There’s nothing quite as fun as a summer concert. Enjoying music in the great outdoors, with your friends — it’s hard to beat. Luckily for you, Connecticut offers a range of outdoor concerts and music fests around the state and, even though we’re well into summer, you can still catch many of these can’t-miss events. Here are four Connecticut summer concerts and series that you’ll want to add to your calendar.
1. The Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series
In Stamford, you can enjoy summer evenings of great music every Thursday in Columbus Park, and concerts go on rain or shine. Catch national headliners like Travie McCoy and T-Pain, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 respectively. Self-proclaimed 90s kids will definitely want to attend the Pop 2000 Tour, which promises a whole slew of nostalgic acts like Aaron Carter, Lance Bass and Ryan Caberra.
2. Summer Concerts at Foxwoods
If you can’t stand the thought of live music in the heat, then you can certainly find plenty of indoor concerts throughout Connecticut this season. Head to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, for not only great food and fun throughout your stay, but also amazing musical acts nearly every week. If you’re more into country classics, Reba McEntire makes an appearance for two nights, July 27–28, and then Brooks & Dunn take the stage Aug. 30.
3. Summer Concerts at Mohegan Sun
Similarly, Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, gives you an equally impressive summer concert line up — and, since the resort has nearly 50 dining options, a spa, a golf course and more, it’s the perfect place for an extended weekend getaway. In the coming weeks, you can catch performances by Train and the Goo Goo Dolls (Aug. 11), The Jonas Brothers (Aug. 21) and Shawn Mendes (Aug. 30 and 31).
4. Litchfield Jazz Festival
Instead of attending one concert, you could choose to catch multiple performances all in one fun weekend, at a music fest. Jazz fans are particularly in luck, as the Litchfield Jazz Festival takes place in Washington, Connecticut, July 26–28. Enjoy world-class performances all weekend long, alongside jazz parties, artist talks, jam sessions, craft vendors and food and drinks.
How to Get There
Of course, one of the biggest problems when heading to a concert this summer with your friends is the question of who’s going to drive. Even if you don’t need a designated driver to make sure everyone gets home safely, someone is still going to need to haul everyone back home late in the evening, after a tiring day or night of fun.
Take that problem off your plate, when you travel with Teddy’s Private Car Service. You and your crew are taken care of from your front door to your concert and back again, with Teddy’s safe, professional service that ensures everyone gets the full concert experience, without worrying about the drive home. Whether you just need a private car for you and your best friend, or a larger vehicle that can fit your entire squad, Teddy’s has just what you need to make your next summer concert a success. Click here to schedule your private transportation service this summer.