POP GOES THE CHORUS
Be part of the crowd Saturday when the Chorus of Westerly presents the 39th annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park, one of the largest free musical community music events in the region. This year’s performance, marking the final concert of the Chorus of Westerly’s 60th concert season and celebrating the Town of Westerly’s 350th anniversary, will feature the 180-voice Chorus of Westerly, the Pops Festival Orchestra, the Artillery Company of Newport and a fireworks finale by Grucci. Conducted by Andrew Howell, the program will also include The American Band, a 60-piece ensemble led by Brian Cardany, as special guests of Summer Pops 2019 on both the main program, which begins at 8 pm, and as lead act on the Pops pre-show at 6:15 p.m. The pre-show will also include performances by Pianist Michael Chicoria and the Westerly Morris Men. For more information, visit chorusofwesterly.org or call 401-596-8663.
Check out the Carleans Saturday at the Knick's Tap Room when the popular folk/Americana group gives a free 8 p.m. show. Visit knickmusic.com.
HARMONY TRAIL REVEAL AND COMMUNITY MUSIC STROLL
Bring an instrument, bring your friends and bring your harmony Saturday to celebrate music and walk the Harmony Trail. Meet at Donahue Park at 10 a.m. and walk with Richard Cooke, creator of the Freenotes Harmony Park Instruments, for the one-mile stroll which ends at Grey Sail Brewery with stops along the way to watch the unveiling of musical instruments placed along the way. The stroll will take approximately an hour. For more information, visit bricksandmurals.org.
BREAKFAST WITH PAUL WINTER
Join Grammy Award winners and special guests Paul Winter and Richard Cooke for breakfast Sunday at the Knickerbocker Cafe from 10 a.m. to noon to ask questions and hear stories about their decades of amazing musical experiences. Tickets are $25 per person and there are only 100 available. Visit bricksandmurals.org for more information.
Listen to the lovely sounds of music Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival featuring concerts throughout the day in various locations in Stonington Borough. Scheduled performers include Sing & Play with Ms. Bergin, the Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band, Mansion Vocal Band, Elena Zamolodchikova, Zaccai Curtis Jazz Quartet, and Sonia Bettencourt and Guitarras Do Atlantico. For schedule or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
Hear the band Lettuce when they come to Westerly to celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, "Elevate." The album will be released Friday when the group plays at Paddy’s Beach Club, 159 Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut. Known for their incendiary live shows, extensive touring, die-hard fans and massive two-decade-plus career, the group is made up of Grammy-nominated drummer and percussionist Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, bassist Erick "Jesus" Coomes, Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro