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Sunset Sounds Free Concert Series at Butler-McCook
August 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the lively music of the Hartford Steel Symphony on Thursday, August 9th in the Butler-McCook Garden! The Hartford Steel Symphony will be playing a mix of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Classical, Gospel and Jazz, all with an island rhythm. The Sunset Sounds Concert Series takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month, June through September, from 6 to 7:30 pm on the Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace (made possible by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving) at the Amos Bull House. Free tours of the first floor of the Butler-McCook House will be offered at 5:30 pm; donations welcome.
Step inside the Amos Bull House and the Butler-McCook’s Aetna Gallery to view Edith Skiba LaMonica’s Garden Treasures exhibition, which celebrates gardens that are the source of food for both our body and our spirit. Inspired by the light and color of impressionism and the techniques of expressionism, Edith’s flower and still life portraits commemorate the art of nature’s treasures. The exhibition will be open to the public during regular operating hours from August 10th through September 9th. For more information, visit edithskibafineart.com.
All concerts are FREE and open to the community. The event is supported in part by the Hartford Courant Media Group; the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; & the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
The series will conclude on Thursday, September 13th with folk rock quartet Among the Acres. The Hartford-based group fuses an eclectic range of influences into a sound defined by cascading vocal harmonies, intricate string melodies and an insatiable desire for “groove”. The Amos Bull & Butler McCook galleries will feature John Hsu’s Images in Water exhibition, which celebrates water reflection composition.
The Butler-McCook House & Garden and Main Street History Center is located at 396 Main Street, in Hartford. It is open for tours May through December. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; Facebook; or call (860) 247-8996 x 12.