Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6pm3rd annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert
Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets online
: $25 for the general public, $10 for students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Concert tickets will also be available at the gate starting at 5pm on the day of the event.
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' "Abbey Road" (1969) in its entirety at the third annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Middlesex Community College.
Click here to read the article Wesleyan Musicians "Come Together" in All-Star Beatles Tribute Band for Third Annual Benefit Concert
on the "News @ Wesleyan" blog.
This concert will be held outdoors on the Pavilion Deck at Middlesex Community College.
The second set will feature selections from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967) and "White Album" (1968).
Bring a picnic and lawn chairs. There will also be food available from the craft food truck from Hop Häus
There will also be a reception for alumni of Middlesex Community College
. Middlesex alumni can purchase discounted $15 tickets to the event.
In case of rain the event will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6pm inside Chapman Hall.
Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students, with a preference given to students with a desire to work as an intern at Wesleyan University in the field of broadcast communications or multimedia.
The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino (of Stanley Maxwell); vocalists Julie Corbalis, Sarah LeMieux, Samantha Hatch, and Shona Kerr; guitarist Ron LaRosa (of The Future Heavies); Jacob Graham on percussion, Catherine Rousseau on clarinet, Nancy Brown on trumpet, Greg Marshall on keys, Jon Stafford on guitar, Peter Standaart on flute, Dana Saccomano and Sarah McNamara on violin, Mitch Mangan on trombone, Chris Devoe on cello, and Eric Brummitt on French horn.
will open the evening by performing Beatles tunes from 6pm to 6:45pm.