Outdoor Family Concert Series

COVID-19 Update:

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.

– It is recommended that patrons 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.


  • Friday, July 9th at Parmelee Farm: Leaf Jumpers
    Leaf Jumpers is Connecticut’s premiere modern rock band. Playing pop-rock hits of the past 30 years, the band has now played over 20 towns in CT as well as large events in the Northeast such as the Durham Fair, the Maryland Seafood Festival, The Vermont State Fair, Sailfest, The Montauk Music Festival and more. Thier live show is enjoyable for all ages the songs they play are classics. Check out www.leafjumpers.com.


  • Friday, July 16th at Higganum Green: Nightshift
    Nightshift is a 5-piece 60’s, 70’s and 80’s cover band that only performs the most popular and the most fun songs from those three decades. All the members have played in many well-known bands in Connecticut over the years and in 2015 they combined their talents to form this very exciting group.  Audiences will love every song will sing along, dance and have a REALLY fun time, from the kiddies to the grandparents! They strongly support all Veterans and active Military personnel and  always make it a point to recognize and thank them during every performance for continually keeping us all safe. Visit http://www.nightshiftbandct.com.


  • Friday, July 23rd at Parmelee Farm: Blues Connection
    Blues Connection is a blues-based band out of Central CT. The band features strong male and female lead vocalists along with backing vocals coming from two guitarist, a bass player, blues harp player/guitarist and drummer. The band covers greats including but not limited to BB King, Blues Brothers, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Susan Tedeschi, Eva Cassidy, Bonnie Rait and Aretha Franklin. Visit www.bluesconnectionband.com.


  • Friday, July 30th at Higganum Green: Great Hill Mountain Band
    The Great Hill Mountain Band hails from Portland, Connecticut.  They are an award-winning country music band, together for 27 years, playing a mix of modern Texas-style country music as well as southern and classic rock.  Over the years, the Great Hill Mountain Band has played at bars, fairs, private parties and many park and recreation summer concert events.  They are known for their energy, enthusiasm and harmonies that will appeal to all ages and keep them dancing until the end of the evening.


Kid’s Entertainment Extravaganza

COVID-19 Update:  All shows are cancelled.  Hopefully we will be able to re-schedule these shows in the Summer of 2022!

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.


  • Showtime Steve: The Human Variety Show
    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.


  •  The Yo-Yo Guy
    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.


  • One of These Birds is not Like the Other  – A Place Called Hope
    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.

The HK Recreation Department thanks the following sponsors for their donations to help support the 2021 Outdoor Family Concert Series.

Presenting Sponsors:
New Image Auto, LLC
Nutmeg Pharmacy/Higganum, LLC

Elm Tree Partners, LLC
Higganum Veterinary Clinic
Mike’s Auto Service

Jack’s Country Restaurant
RAD Computing
Wiese Enterprise,