Schedule

Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
6:15 pm
Join us under the tent as we officially open the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival with an exclusive celebration for festival patrons and guests. DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019TIME: 6:15 pmPLACE: Historic Guilford Green The[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The Afro Bop Alliance Sextet, a subset of the Latin Grammy-winning Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, will play an evening of Latin-inflected jazz music, riding Afro-Cuban rhythms, a driving horn section and the exquisite drumming[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Derek Grippo Project performs classic songs in a jazz and bebop style. Vocalist Derek Grippo, accompanied by locally known guitarist Gary Grippo, will perform songs such as Route 66, Georgia On My Mind and[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm
The group will perform Bad Children, an entertaining and eclectic collection of music that uses original librettos by adults and children, and celebrated poetry, to explore the dark meanings behind some of the most popular[...]
Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Suzanne’s solo performance on voice and guitar will showcase her original songs along with the music of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.Artist BioWith a capacity for writing as well as covering great songs,[...]
The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
This Massachusetts-based acoustic trio has a lively, original sound wrought from diverse musical influences ranging from Americana roots, singer-songwriter and folk to rock, blues and classical. Flat-picking guitar, expressive violin and stand-up bass combine for[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Seat of Our Pants (SOOP) plays a distinctive brand of American roots music featuring rock-influenced songwriting, intricate harmonies and unique instrumentation that includes mountain dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, and the percussion box known[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
An instrumental band, Submarine plays original and cover songs, moving seamlessly among progressive rock, classic rock, funk and jazz.Artist BioSubmarine is a four-piece instrumental rock band whose sound has been compared to a mix of[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Joe will play music from his large catalog of original songs, informed by his diverse influences in folk, country, blues, cajun, rock and other music.Artist BioSongwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has worked the streets of[...]
Bittersweet Barn
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the second-line brass band tradition, Dingonek has created a funky, high-energy party music all its own by absorbing and reworking elements of Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, punk rock,[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Noah Baerman and Friends, a six-piece ensemble featuring piano, trumpet, alto saxophone, euphonium, bass and drums, will debut an extended jazz composition commissioned in part by the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The piece, called Cliff[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9:00 pm
Members of Madison Lyric Stage’s Young Artist program will perform selections from the company’s upcoming production of the opera Hansel and Gretel and other pieces from opera and musical theater.Artist BioMadison Lyric Stage is a[...]
Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Come enjoy a workshop with members of the Guilford Town Band, then be part of an afternoon performance! The workshop will be geared to instrumental musicians of all ages and abilities. Novices welcome!Artist BioThe Guilford[...]
Guilford Community Center, Guilford Room
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Family members Sam, Kat and Bill Wallace perform original acoustic music on voice, fiddle and guitar, drawing from country, folk, Celtic, folk-rock and other traditions. Tight sibling harmonies deliver lyrics exploring the turmoil of modern[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
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[...]
First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
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[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
A performance by the Guilford Town Band, featuring members of the band and participants from the Community Band Workshop held earlier in the day. You must be a member of the band or have attended[...]
Guilford Community Center
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
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[...]
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
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[...]
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
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,”[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
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[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
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 with the Guilford High School Wind[...]
Guilford High School
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
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,[...]
Guilford Town Green