Stafford Arts Commission events

Stafford - posted Feb, 06 2014

STAFFORD - The following are the Stafford Arts Commission events for February: On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Stafford Arts Commission will sponsor the sixth dance of the Third Saturday Barn Dance Series. This month’s dance features Tod Whittemore, a veteran caller, who is best known for his yodeling style; Julie Metcalf, on fiddle; and Larry Ungar, on guitar. Country Dance is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. Admission is $8. All dances feature live music and start at 7:30 p.m., in historic Memorial Hall located at 275 Orcuttville Road, Stafford Springs. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Rich Sbardella at 860-684-3466 or email On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Stafford Arts Commission will welcome Glenn Roth and Kristen Graves to its next Coffee House Series concert. At 7 p.m., Glenn Roth will take the stage to entertain the audience with his finger-style acoustic guitar style. Roth will make his guitar sing, with exquisite arrangements of well-known classics as well as his own highly original instrumental compositions. His expansive playlist includes instrumental finger-style arrangements of pop classics, classical, jazz, standards, and originals, all played with his unique, virtuosic touch. At 8 p.m., Kristen Graves will be on stage. Graves is a singer/songwriter and activist from Fairfield, serving as the current Connecticut state troubadour. Her most notable performances have been with David Amran and Pete Seeger. The Coffee House Series is held at the Ben Muzio Town Hall, 221 East St., Stafford Springs. Admission is free; donations of food items are encouraged for and will be donated to our local food bank.

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