East Hartford, CT - The Town of East Hartford is excited to invite community members and neighbors to enjoy the Sounds of Summer, a series of free, family-friendly concerts returning to the riverside amphitheater at Great River Park, located at 301 East River Drive. We welcome the community to bring a picnic basket, your friends and family and join us to relax and listen to live music outdoors while overlooking the banks of the Connecticut River and the Hartford skyline. The concert series begins on Thursday, June 23rd with new performers every week through Thursday, August 4th with the exception of June 30th when there will be no be concert scheduled. Concerts are held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Cancellations will be posted on the Town of East Hartford website and the Parks and Recreation Facebook page. We will attempt to reschedule any cancelled concerts. Tentative rain dates are August 11th and August 18th.
2022 Summer Concert Series Schedule
- Thursday, June 23 - Shaded Soul (Vocal and instrumental variety)
- Thursday, June 30 - no concert
- Thursday, July 7 - Soul Sound Revue (9 piece Motown Revue)
- Thursday, July 14 - Sound Pipers (Reggae Fusion)
- Thursday, July 21 – Alvin Carter Project (Jazz)
- Thursday, July 28 - The Score (Classic Party Rock)
- Thursday, August 4 – “East Hartford Night” Cover 2 Cover (High Energy Dance Music)
This year, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series are sponsored by: Mayor Michael Walsh, Pratt & Whitney, and East Hartford Commission on Culture and Fine Arts.
Located at 301 East River Drive, Great River Park is a beautiful and much loved stretch of the East Hartford’s riverside. Stretching along the bend of the Connecticut River adjacent to East River Drive, Great River Park is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy picturesque vistas of the riverside and the city along nearly two miles of paved and lighted Riverwalk. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic tables, fishing access, a 350-seat amphitheater and a unique collection of sculpture art. Pedestrians can easily travel back and forth to Hartford via the Founders Bridge Promenade or the Charter Oak Bridge just steps from the park.
To view the 2022 Summer Concert Series schedule, please visit www.easthartfordct.gov/parks-recreation.