Summer Life
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Music Lights up the Summer
Folk, country, jazz and rock ’n’ roll, genres run gamut


Music fans savor the summer.

The music is abundant, with concerts large and small, indoor and outdoor, under the stars and sun or in the dark, cool relief of an air-conditioned venue. In 2018, the summer concert choices run the gamut, from folk and country to nostalgic rock tours and entertaining jazz acts.

It’s easy to plan out a musical tour of the Nutmeg State with the calendar below. Round up some friends and hit the road for some good tunes.

3 – Lamb of God, Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford.
5 – Imagine Dragons, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
5 – The B-52s, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
5 – LANY and Colouring, College Street Music Hall, New Haven.
6 – Belle and Sebastian and Snail Mail, College Street Music Hall, New Haven.
6 – Ry Cooder, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
7 – Flo Rida, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
7 – Eaglemania, Infinity Hall, Norfolk.
7 – Satisfaction, Rolling Stones tribute, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
7 – The Championship Tour with Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and more, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
8 – Vance Joy, Mohegan Sun Arena, Norfolk.
8 – The Decemberists and M.Ward, College Street Music Hall, New Haven.
8 – The Clairvoyants, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
8 – Rascal Flatts, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
8 – Norman Johnson Quartet, Poli Club at Palace Theater, Waterbury.
9 – Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes, Infinity Hall, Norfolk.
9 – Thirty Seconds to Mars, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
9 – Fab4 Music Festival, Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford.
10 – Logic Presents: Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with NF and Kyle, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
10 – David Crosby and Friends, Infinity Hall, Hartford.
12 – David Crosby and Friends, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
13 – Dead & Company, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
14 – Poison and Cheap Trick, Xfinity Theatre, Hartford.
14 – Howie Mandel, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.
15 – A Night of Funk & Soul with Kool & The Gang, Morris Day & The Time and Cameo, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard.