Sunset Concert Series is just that!  Gates Open at Salmon Brook Park in Granby CT at 3:30pm, Music ends at 8:30pm. Utilizing the huge main field at Salmon Brook Park and Bandshell, the site offers the opportunity to be socially distanced with comfortable egress areas inclusive. You and your party or ‘pod’ will be placed in Covid Safe General Admission areas by Price Point. State of CT requirements will be met with confidence and comfort. 

 

Bring your blanket to clearly mark out your Pod area, your chairs, table, tablecloth, dog (with scooper!), and your cooler.  This will be the Live Experience format utilized these unique days. We welcome you to make the best of it to enjoy the day, the sunset and the music! 

 

Important Consideration ~ Cold Poured Brews & Wine will be on site with one of our local favorites Thomas Hooker Brewery as well as assorted delectable Food Trucks to ease your menu preparations!  We encourage you to support our local vendors :-)

 

We're proud to acknowledge our Community Partner who will benefit from the 2021 Sunset Concert Series ~ Granby Recreation and Leisure Services & Programs. Thank you for all you do for all of us!

 

We look forward to safe, comfortable and enjoyable Concerts with an eclectic array of music genres to meet all of your Summer of 2021 Musical Desires!

 

Sally & John Rider, Rider Production, LLC

Features of the Sunset Concert Series
  • Thomas Hooker Brewery COLD beer on tap

  • Thomas Hooker Brewery brilliant selection of wines

  • Free Parking!!

  • Food Trucks on site - easy!

  • Dogs welcome on leash with scooper!

  • Coolers welcome!

  • 6 consecutive Saturday Sunset Concerts to enjoy this Summer!

  • Sunday rain dates for all shows

  • Tickets on sale in advance or at the Gate if Covid-19 safe capacity has not been met

  • Salmon Brook Park features; playscapes, dog park, walks by the brook etc., all open

  • Family and friend time :-)

  • Relaxation, socializing & dancing!

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2021 ARTISTS

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opener CLAYTON RIDER

Saturday July 3

Max Creek is celebrating its 50th Year on its incredible musical journey! Filled with their own version of Jam Music they have compassed the country and beyond with their multitude of gigs, concerts, and festivals. The media library of Max Creek is tremendous and incredibly vibrant reaching consistent consumption of all ages. They’ve touched their original fans lives, their kids lives and now their babies.  A truly unique one of a kind band New England is proud to have them call home. Max Creek is decisively integrated into our region's tapestry, bring the generations ~ you'll clearly enjoy and dance your day away with Max Creek!  See you there!

While tuning his craft at Berklee College of Music as a Junior, Granby native Clayton Rider captivates his audiences with his edgy lyrics and vibrant riffs. Whether performing as a solo artist or with his band The Decisions, you’re in for an act that you’ll be excited to grow with. This is a musician we’re proud to support!

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Saturday July 10

The most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate 4 piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live show consisting of signature four-part harmonies and genuine costumes while recapturing the live energy that is the ultimate Queen experience.  This group has traveled the Globe celebrating the musical genius of Queen. These talented musicians are the top of the line when it comes to delivering memorable and fantastic songs we all know, really know. Almost Queen comes to Granby ~ what great fun this is going to be, bring your energy and excitement! You may have already seen them, they've been rocking it for sold out shows for years!

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Welcome the music group The Kings, who are made up of a brother/sister duo surrounded by great talents who round out their eclectic assortment of vocals, piano/organ, drums, bass/mandolin, pedal steel guitar/fiddle/banjo/harmonica and on occasion bagpipes! This band brings us great vocals, totally danceable music, and beautifully written songs with a versatile show that will definitely keep us guessing! ‘What will they do next?’             Hmmm, we’ll see! 

Saturday July 17

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This consortium of musicians doesn't graze New England pastures too often, we celebrate their excitement to collide musical passions here in Granby, CT - lets welcome them with open New England vibes! The third album from MAGGIE ROSE, Have A Seat, releasing 8.20.21 is the work of a phenomenally gifted artist showing the full extent of her power! After years of honing her chops and making her name as a force-of-nature vocalist, the Nashville-based artist has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock & roll, soul, folk and R & B; an eclectic sound for a musician whose live experience includes opening for Heart and Joan Jett, touring as direct support for Kelly Clarkson and sharing the Cayamo Cruise bill with Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell along with over (80) appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. Maggie performs with and is backed by one of Music City's thriving rock bands, the bluesy THEM VIBES  described as "sounding like the product of The Kinks and Led Zeppelin spending a wild night in the French Quarter and writing a song about it."  Summer of 2021?  We're ready!

Saturday July 24

The Adam Ezra Group is a Boston based band formed around guitarist and singer Adam Ezra. Ezra, who known for playing barefoot, focuses on community and the belief that "making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world." They have used their grassroots organizing to raise money for cancer patients and for families of wounded veterans for many years. The band has developed a "personal synergy" with their fanbase according to one reviewer. The band has been called "one of the most uniquely powerful, underground live music experiences in the country" and Ezra has been called "one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years." Delivering a full 365 nights in a row during Covid-19 pandemic, playing 'Gatherings' virtually each night, and counting BTW, the commitment to keeping music alive is evident and amazing. This evening will be a memorable one as any AEG fan will tell you, just be careful, you may become one of the thousands of fans that are life-time fans, but thats a great thing!  

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Saturday July 31

Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast and beyond. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic and sweaty basement dance party, The Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to their shows ever since. This musically grasping band will bring you to your feet or arms up, early on or toward the end of the evening - you'll see; their vibe is gorgeous and captivating. The power of the instrumental mix is breathtaking while vocals sooth your soul to no end. What a delight to have West End Blend perform at Salmon Brook Park Summer of 2021!

Saturday August 7

We don't have to go to Las Vegas, Atlantic City or any other vibrant concert venue to see the Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute show, no, the spectacular Rainere Martin is gracing our stage in Granby CT this concert season. Blessed by God with the gift of voice and a grandmother who filled her heart with beautiful songs, Rainere learned at an early age that she could use her voice to lift a soul and bring joy to all who hear her sing. With an early focus on R&B ballads, an appreciation for the art and craft of performers of all eras, and a desire to find her right niche. With music in her blood and songs in her heart, Rainere continues to seek out audiences of all ages who enjoy melodies from different eras and appreciate the pioneers and contemporaries who brought them to us. But regardless how far her musical explorations take her, Rainere attests that, “There will always be a Donna Summer down deep inside me that will come through in every performance”. We just can't wait!

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For over a decade Them Vibes have been a central part of Music City’s thriving rock scene. Their love of bluesy bands is evident but their latest work represents a distinct left-hand stylistic turn!  The title track of the band’s most recent album, Electric Fever, offered a preview to Them Vibes new five-song EP, which answers their own musical question, Why the Funk Not with a collection of tracks designed, as they say, quoting Keith Richards, “to put the roll back into rock…to get people up and dancing.” We can do that!