Concerts in the Courtyard: EIGHT TO THE BAR
After being virtual last summer, Charter Oak Cultural Center’s popular CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD returns with LIVE outdoor performances!
Saturday, July 24 at 2pm, we are delighted to welcome legendary swing band EIGHT TO THE BAR to Charter Oak. If it rains, we are moving indoors! FREE event; all are welcome!
Drawing its musical influences from American roots music — swing, boogie-woogie, and Motown, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals.
With the support of independently produced CDs and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Maine to Miami as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Their rigorous touring schedule has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, the late Roy Orbison and Ray Charles, several European tours, and most recently, a tour of the Republic of Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy located there.
Sponsored by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund. Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.