June is nearly here and so is our summer concert season! Get ready to rock out in the park with our stellar lineup of 2022 bands. First up is Groton favorite The Cartells on June 17th, followed by a different awesome band each Friday through the end of July.
All shows are at Washington Park in the City of Groton, starting at 6:30 pm. We have a wide variety of food trucks for each show as well as media partner Q105 – so come on down and start the weekend off right by rockin’ out in the park!
Check out the full schedule below:
June 17th – The Cartells
The Cartells are back again and ready to bring the party with them. Masters of jazz, swing, rock, Motown and R&B – The Cartells know how to play practically anything and leave the audience smiling. Come on down and enjoy a terrific band.
June 24th – Last Licks
Are you ready to rock? Last Licks is a group of top-notch musicians specializing in 70s rock, playing music by Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Van Halen and much, much more. Governor Ned Lamont named Last Licks Connecticut’s Band of the Year for 2019, so these guys have serious credentials. Last Licks is new to our concert series, so if you want to see the new guys in town, come down to the park for a night of out-and-out rock and roll.
July 1st – Mass-Conn Fusion
Mass-Conn Fusion have played the park many times before and are excited to be making their triumphant return after a year off from our event. The band has an extensive repertoire featuring Motown, R&B, Funk along with hits of the 60’s right up to the present. Mass-Conn Fusion brings the fun every time out. Come on down to the park and prepare to have a great time.
July 8th – Red Light
Voted Best of Northeast 2021 – Best Musician/Musical Group, The Bulletin Readers Choice Award. New to our concert series, Red Light is one of the most popular bands in the area and we are excited to have them play for us. Red Light is a five-piece modern and classic dance party rock, country rock and pop rock cover band that bring energy and musicianship to every show they play. Red Light plays the best party music spanning five decades in a fun, dynamic, high-energy presentation.
July 15th – The Pop Rocks
Did you see them last year at the park? They were so much fun – so much, in fact, that we had to bring them back again this year. Pop Rocks is Connecticut’s Ultimate 80s Experience, playing only the best pop and rock from the 80s! This band is going to knock your socks off and truly know how to entertain a crowd. If you love the 80s these guys (and girl) have it covered, playing the best of Journey, Starship, Heart, Brian Adams, Buggles and much, much more. Come down to the park for a totally awesome time.
July 22nd – American Honey
Are you ready to get your country on? If you are, come on down to Washington Park for a little American Honey. American Honey is a Modern Country Band that isn’t afraid to play a little Rock and Pop from the 90s and beyond. Made up of five friends who found each other through music, American Honey brings experiences from other local bands to create the ultimate modern country cover band. American Honey is always danceable and high energy with lots of chances for you to sing along and be part of the show. Don’t miss these guys – come on down to the park and enjoy the show.
July 29th – Wild Nights
Wild Nights is Southeastern Connecticut’s Newest party rock band. The band plays music spanning across multiple decades – something to make everyone dance and have a blast! With songs by artists ranging from Maroon 5, Dua Lipa, Alanis Morissette, The Weeknd and The B-52s all the way to Guns and Roses there is something for everyone. Come see this “new to the park” act and enjoy a terrific band.
General Concert Information:
This Friday Night summer concert series is held at Washington Park, Meridian Street in Groton. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.
Food is available on site from food trucks and the concession stand. Restrooms are also available.
The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper. The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.
For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.