June 20, 2011
Sounds of Summer Sing Again at Harkness!
Bring Our Music Back, Inc. has been awarded a 5-year contract from the State of Connecticut, to produce "August Nights at Harkness . . . Music the way it was!" at the revered state landmark, Harkness Memorial State Park, located along the shoreline in Waterford, CT.
Bring Our Music Back, Inc. presents August Nights at Harkness . . . Music the way it was! The concerts to be held at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT are scheduled for Thursday, August 4 and 11, 2011 with music from 6-10p with performances by the following:
| Thurs., August 4th
A Magical Summer's Eve of Golden Oldies featuring the Shirley Alston Reeves, The Shirelles & Charlie Thomas’ Drifters
| Thurs., August 11th
||Moonlight Serenade featuring The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra|
Opening Performance by the Glenn Hansen Orchestra with youth performers
All music will be held from 6:00p-10p. Gates open at 5:30 pm for traditional picnicking.
State parking fees apply until 6:30p Rain or Shine (Back up rain site to be announced)
The Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa of Old Lyme will sponsor the Best Picnic awards. Dancing and Oldies attire welcomed!
Chairman of the Board, Frank Bombaci, Sr. of Bring Our Music Back, Inc. and team will work with the community to bring music back to Harkness Memorial State Park the way it was in the beginning --simple, professionally produced, wonderful mid-week alfresco music, all about family, friends and community enjoying the beauty of one of Connecticut’s state treasures, Harkness Memorial State Park.
"The goal of August Nights at Harkness is to stage a community involved event for the whole family to enjoy while picnicking in the park on a summers night. All concerts will open with a local youth music performance" says Bombaci.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said, "Historically, Harkness Memorial State Park is known for its outstanding summer music series and it is great to have musical favorites returning again this year. Join your family and friends at this beautiful shoreline retreat for a relaxing evening picnic while listening to music under the stars."
Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is a non-profit 501( c )(3) organization dedicated to the enrichment of life and healing through music in support of young aspiring musicians, programs and services within our communities. The initiative of our concerts is designed to give burgeoning talent a voice and venue with national recording artists while providing a platform to raise funds to give back to music initiatives within the community. This is Music with Purpose. The 2011 August Nights at Harkness proceeds will fund the community and youth school programs and initiatives of Bring Our Music Back, Inc. Additionally, Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to announce a portion of ticket sales will be donated back to the State of Connecticut for the upkeep in the park.
Concert Tickets are $20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the Door and Ticket Packages for 2-packet subscription series are $37.00. Children 12 and under are free with an adult or guardian . Group sales rates are $ 15.00 per ticket (groups of 10 or more). VIP Umbrella Tent Tables are available for $ 300 per table for seating of 8 per concert with special amenities (for description go to www.bringourmusicback.org).
Box Dinners available by special order email@example.com. Dessert and coffee/soft drink tent will be available. Concerts are rain or shine with the back up rain site to be announced. No Pets allowed. For all tickets go to www.bringourmusicback.org or call (860) 434-1882 Box Office, located at 10 Lyme Street in Old Lyme.