get a dollar off your drink.
And admission is free. There is plenty of free parking so join us from 6 to 9 p.m. and be cool in the heat.