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Details on the 2009 Concerts on the Green

Details on the 2009 Concerts on the Green
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to the summer concert series sponsored by Windsor Businesses. Concerts are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm 9:00 pm on the Windsor Town Green and are free to the public. For more information call 688-5165

Come out for dinner and a show - dinner at one of our local Windsor restaurants and a concert on the green!

Summer Concerts are a 'stampable' page in your Passport to Summer Fun! You have till August 31st to finish your Passport!

Date Time Band Sponsor
--June 25 7 pm Rathkeltair-Price Chopper
--July 2 7 pm Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review-Alstom Power
--July 9 7 pm Tirebiter Band-Courtyard by Marriott, Grimshaw Tree Service, Johnson, Dowe, Brown & Barbarotta, KonicaMinolta Business Solutions & First Church Early Learning Center
--July 16 7 pm Sounds of Frank-Kimberly Hall
--July 28 7 pm Hartford Steel Band-ING
--July 30 7 pm Savage Brothers-Windsor Federal Savings
--August 6 7 pm Farmington Valley Band-Carmon Funeral Homes
--August 13 7 pm Eight To The Bar-Union Street Tavern, Horizon Home Mortgage and O'Malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina & Oswecki
--August 20 7 pm Valley Swing Shift-Town of Windsor Recreation Department


June 25th - Rathkeltair 7:00 pm
Taking top honors for "Best Celtic Rock Band" of 2006 in the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine Annual Audience Poll, RATHKELTAIR (pronounced rath-KELT-ur) enjoys a loyal and growing international fan base.

RATHKELTAIR consists of bagpiper Neil Anderson and drummer Nick Watson, two original members of America's ground-breaking Celtic rock supergroup 7 Nations, and guitarist Trevor Tanner, front-man/lead guitarist/songwriter for The Bolshoi, one of the most influential UK rock bands of the late '80's.

2006 was a crazy year for RATHKELTAIR, with 'piper Neil Anderson being called up for a tour of duty in Iraq. The band down-shifted temporarily while Neil went off to serve his country. Neil's recent return home has kicked the band into high gear again, with a new CD and lots of new dates in the works.

The name RATHKELTAIR comes from drummer Nick Watson, a native of County Down, Northern Ireland. It means "hill of the Celts" and is an ancient archeaological site near the village where Nick grew up.

Sponsored by Price Chopper


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July 2nd - Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review - 7:00 pm
The All-Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review is the East Coast's hottest and most authentic "Flashback to the '70's band.

The six-piece group combines great dance music from the disco/funk era with a fun, interactive stage show that appeals to people of all ages.


Sponsored by Alstom Power


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July 9th - Tirebiter Band - 7:00 pm
Connecticut based TIREBITER is a veteran band of twenty-nine years. Two lead vocals and four part harmony provide a dynamic change of vocal emphasis on stage, as well as super harmonies. Diversity of musicianship and playing ability allow TIREBITER to perform songs from an eclectic artist list ranging from the 1960 s to the 2000's. Instruments include keyboards, bass guitar, lead guitar, and drums.

In addition to their success in the Northeast market, which ranges from New England and New York; TIREBITER has appeared before thousands of fans, sharing civic center stages and outdoor concert stages with Orleans, 38 Special, NRBQ, Nancy Sinatra,and Pure Prairie League to name a few.

Sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott, Grimshaw Tree Service, Johnson, Dowe, Brown & Barbarotta, KonicaMinolta Business Solutions & First Church
Early Learning Center


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Rescheduled to July 21st - Sounds of Frank - 7:00 pm
Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane listening to all your Frank Sinatra favorites.

"The Summer Wind", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Fly Me To The Moon" and, of course, "New York, New York" are some of the signature songs you will hear during this enthusiastic program.

Come to the town green to sing and dance as you enjoy these quality renditions of songs you love!

Sponsored by Kimberly Hall


Rescheduled to July 28th - Hartford Steel Band - 7:00 pm
Established since 1989, the Hartford Steel Symphony has been providing musical enjoyment around the New England Area for many years. Our musical genre consists of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Classical, Gospel and Jazz; all with an island rhythm. The band is comprised of members that have all competed in several years of steel band competitions and musical extravaganzas. With these countless performances, the band has continually finished at the top of the competition. Besides competitive playing, the band has enjoyed playing with celebrity figures in a host of charity, personal and independent events. Among these celebrity performances, we have had the honor of hosting events with Bernadette Peters and Aundrey Hepurn. The band has also performed with other musical tycoons such as The Hartford Symphony Orchestra as well as one of Steels bands greatest panist, Len 'Boogsie' Sharp.


Sponsored by ING


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July 30th - Savage Brothers 7:00 pm
Les Haley, Bass & Vocals. Frank Cook, Lead Guitar. Michael Savage, Drums & Vocals. Steve Savage, Trombone, Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals. Tommy Savage, Sax, Flute & Vocals. Keith Kruzer, Keyboards, Guitar & Vocals.

The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin, rockin, and rhythm group. The band features a two piece horn section and three brothers of the same last name, Savage. The band has performed over 4000 shows all over New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, The Caribbean, and Mexico.

The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty.

Sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings


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August 6th - Farmington Valley Band - 7:00 pm
The Farmington Valley Band was organized in 1944 by Fred Widen, a long-standing native of Collinsville. In a way, it was an extension of the earlier Collinsville Boys Band, in which Mr. Widen had been a tuba player. Fred Widen was the driving force behind the Canton Historical museum as well, with his extensive collection of Collins related artifacts. His original Sousaphone can be seen there today, along with a re-created bandstand from the old days, worth the trip to see it. In the 1944 band reorganization, Mr. Victor Viering was selected as the band s conductor. Mr. Viering had been a trombonist in the Collinsville Boys Band.



Sponsored by Carmon Funeral Homes


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August 13th - Eight To The Bar - 7:00 pm
Drawing its musical influences from American roots music - swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, Motown, - Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals.
With the support of independently-produced albums and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Disneyland to Disney World as well as Europe and the Carribean. Their rigorous performing schedule (approximately 200 dates per year), has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles.




Sponsored by Union Street Tavern, Horizon Home Mortgage, Bart D. Giustina, CPA and O'malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina & Oswecki



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August 20th - Valley Swing Shift - 7:00 pm
The Valley Swing Shift Orchestra has been bringing the big band sounds to New England since 1977. They've performed at weddings, private parties, corporate functions, concerts, fund raisers, and on stage with three different shows.

The band has a library of over 400 arrangements - from traditional big band to contemporary. The Valley Swing Shift has 17 pieces (5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, 4 rhythm) and features a male and female vocalist, and a vocal group.

Sponsored by Town of Windsor Recreation Department


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