'Sounds of Summer' can be heard in Alumni Park

By Frances Taylor - Staff Writer
East Hartford - posted Sat., Jul. 9, 2011
The 'Sounds of Summer' concert series in Alumni Park offers free summer entertainment.  Photos by Frances Taylor.
The 'Sounds of Summer' concert series in Alumni Park offers free summer entertainment. Photos by Frances Taylor.

East Hartford residents brought their lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Alumni Park July 7 to enjoy the second in a series of free weekly “Sounds of Summer” concerts. Musical groups ranging from pop and rock to blues and folk will play throughout the summer every Thursday evening.

The July 7 concert featured the group On Call, with Tony Piacenta and Greg “Ziggy” Zigmont, a guitar duo who played popular songs from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, as well as their own original tunes. The group has become popular at area clubs and festivals, and has appeared at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The concert series is being presented by the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with a range of businesses and organizations that have signed on to sponsor each of the upcoming concert performances. Parks and Recreation Director Roger Moss thanked the sponsors and urged the audience to spread the word about the concert series. “It's going to be a great season, and please make sure all your friends know about it,” he said.

“Sounds of Summer” series sponsors include Shoprite, Corporate Translations, 3D Asset Management, Pratt & Whitney, Capital Studio Architects, Good Olde Tom's, Childplan Inc., Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and others.

Upcoming performances this month include: Memphis Soul Spectacular on July 14, Silverado on July 21, and Slide Ireland on July 28. For more information, visit the East Hartford Cultural Center’s website at www.ehccc.com.


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