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2013 Summer Concerts

2013 Summer Concerts
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to summer concerts on the green on Thursday nights on the Windsor town green (Broad Street) from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM sponsored by Windsor businesses.

Make it a special Thursday, listening to great music, enjoying dinner at one of Windsor's quaint restaurants, shopping at the Farmers' Market and Windsor shops. Free. For more information call 860-688-5165. Every Thursday you can also enjoy the Farmers Market

Tirebiter Band
July 11, 2013

Sponsored by: Windsor Federal Savings

Connecticut based TIREBITER is a veteran band of thirty 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.

Farmington Valley Band
July 18, 2013

Sponsored by: Carmon Funeral Homes and the Carmon Family

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.

Maestro's Men
July 25, 2013

Sponsored by: Grimshaw Tree Service & COMTRUST Federal Credit Union

The Maestro's Men have been performing together since 1996. They currently have six recording releases. The musicians' unique backgrounds and experience form the heart of the Maestro's Men sound. Their unique sound and arrangements of traditional and original music offer an exciting and entertaining musical variety.

Gene Donaldson & The Stingrays
Rescheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sponsored by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Johnson, Dowe, Brown & Barbarotta, Bagge, Cenammo & Pascoe, Loomis Chaffee School, Jerry Wistrom, Business & Personal Coach, Mary Beth Welsh, The Faldu Family, Windsor Federal Savings, Bill Selig Jewelers, O'Malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina and Oswecki

Gene has been playing guitar for the last 35 years. In the 80's in was in a very popular band called "Smokestack Lightning". From there he joined a North east institution..."Motown Review" and played up and down the East coast. In 1992 Gene left the "Motown Review" in order to start his own group, "Gene Donaldson and the StingRays". With this band he has shared the stage with some of the Blues most respected arists. During this time Gene also toured with a number of blues artists as a sideman including Lee "Shot" Williams, Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland,and Mary Taylor. He has also appeared on stage with blues artists such as Johnny Rawls, and Lucky Petterson. Curently Gene released a CD in the Spring of '09'

Freedom Trail Gospel Concert
August 15, 2013

Sponsored by: First Church Early Learning Center & Trinity Christian School

The McMahon Family Choir - The McMahon family has been singing praise and worship music since Ray and Sally (Dad and Mom) met at the Hart College of Music in West Hartford, CT, in the 1970s. Today they have 10 children, ranging in age from 16 - 33, who enjoy making a joyful noise together. For 24 years, Ray has served as pastor/principal of Praise, Power, & Prayer Temple & Christian School in Windsor.

Archer Memorial Vision Choir - The Vision Choir of Archer Memorial A.M.E Zion Church is devoted to sharing our gifts of song to celebrate the goodness of God and encourage others to worship God with joy and thanksgiving. The Choir’s mission is to augment the worship experience by the deliverance of the Gospel of God's word through song.

Kingdom Community Church - We are a body of believers that utilize their gifts, talents and abilities in a concerted effort to meet the needs of God's people through song and worship. To produce communities of love, care, and concern that reflects the nature and culture of the Kingdom.

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Choir – Located in Bloomfield, CT, this choir will sing praises under the direction of Choir Director, Victor Smith.

Kick Band
August 22, 2013

Sponsored by: Town of Windsor Recreation & Leisure Services

Kick was conceived in 1996 as little more than an excuse for five guys from Connecticut to have fun playing songs they liked at the clubs they'd just be hanging out anyway (and, according to one of the more ambitious entries of their mission statement: "to someday leave a club with more money than (they) went in with.")

Kick was intended to be a side project from their various well-established original bands. And while those bands had built solid reputations, selling tens of thousands of albums and touring the country with some of the biggest names in rock, the virtually overnight success of Kick would ultimately afford them the opportunity to perform for over a million music fans at virtually every major venue in the Northeast.

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August 8, 2013 --> Moved to August 27th

Sponsored by: ING

Skyway performs R&B Dance music from the 70's - the 90's. The vocals of Nancy Sousa & Jimmy Monroe allow them to cover a broad spectrum of music from Chaka Khan to Teddy Pendergrass. Whether they're performing at a night club, private party, wedding, or outside event, the audience always has a great time with Skyway!


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