P.O. Box 853, Branford, CT 06405

June 14 to 16, 2024

Music on the Green

Entertainment

Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

1011 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

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MAIN STAGE

SPONSORED BY:

CHERRY HILL GLASS & SHORELINE INSURANCE SERVICES 

5:30 pm: Branford High School Concert Choir, directed by Mike Martone, Jr.

6:30 pm: Singer/Song Writer Showcase featuring Phoebe Merrill

7 – 8:30 pm: Red Light

8:50 pm: National Anthem by Stephanie Stiefel Williams

9 – 11 pm: LoVeSeXy Tribute to the Music of Prince

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MAIN STAGE

SPONSORED BY:

CHERRY HILL GLASS & SHORELINE INSURANCE SERVICES 

5  pm: John Moss Scholarship Award

5:15pm: Father of the Year

5:30 pm: Singer/Song Writer Showcase featuring Bob Crelin (BC)

6 – 7 pm: The Mediums

7:15 – 7:30 pm: Sponsor Announcements and Festival Committee Introductions

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Sunset Drive 

8:50 pm: National Anthem by Keely Baisden Knudsen

9 – 11 pm: “Live and Let Die” A Tribute to Paul McCartney

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BACK STAGE

9 – 9:30 am: Branford Early Learning Center

10 – 10:30 am: Story Time! with the Blackstone Library

10:30 – 11:30 am: Dance Unlimited

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: CHIPS

Interlude: National Anthem by Lucy Grant

12:20 – 1 pm: StudioONE Dance Center

1 – 1:45 pm: Shoreline Theatre Company

1:45 – 3 pm: School of Rock

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June

UPPER GREEN DINING TENT

12 – 3 pm: Al Raebuck

 

More about the Music

Branford High School Concert Choir

Branford High School Concert Choir is a mixed choir of sophomores, juniors and seniors. They have been performing for over 40 years, improving the quality of their music with each passing year. The ensemble is predominantly student-led. Section leaders teach the music and choir officers assist in planning events.

Their goal is to encourage students to be self-sufficient learners, while emphasizing the importance of viewing things from a different perspective. This core belief is reflected in their diverse music selections and teaching philosophy, which is valued and employed by their director, Mike Martone Jr. They explore how music plays various roles in different cultures, while diving into the origins of each song. They hope to share their love of music by telling a story through song and inspiring communities with each performance.

Singer/Songwriter Showcase: Phoebe Merrill

Phoebe Merrill is a singer songwriter whose thoughtful lyrics reflect the stories of her own life and imagined ones. Phoebe is a gifted and multi-talented young artist who sings, plays guitar, and writes music that has its heart in the traditions of indie folk music. Think: wanderlust, romanticism, and a soulful introspection. Her songs are storytelling and dreamtelling punctuated by a melancholy yodel and an enchanted whisper with the spirit of an old soul.

Phoebe, a Connecticut native, has studied voice under Phoebe Madden for over five years, and studied guitar with Becky Kessler of the band Violent Mae. She is currently recording an album at Silk Music Factory.

Redlight

“When the red light shines, it’s party time!”

Redlight is a tribute to dance party rock. They play some of the best modern and classic rock, county rock, and pop rock covers that span over five decades. Redlight’s harmonies, monster back beat, and dynamic guitar players offer a high energy, interactive show.

LoVeSeXy Tribute to Prince

Based in Boston, LoVeSeXy performs a remarkable, spot-on sound-alike, high-energy show with a wide range of songs including all of Prince’s greatest hits throughout his long career. LoVeSeXy features “true to the record” vocals and an honest representation of Prince’s beloved music, his diverse songwriting, high-level musicianship, and amazing connection with the audience.

LoVeSeXy features lead vocalist and frontman, Giovanni Morant, who is a dynamic, seasoned entertainer with a remarkably similar voice, charismatic personality, killer dance moves, and strong stage presence. Gio is joined by acclaimed guitarist and vocalist, Jodee Frawlee, who is Guitar Player Magazine’s national talent search finalist and “Boston’s Best Guitarist” award winner.

The band includes multi-talented line-up of accomplished players and singers who have established themselves as one of the finest 6-piece Prince tribute acts in the industry.

Singer/Songwriter Spotlight: Bob Crelin

2024 marks 50 years as a songwriter for Branford native, Bob Crelin. Bob’s songs are reflections on life, love and our changing world – imbued with catchy melodies, rocking rhythms, and poetic style.

Growing up during the explosion of modern pop music, Bob’s love of ‘hit’ songs began with The Beatles arriving in the U.S. on the Ed Sullivan Show. He grew to appreciate the incredible power of popular music to profoundly touch us all. Bob has found influences in all genres, and drawn inspiration from artists like Todd Rundgren, Dar Williams, and David Bowie.

Bob performed and recorded with a handful of local bands in the 1970s-80s, and enjoyed local radio airplay with Branford’s own, Rival. In the 1990s, songs he co-wrote with his band, Catwalk, found their way to major market rock radio and college stations, with feature articles in Billboard Magazine and The New York Times.

As a solo artist, Bob Crelin, also known as BC, has opened shows for Marshall Crenshaw, blues guitarist Sue Foley, and Jon Herrington of Steely Dan. He continues to perform live, write, and record new material.

The Mediums

With over 20 years of experience and more than 2,000 electrifying performances, The Mediums have honed an unparalleled sound for an acoustic duo. Frank’s commanding and versatile vocals, combined with Tom’s meticulous arrangements of beloved classic and contemporary hits, evokes the essence of a full-on live band.

Praised for their seamless harmonies, high-energy performances, and their remarkable ability to cover a vast repertoire of songs, The Mediums are consistently lauded as one of CT’s foremost acoustic duos.

Sunset Drive

Sunset Drive, a high-energy cover band playing hits from the 80s, 90s and today. Hailing from New Haven County, Sunset Drive features longtime Branford resident, Adam Thomas on bass and background vocals; Ashley Mirando on lead vocals; John Treloar on drums and vocals; and David Mattioli guitar and background vocals.

Sunset Drive keeps everyone on their feet with their variety of hits from pop, rock, modern country and more. Since their formation in late 2021, they have played festivals, various bars, breweries, private events, and casinos across Connecticut and Massachusetts.

‘Live and Let Die’ Tribute to Paul McCartney

Singer and Recording artist, Tony Kishman, is the creator and band leader of “Live And Let Die”, which is a full multimedia experience celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and features an amazing line-up of world class musicians.

Tony starred for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania’ and also performs in the International Symphonic Beatles production, ‘Classical Mystery Tour’. He has been performing his award winning show to the most successful band of all time around the globe for more than a decade, bringing the music and the magic of both the Beatles and Paul McCartney to a new generation, earning raves by ‘Beatlemaniacs’ for his uncanny resemblance both visually and vocally to the beloved Beatle.

Al Raebuck

Al Raebuck is a solo acoustic singer and guitarist who performs across the Northeast including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Al sings and plays acoustic versions of classic folk, rock, country, and R&B songs from the 70’s to modern day.

Al also writes his own music and has opened shows for Lisa Loeb and Little Feat.

Al grew up in Branford, and is a Branford High School alumnus. He currently lives in Mansfield Center, CT with his wife, Tara, and son, Noel. 

National Anthem Performers

Keely Baisden Knudsen
Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Legacy Theatre

Stephanie Stiefel Williams
Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, Legacy Theatre

Lily Grant