Music at the Mansion Summer Series
The Friends of Long Hill Estate and the Long Hill Estate Authority with sponsorship from Middlesex Hospital host their Music at the Mansion series again this July. All of the concerts will begin at 6:30pm. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30pm. Parking will be at Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road. Handicap parking is available at the Mansion. As there is limited parking at the Mansion, ALL vehicles will be directed to Mercy High School/Snow School when Mansion parking is full. Concerts will be held in light rain or the threat of showers, but cancelled with the proximity of electrical storms that may endanger both guests and musicians.
The concert schedule is:
- July 11: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem
- July 18: Funky Dawgz Brass Band
- July 25: Mixed Signals
- August 1: Shaded Soul Band
The fun starts off Wednesday July 11th with Middletown’s own Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. In the lineage of string bands who blur the boundaries of American roots music, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem have always been standard-bearers, with a particular knack for pairing words and music. From bluegrass barnstormers to sultry swing, old-time gospel to bluesy folk-rock, they consistently turn in lush arrangements with “stylish, unexpected choices” (Acoustic Guitar). Original songs fit seamlessly aside artful re-workings of Georgia Sea Islands music, Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen — just a few of the many places this band is willing to go.
For the first time we welcome Funky Dawgz Brass Band on July 18th. They are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.
Mixed Signals will be performing on July 25th. The band plays a mix of danceable classic rock, soul, and dance rock hits of the past four decades. You’ll hear music from The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Bill Withers, Pink Floyd, Al Green, Neil Young, The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, Peter Green, and more.
Shaded Soul Band returns to close out the season on August 1st. The band is based in Connecticut and performs anywhere in New England at Weddings, Corporate events, outdoor concerts or any place there is a party to be had. Their music spans many different decades and the repertoire includes R & B, Motown, Funk Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Swing, Rock, Pop, Disco and Top 40. Shaded Soul Band’s powerful vocal section and soulful rhythm section makes them one of the most sought after bands in New England.
Thank you to Middlesex Hospital – our 2018 Presenting Sponsor!