Music at the Mansion

The Friends of Long Hill Estate and the Long Hill Estate Authority are excited to host their Music at the Mansion series again this year. All of the concerts will begin at 6:30pm. The grounds will be open for food trucks and picnicking at 5:30pm.

The 2024 Concert Schedule is as follows:

July 3 – Souls on Fire

July 10 – The Cartells

July 17 – Austin James and the Nomads

July 24 – Take 2 & Call Me in the Morning

July 31 – The Big Takeover

Please Note: There is limited parking at the Mansion. General parking is at at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road and Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street. The Mansion parking is reserved for handicap guests only. ALL vehicles will be directed to Mercy High School/Snow School when Mansion handicap parking is full. The most convenient parking is located at Mercy High School. Concerts will be held in light rain, but cancelled with the proximity of electrical storms that may endanger both guests and musicians.

Enjoy food from a rotating list of participating food trucks including Scatz Catering, Skyscraper Sandwich Truck, and G Monkey. We’re also excited to have back the popular Vecchitto’s Italian Ice who will be selling their famous handcrafted ice at every concert. You may also bring a picnic dinner if you wish!

Please note that the Mansion is closed during the concerts. There are port-o-potty’s located on the west side of the lawn by the garage and at the rear of the overflow parking lot. There is a 10 minute intermission and the Mansion grounds close 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert.

Kicking off our concert series, we are excited to have Souls on Fire for their first performance at the Mansion on July 3rd. Souls on Fire is a well established CT 10 piece horn band featuring music of the 70s – Chicago, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Motown and so much more! Their powerful sound ranges from great dance music to songs you can’t help but sing along with. Several members of the band are music school graduates and all have years of experience providing a PARTY for your SOUL. You can hear Souls on Fire at clubs, casinos, and all types of events across the tri-state area.

On July 10th, we welcome back The Cartells. A band transcending the boundaries of style and able to adapt to virtually any performance situation, The Cartells have built a reputation for being the band of choice for concerts, nightclubs, & private functions of all kinds, and is one of the most popular bands in Connecticut. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate party or concert, The Cartells have been the favorite choice of people who want the best music, and the best time! Jazz, swing, motown, R&B, rock and roll, popular music of all styles are equally represented in their impressive repertoire, and their dedication to defining and fulfilling the wants & needs of their audience results in every appearance being an event to remember.

Austin James and the Nomads will make their first appearance at our concert series on July 17th, after being a highly enjoyed act from our Open Air Market the past two summers. Hartford area multi-instrumentalist, Austin James, has been writing, recording, and performing original music for over a decade. His songs blend heartfelt lyrics with blues, soul, rock, and folk to create a unique and energetic sound. Vocals akin to a sweet and salty fusion of the lows of Hozier and the highs of Tom Odell, delivering a high energy live performance.

We’re thrilled to have Take Two and Call me in the Morning perform at the Mansion on July 24th.  As a vocally driven band of Physicians and Health care advocates, they showcase tunes from the 60’s – 2000’s including Fleetwood Mac, Petty, Pretenders, Bowie, Chicago, NRBQ, Dire Straits, The Dead, Beatles, Sheryl Crow, Van Morrison, Doobie Bros, and Steely Dan to name a few. They have had the pleasure to play at The College St. Music Hall, The Oakdale Theatre, The Durham and Guilford Fairs,  and the Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, and Madison Greens.

Closing out our concert series on July 31st, we are bringing The Big Takeover to the Mansion for an evening not to be missed! Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene.

This entire summer concert series is FREE to the public thanks to our sponsors and donations from the public. If you would like to help support the Mansion and it’s mission to remain a beautiful resource to the public, please consider donating.

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Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor opportunities are available. Please contact Megan Bush at [email protected] to learn more.


Jul 03 - 31 2024


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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