Music in the Meadow

First 'Music in the Meadow' concert Saturday, June 29, 2013

 By the Pond – Under the StarsNancy Parent performing

The Connecticut College Arboretum's first-ever 'Music in the Meadow' concert featured local roots rock/Americana favorites The Hoolios, Dogbite and singer/songwriter Nancy Parent.

The Hoolios' music showcases the Cajun-tinged roots-rock of singer/songwriter Jim Carpenter. Blending rolling electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, bass and drums, Carpenter's compositions have garnered many national accolades throughout his career. Dogbite's danceable music could be described as folk-abilly: the band's diverse influences range from Django Reinhardt to Eddie Cochran to The Waterboys. Dogbite's lead singer/guitarist Hugh Birdsall grew up at Connecticut College (his father was a professor of history at the College) and played in the popular New London band The Reducers for many years. Singer/songwriter Nancy Parent’s soprano has drawn comparisons to Joan Baez and Emmy Lou Harris. Her first release, Vision of Angels, was released last winter.

Cost: $10 per personThe Hoolios performing

Tickets:  in advance at the Arboretum administrative office, room 103, Olin Science Center, Connecticut College (first building north of the main entrance gate house) M-F, 1:00PM - 4:30PM or at the event.

Bring:  blankets or beach chairs to sit on; picnic and insect repellent are encouraged

Parking:  along Williams Street, or across from the Arboretum in the Bolles House parking lot, or on campus in the Horizon House (Admissions) lot or in south lot

Enter:  at the Williams Street entrance to the Arboretum (Native Plant Collection). At the bottom of the Laurel Walk (grassy ramp) turn right and downhill into the outdoor theater.


Contact Information:
Connecticut College
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320


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