Music at the Mansion Summer Series

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Jessica Hess
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The Friends of Long Hill Estate and the Long Hill Estate Authority are excited to host their Music at the Mansion series again this year. All of the concerts will begin at 6:30pm. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30pm.  Parking will be at Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road.  Handicap parking is available at the Mansion.   As there is limited parking at the Mansion, ALL vehicles will be directed to Mercy High School/Snow School when Mansion parking is full. Concerts will be held in light rain, but cancelled with the proximity of electrical storms that may endanger both guests and musicians.

Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our participating food trucks Jackie’s Pizza the Pie, and Cake Batter and Roll . We are also excited to welcome back Vicchetto’s Italian Ice who will be selling their sweet treats at all of our concerts!
Please note that the Mansion is closed during the concerts. There are port-o-potty’s located on the west side of the lawn by the garage and at the rear of the overflow parking lot. There is a 10 minute intermission and the Mansion grounds close 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert.

The concert schedule is:


The fun starts off with Auburn Mode on June 29th. The Auburn Mode is a cornerstone of Hartford, CT’s music scene . With influences as diverse as the list of local acts they support, their music ranges from poignant and evocative to light and whimsical…an original fusion of progressive and energetic folk pop!


On July 6th we are excited to welcome back to the Mansion Shaded Soul Band. Shaded Soul Band is based in Connecticut and travels across New England to perform hits from R&B, Motown, Funk Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Swing, Rock, Pop, Disco, and Top 40 are only a few of the decades represented in our music. Shaded Soul Band is a group of talented musicians who have performed alongside the following artists; Gladys Knight, The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Sister Sledge, The Platters, The Stylistics, The Four Seasons, The Chiffons, Three Dog Night, The Marshal Tucker Band, Shirley Murdock, Jerry Butler, Cuba Gooding Sr., Jagged Edge, Slave, Shi, Millie Jackson, H-Town, SOS Band, Sarah Brightman, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Andy Williams, Mario, Toni Bennett, Janis Joplin, The Beach Boys, Vic Damone, Steppenwolf, Brian Setzer, and Howie Mandel.


The United States Coast Guard Band will be performing on July 13th. The United States Coast Guard Band is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. The 55-member ensemble is based at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. In addition to performing concert tours around the nation, the Band has also played in the former Soviet Union, Canada, England, Japan and Taiwan. In 2008, the Coast Guard Band became the first premier American military band to perform a concert tour of Japan. Concerts include a broad spectrum of music, from wind ensemble classics to swinging jazz charts.

The Alpaca Gnomes will perform for the first time at our music series on July 20th. The Alpaca Gnomes are a vibrant, stomp-and-groove, 7 piece original rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport, CT. The Gnomes ensemble currently features violin, electric & acoustic guitar, bass, drums, sax, and percussion. The Alpaca Gnomes have built a loyal following of passionate fans, nicknamed “Gnomies”, who often join the fun by rocking the band’s signature Gnome style hats during shows. The band rocks out many venues, festivals, and concert series.


The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (POSSM) performs on July 27th. The band, co-creators of the Hartbeat Music Festival in Hartford, have an infectious charm and enthusiasm for life. Their original songs are a surprising collection of songwriting and arranging that harkens back to groups and musicians who have become icons in the industry. The POSSM play live shows often, and entertain crowds with an energetic style that and broad appeal. They have become well-known and loved in their hometown of Hartford, CT and are thankful for the support, inspiration and friendship given by their community.

Street Address

421 Wadsworth Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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