Music in the Meadow
First 'Music in the Meadow' concert Saturday, June 29, 2013
By the Pond – Under the Stars
The Connecticut College Arboretum's first-ever 'Music in the Meadow' concert featured local roots rock/Americana favorites The Hoolios, Dogbite and singer/songwriter Nancy Parent.
The Hoolios' music showcases the Cajun-tinged roots-rock of singer/songwriter Jim Carpenter. Blending rolling electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, bass and drums, Carpenter's compositions have garnered many national accolades throughout his career. Dogbite's danceable music could be described as folk-abilly: the band's diverse influences range from Django Reinhardt to Eddie Cochran to The Waterboys. Dogbite's lead singer/guitarist Hugh Birdsall grew up at Connecticut College (his father was a professor of history at the College) and played in the popular New London band The Reducers for many years. Singer/songwriter Nancy Parent’s soprano has drawn comparisons to Joan Baez and Emmy Lou Harris. Her first release, Vision of Angels, was released last winter.
Cost: $10 per person
Tickets: in advance at the Arboretum administrative office, room 103, Olin Science Center, Connecticut College (first building north of the main entrance gate house) M-F, 1:00PM - 4:30PM or at the event.
Bring: blankets or beach chairs to sit on; picnic and insect repellent are encouraged
Parking: along Williams Street, or across from the Arboretum in the Bolles House parking lot, or on campus in the Horizon House (Admissions) lot or in south lot
Enter: at the Williams Street entrance to the Arboretum (Native Plant Collection). At the bottom of the Laurel Walk (grassy ramp) turn right and downhill into the outdoor theater.
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320