Schedule

Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm First Congregational Church
Guilford native Schulyer Beeman performs Three Bags Full, his new cabaret show, which takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of his life, flipping between jobs of handling animals on stage for the theatre and[...]
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Guilford Town Green
Be the music in this all-ages workshop/class/celebration of rhythm, drumming and improvisation led by Peter Hawes, percussionist/teacher and team-building facilitator. We’ll use voice, body percussion, movement, drums and other instruments to make a joyous, heartfelt[...]
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Arthur Murray Dance Center
Green Light has shifted gears from doing Beatles, Grateful Dead, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift covers, and is now writing and performing original music with the flavor of alt-folk or indie pop. Artist BioThis[...]
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
A performance by the Guilford Town Band, 100 musicians ranging in age from 15 to 80.Artist BioThe Guilford Town Band is directed by Mark Gahm, director of the concert band and wind ensemble at Guilford[...]
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm First Congregational Church
SJQ provides its interpretations of classic and modern jazz, from the Great American Songbook to Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie and Joshua Redman. Artist Bio This four-piece band led by saxophonist Dr. Cyril D’Souza plays a[...]
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Arthur Murray Dance Center
Artist BioWith D.W. Ditty on guitar and vocals, and Kenny Mack on sax, flute and vocals, DittyMack covers tin pan alley, pop standards, blues and almost anything else that grafts to their heads. Look for[...]
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm First Church of Christ, Scientist
The quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major K.465 Dissonance. Artist BioThe Jef Quartet was formed at Yale University in September 2018 as part of The Performance of Chamber Music, an undergraduate[...]
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 @ 4:30 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 @ 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 @ 1:30 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 @ 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 @ 4:15 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,[...]