Schedule

Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Steve will perform jazz standards and popular music, accompanied by vocalist Caroline Shelton and bass player Mark Rabuffo.Artist BioGuitarist Steve Shelton performs solo and in regional groups such as The Muddy Rudders, The Racket Downstairs,[...]
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Wheel Life Theatre performs That’s Just Me, in which actors who ambulate via crutches or wheelchairs create real-life situations and riff on them, improv-style.Artist BioKeely Baisden Knudsen, artistic director of Legacy Theatre, created Wheel Life[...]
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Arthur Murray Dance Center
Youth XL has a fresh and unconventional garage-pop sound and a quirky, engaging stage presence in which the line between music and comedy is never wholly clear.Artist BioYouth XL is a kooky, garage-pop band from[...]
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm First Church of Christ, Scientist
The West Haven Consort will present The New Music of the 1600s, featuring works by Monteverdi, Huygens, Caccini and d’India, sung and performed on period instruments.Artist BioTenor and musical director Thomas Heilman, a specialist in[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in round one of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience crowning[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm First Congregational Church
A combination of original new works for oboe and saxophone, and arrangements of compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc, Musgrave and others. Artist Bio Oboist Teodora Pejasinovic Proud, from Serbia, and saxophonist Joseph Proud, from Connecticut,[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Arthur Murray Dance Center
Driving Route 9 plays original music grounded in Americana and Irish traditions, and puts on a high-energy show with plenty of Celtic-style audience participation.Artist BioBased in New England and inspired by Ireland, Driving Route 9[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Guilford Town Green
Tonight’s concert features an array of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia and other Eastern European locales. If you feel the urge to dance, you will be honoring, not insulting, the musicians.Artist BioThe[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in the second round of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm First Congregational Church
Songs From the Time of Hamilton will present music from the period of the American Revolution, interspersed with talks and a Q&A about the history of the composers and music. The repertoire will be familiar[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bittersweet Barn
A cherished “hometown” band in these parts, The Guilford Ramblers perform a lively program of folk and bluegrass music.Artist BioLed by acclaimed Guilford musician Phil Rosenthal, a former Connecticut State Troubadour and lead singer in[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Guilford High School
The internationally acclaimed dance company will present Come to Your Senses, a sensuous, multisensory experience featuring live performance and transmedia digital creations. View or download Come to Your Senses playbill.Artist BioPilobolus is among the world’s[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Christ Episcopal Church
* Note: This show is intended for mature audiences. Some content is not appropriate for children under 16.Susan will hold a staged reading of her full play Guenevere, which she completed with the support of[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Guilford Town Green
Original music is alive and well on the Shoreline and throughout New England, thanks to The John Spignesi Band. Blurring the lines of soul, rock and funk, JSB’s skilled musicians play “music for your soul,”[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Arthur Murray Dance Center
Like a roller skate in a tumble dryer, The Racket Downstairs performs offbeat original rock songs and neglected covers. Wear purple!Artist BioThe Racket Downstairs is an indie rock band that defies description, playing original music[...]
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Guilford Free Library
One of the Shoreline’s longest standing ensembles presents a family-friendly concert of lively folk and bluegrass tunes. Artist Bio A bluegrass band from the Connecticut shoreline that’s performed around the Northeast since 1996, ShoreGrass is[...]
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Guilford Town Green
Butter Jones will perform all-original music, reflecting the talents of the band’s three poet-songwriters and influences ranging from indie rock to alt-country and Americana—set in a jam-band context.Artist BioCombining indie rock, Americana, alt-country and a[...]
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Guilford Free Library
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Paradis presents songs of love, family and hope. Smooth vocals, heartfelt melodies and poetic lyrics will draw you in to the emotional highs and lows of life’s journey. Artist Bio The contemporary folk[...]
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hyland House Museum
Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk presents a theatrical and highly interactive performance of classic and original Faerie tales featuring varied voices, characterization and period garb.Artist BioJonathan Kruk grew up on tall tales and daydreams. He acted[...]
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Christ Episcopal Church
The quartet will perform a selection of works, from light and fun to intricate, pensive and intense, drawing from classical, jazz, contemporary and movie music. Artist BioThe Argyle Sax Quartet performs a repertoire that spans genres[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm First Congregational Church
A contemporary pop musical created by high-school and middle-school actors, singers and musicians, Just One Sip is a coming-of-age-story with humor, romance and drama, set in a local coffee shop.Artist BioWriters Gaby Onorati and Carlin[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Hyland House Museum
Les Tordus will perform and teach traditional music from Québec, Appalachia and Scandinavia. Learn the history, rhythms, music and instrumentation of this old-time dance music—and the toe-tapping reasons for its resurgence in popularity today.Artist BioLes[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Guilford Town Green
NBYT will perform a short Cinderella story, Estrellita de Oro, followed by acting games in which performers and the audience interact to explore the characters just seen on stage. Based on a Mexican folktale, Estrellita[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Three dance companies—Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Shoreline Ballet and Starship Dance—combine to present a showcase of each company’s latest repertoire. Artist Bios Eastern Connecticut Ballet (ECB) has been one of Connecticut’s premier dance schools since 1992.[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Tommy and Bobo promise a rocking good time for all ages, with a wide-ranging selection of country, folk, rock, rockabilly and R&B songs—old favorites and new delights.Artist BioGuitarist Tommy Cosmo and bassist Bobo Lavorgna play[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Guilford High School
The Coast Guard band will play a broad spectrum of music, from wind ensemble classics to swinging jazz, highlighted by a side-by-side performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sea Songs, and Bigelow and Swearingen’s Our Director[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Hyland House Museum
The Skunks will play a set of old-time tunes drawn from both American and immigrant culture. Got an old fiddle or guitar in your closet? Dust it off and join the fun. Artist Bio The[...]
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm First Congregational Church
77 U-Turn is a fully staged theater piece that uses poetic storytelling and song to reflect on coming home, parenting, love, loss, confusion and what happens when we turn around and look back before moving[...]
Sep 29 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Hyland House Museum
With probably half of the fiddlers in the Western Hemisphere already present at the Hyland House for the Skunk Misery Ramblers’ performance, rosin up your bow, grab your guitar, your horn, your whatever and join[...]
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Guilford Town Green
Blues-infused Americana duo Living With Robots (Sandy Connelly and Ted Ervin) will perform family-friendly and deep cover-track songs, connecting to the audience with humor and energy. Sandy and Ted are busy local musicians and teachers,[...]