March Newsletter

Queen of Bluegrass Coming to Connecticut!

Wall Street Theater would like to extend a special offer to Connecticut Bluegrass Association members for our upcoming Rhoda Vincent Show on April 1st! You and your members are encouraged to share this offer with friends and family!

Use code CTBLUEGRASS and receive $10 off select tickets!  Covid policies and other info can be found here: Rhonda Vincent Tickets, Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

A little bit about us: Wall Street Theater is a beautifully restored 107-year-old, 700-seat performing arts center proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We have some of the best acoustics around and have 2 full bars. We are centrally located in the heart of Norwalk, CT. An inexpensive parking garage is located on Burnell Blvd, app. one block from the theater. 

Please take a look at our other shows, including Marty Stuart and Ricky Skaggs.

Our List of Regional Summer Festivals

And Bluegrass Camps

CT Bluegrass Jams Are Back!

Bluegrass jams popping up all around CT – You won’t want to miss the fun!!

CT Bluegrass Association sponsored Bluegrass Jams at Nod Hill Brewery
CT Bluegrass Association sponsored Bluegrass Jams at Charter Oak Brewery

Second Thursday: 

Note Kitchen – Bethel CT 6:30-9PM

Third Thursday

Bearsville Theater – Woodstock NY 4-10 PM

Fourth Thursday:

Charter Oak Brewery – Danbury CT 6:30 – 9 PM  (In March, this will be held on the 5th Thursday March 31)

Fourth Sunday

Nod Hill Brewery – Ridgefield CT 2:30-5 PM

Punch Brothers in CT March 6

Purchase tickets here

Andy Statman and Jake Eddy at GuitarTown

Big Draw at Westchester Bluegrass Club March 19

Some snacks and refreshments are available, folks are encouraged to bring a snack to share

Doors at 6:30 PM

Open Mic 7-7:45PM

Show at 8PM

The show will be preceded by a Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class from 3-6PM

Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class at Westchester Bluegrass Club

CTBA, Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, and Adirondack Bluegrass League Maintain “Bluegrass Supper Series” in Woodstock NY

“Bluegrass Supper” at Bearsville. There is a downstairs space for jamming 4-10

Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Connecticut Bluegrass Association and Adirondack Bluegrass League

The night will start with an OPEN JAM from 4pm to 6pm.  There is room to break out into a slow jam depending on who shows up and there is no cover or minimum for the early jam.  Or beginners can sign up for a Wernick Method Jam Class running at the same time.

Dinner service will begin at 6PM. From 7pm to 10pm, the Bearsville Lounge will feature the CT Based band On the Trail assisted by Bruno Bruzzese.  Dinner menu and drinks are served in the lounge.  During the show, the Green Room downstairs will remain open for jamming, so pickers who would rather pick than watch the show can gather there, or go in and out from the jam to the show as they please. After 6pm, cover and minimum will apply.

Purchase Tickets for the event here

Bluegrass Tuesdays Return to the Legendary Cantab

Bluegrass Tuesdays at the Cantab Lounge began in September of 1993 and have grown to host regional and national artists on stage, and serve as a weekly gathering place for the local bluegrass community. For 27 years, Tuesday Night Bluegrass at the Cantab Lounge was hosted by folk icon Geoff Bartley, who was honored on February 13, 2004 when the City of Cambridge proclaimed it to be “Geoff Bartley Day”.

Geoff welcomed nationally-known bluegrass artists to the Cantab stage including Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Chris Jones, Molly Tuttle, and the late James King. Bluegrass Tuesdays have also been a place where many bluegrass musicians have met and “cut their teeth”, including members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Della Mae, The Gibson Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Mile Twelve, ​and Alan Bibey & Grasstowne. The Cantab Lounge has now been reinvigorated under new owner Tim Dibble, manager Mike Cronin, and Bluegrass Tuesdays host Tony Watt.

Bluegrass Jam Class Bethel CT

We’re excited to be hosting another Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class in Bethel, CT on Wednesday nights 6:30-9PM. Read More/Sign up Here!

Note Kitchen – Bethel CT

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  1. Would you be able to put this paragraph in your next issue for me?

    Thank you, Myrna Riquier

    If you are a songwriter, the Podunk annual songwriting competition is underway and nearing its closing date, April 30.

    All details are available at the festival website, Podunkbluegrass.com and they include links to the sound tracks of

    past winners of this competition. The top three contenders are invited to the festival and are given the opportunity to

    perform their contest entry on our Main Stage. Monetary awards as well as some perks are provided to the top three

    songwriters. Of special note, the winning song from 2021 will be performed at Podunk 2022 by the band competition

    groups. The best six songs are provide on a compilation CD to all of the Main Stage performers at this year’s festival.

    In addition, a copy of the winning song is provided to area bluegrass-friendly radio stations for airing.

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