The Weston Historical Society announces its 2017 "Music at the Barn" outdoor summer concert series. The 2017 season features popular local musicians, bands and performers, and will be held Sunday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road on June 25, July 23 and August 27. No reservations are required for this delightful family entertainment series. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy show. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors and chairs will be set up. Admission is $10 per member, $15 per non-member, and kids are free.
OTIS AND THE HURRICANES – Sunday June 25th Otis and the Hurricanes play the roots of American Rock 'n Roll influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Little Feat, The Funky Meters, Alan Toussaint, Delbert McClinton, and the legendary Chuck Berry. The Hurricanes are a group of veteran musicians who will rock the barn! Chris "Otis" Cross is the voice of the Hurricanes. His friends named him "Otis" at the age of 12 when he picked up a Fender Telecaster and bent his first blues note. He has opened for and played with musical icons like James Montgomery, Mark Naftalin, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Buckwheat Zydeco.
P.J. PACIFICO – Sunday July 23 P.J. has built a name for himself over the past few years, with a number of CD & EP releases via Viper Records and gaining credibility in indie singer-songwriter circles for his serene and thoughtful brand of introspective folk and pop music. Pacifico has evolved from a beloved, under-the-radar, Connecticut-based road warrior to an international-profile indie, and has been covered in national outlets ranging from Musicians Magazine to American Songwriter and more. He recently signed a licensing deal with Razor & Tie Publishing and will be announcing new tour dates soon. On his new Viper Records EP 'Ready to Run', singer P.J. Pacifico takes a leap of faith and leaves behind the acoustic guitar stylings focusing instead on synthesizers as the backdrop to his intense, emotional lyrics,
THE CHRIS COOGAN QUARTET – Sunday August 27 Jazz and gospel musician Chris Coogan will close out the "Music at the Barn" series on Sunday, August 28. The New York Times called Chris "a masterful pianist." He has played with many famous musicians and celebrities among them Stevie Van Zandt, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Phoebe Snow, and Ben E. King among others. His gospel credentials include performances with Take 6, Maya Angelou and Richard Smallwood. A Weston native, he directs the Good News Choir, a community choir, and teaches jazz piano. His recordings of original jazz and gospel music are available on CD. On television, Coogan has played piano on "Celebrity Jeopardy" and the "Arsenio Hall Show." He has written and performed original gospel music for a PBS documentary on evangelist Amy Semple McPherson with Emmy award-winning composer Brian Keane.