NEW BRITAIN - The Brian MacDonald Trio brings the American roots of folk, classic rock ânâ roll and country to the New Britain Museum of American Art on Friday, Sept. 7.
The concert, part of the museumâs First Friday series, is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. and guests are welcome to dance to the music.
âWe know he will bring a quality backing band and roll out the hits for the crowd,â Jeffrey Mainville, senior manager of visitor experience programs at the museum, said.
MacDonald, from Hartford, has been performing for over 40 years along the East Coast and has appeared with James Taylor and Paul Simon. The band is known for playing songs that have defined the United States.
The event also will feature beverage tastings and food from local vendors. Ariston Specialties, Hartford Flavor Co., and Kinsmen Brewing Co. will be on hand.
Admission is $7 for members of the museum and $12 for nonmembers. Tickets include entry to the museumâs galleries and special exhibitions and other activities, as well as snacks and soda.
A cash bar will be set up, offering beer, wine and cocktails.
People who attend the concert can also participate on a guided tour to get to know the museum permanent collection with fellow art enthusiasts.
The New Britain Museum of American Art focuses on American art and artistic accomplishments. Its First Friday events started on Feb. 3, 1995 and have been running ever since.
The purpose of the museumâs First Fridays is to give the community a chance to enjoy art, food and music.
In April, First Friday also includes Motherâs Day shopping opportunities at the Spring Makerâs Market. Decemberâs First Friday incorporates a Holiday Makerâs Market.
âWe like to refer to FirstÂ FridayÂ as âNew Britainâs Best Happy Hour,ââ Mainville said. âThe music, the conversation, the drinks, and the art are all part of this great monthly gathering, and in a sophisticated setting.âÂ
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Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.