Labor Day Weekend Concerts in the Park

Jay Dempsey Band photo

The Jay Dempsey Band

Join us for a magical, musical Labor Day Weekend of Concerts in the Park 2017 featuring two concerts – one on Friday, another on Sunday.

Country music at its best will be featured Friday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton when Jay Dempsey and his band sets the mood. Dempsey’s country band features some seasoned players from “Highway Call” & “High Times.” Returning to the lineup are veterans Jim Pavelski on drums, Don Hemmer on pedal steel and electric guitar and Chuck Davis on bass & vocals.

Jay’s 2017 show includes some well-known traditional country tunes, featuring the pedal steel guitar, Texas Country, Southern rock and some favorite country contemporary radio hits. The band recently performed the Mohegan Sun 2017 BBQ Festival and the Taste of Mystic. A free, family fun City of Groton Concert not to be missed.

On Sunday the big sound of the Rock N’ Soul Revue band will be featured in Washington Park in the City of Groton beginning at 6:30 p.m. You will simply want to start dancing, when the Rock N’ Soul Revue strikes up the band with Motown, rock, pop and a touch of calypso.

Rock 'n Soul Revue Band

Rock ‘n Soul Revue

The concert series is free and is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline. Or check out Groton Utilities’ web site at and the City’s web site at

Food is available on site.  The City of Groton Babe Ruth League sells food and drink as a fund raiser.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

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