Outdoor Family Concert Series
We ask that patrons adhere to the following COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe so that we can offer a free evening of music:
– Families must practice social distancing with other families.
– Please set up your chairs or blanket at least 15 feet apart from other parties.
– Patrons must wear a mask if they are walking around.
– Please do not attend if you feel ill or have been around others that have shown any symptoms in the last 14 days.
Fridays at the Higganum Green or Parmelee Farm in Killingworth
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Free Outdoor Summer Concerts! Bring a blanket or a chair to enjoy an evening of live entertainment at our local town green. Fun for the whole family!In the event of rain, shows will be cancelled. Call the HK Recreation Hotline at 860-345-8334 in case of inclement weather or visit www.hkrec.com.
- New Date: Friday, August 7th at Higganum Green: Big Deal Rock
Big Deal Rock is a group of accomplished musicians that have wowed audiences all over CT! They will get the audience up and dancing, tapping their feet, and singing along with rock music from the 60’s through today. This high-energy rock dance band is guaranteed to keep you singing and dancing! Check out www.bigdealrock.com.
- Friday, July 17th at Parmelee Farm: Unfinished Business
This 5-piece classed rock band with blues and country influence has been performing since 2011. They play your favorite tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s covering artists such as Hendrix, Clapton, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, Steppenwolf, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as some of today’s country artists and many more. Visit Facebook/Unfinished Business.
- Friday, July 24th at Higganum Green: Dynamite Rhythm
Dynamite Rhythm has been providing Southern New England with an authentic Rock & Roll Dance Party since 2016. This tight-knit quintet strives to bring new life to the classic sounds of your favorite 45’s! Carefully selecting songs spanning 50 years of jukebox gold, Dynamite Rhythm’s 4 vocalists all sing harmony on top of a solid rhythm section. Add a sizzling trumpet on top and you have got one “Dynamite” show! www.dynamiterhythmband.com
- Friday, July 31st at Parmelee Farm: Rotary
Rotary is a four-piece Classic Rock band from Central CT. For over a decade they have played a multitude of venues with notable performances including opening for The Guess Who at the Durham Fair, a set with the Monkees’ Peter Tork, and the Mohegun Sun Summer Concert Series. Rotary’s set includes an ever-expanding catalogue of artists including the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Cream, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more. They deliver great music and a dynamic, crowd-pleasing show every time. Check out www.facebook.com/RotaryBand.
Kid’s Entertainment Extravaganza
COVID-19 Update: We are waiting until the State’s guidelines are released to see if we can still offer these shows. Stay tuned!
The HK Recreation Department has booked some fun shows this summer. All shows are $4 per person payable at the door and are at the HK HS Auditorium.
- Wednesday, July 15th: Showtime Steve: The Human Variety Show
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Showtime Steve is a one-of-a-kind performer, harnessing his signature off-the-cuff comedy show-stopping stunts to create a high energy show unlike any other. Audiences across the US and beyond have seen Steve juggle everything from shoes and car keys, to machetes and balloons as well as re-create a 100-year-old Houdini rope escape, contort his entire body through a tennis racket, manipulate LED light props in the dark, and balance multiple ladders on his chin at the same time. All this mixed with a heavy dose of physical comedy and audience participation makes this show an unforgettable experience.
- Wednesday, July 22: The Yo-Yo Guy
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Who would have thought you could make an entire show out of yo-yo’s? John Higby will bring back this nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby. He will then amaze you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and the Human Rollercoaster. Yo-yo’s attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10 foot strings, and multiple yo-yo’s looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of the finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swinging’ music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo Guy a favorite for every age. A show you don’t want to miss. Check out www.yoyoshow.com.
- Wednesday, July 29: One of These Birds is not Like the Other – A Place Called Hope
1:00 – 2:00 pm
This program compares the different body types and hunting styles of four different birds. Join co-founders of A Place Called Hope, Inc. for a live experience and a chance to meet Birds of Prey up close and personal. Learn ways to lessen conflicts with wildlife often encountered in one’s own backyard. Each bird’s story of survival shares simple tips that can potentially help preserve wildlife in the future. Fun for the entire family! Birds may include the Peregrine Falcon, the American Kestral, the Owl, the Hawk, the Vulture and the Parrot.