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Grassy Strip Music Series at Madison Beach Hotel (Madison, CT)

06jul7:00 pm9:00 pmGrassy Strip Music Series at Madison Beach Hotel (Madison, CT)Grassy Strip Music Series7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

The Grassy Strip Music Series at Madison Beach Hotel returns for the 2023 summer season with free, live outdoor shows running each Thursday for ten weeks.

“This summer’s line-up is incredible,” said General Manager John Mathers. “The weekly summer experience at Madison Beach Hotel has truly become a time-honored tradition on the shores of Long Island Sound.”

Free and open to the public, The Grassy Strip Concerts are 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and begin with The Pledge of Allegiance. Summertime food and beverages will be available for sale.

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Thursday, July 6: The Linda Ronstadt Experience (Linda Ronstadt Tribute)

Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank

American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history.

Thursday, July 13: Adam Ezra Group

Sponsored by United Concrete

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Thursday, July 20: The Brothers Doobie

Sponsored by RJ Café & Bistro

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Thursday, July 27: The James Montgomery Band

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Sponsored by United Concrete

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Sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids

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