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July 2020

Thursdays on the Dock – Small Pond All Stars

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. This week’s band is the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Butter Jones

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Butter Jones Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Butter Jones, with a unique blend of indie rock, americana, and a dash of jam…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Tiny Ocean Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Tiny Ocean is a mixture of americana, indie folk, folk rock, indie folk. Kierstin Sieser, Jeremy…

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August 2020

Thursdays on the Dock – Little Big Band

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Little Big Band Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The Little Big Band includes Piano, Bass, Drums, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 5 Saxophones…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2020

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Connecticut River Museum’s FOURTH annual downriver paddle regatta to benefit the Museum’s education programs will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00 – 3:00. The Regatta is open to all paddle craft: canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats! This year will feature 1 race route only: Eagle Landing Race: The 9 mile race starts at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and finishes in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. The races are open…

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Thursdays on the Dock – John Spignesi Band

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock John Spignesi Band Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. New Haven based quartet "JSB" (shortened for The John Spignesi Band) is a group…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Meadows Brothers Band

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Meadows Brothers Band Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The Meadows Brothers music exists in the spaces between a rock&roll band that writes…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Old Dog New Trick

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Old Dog New Trick Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Old Dog New Trick is an increasingly popular local talent that sprang onto…

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September 2020

Thursdays on the Dock – Local Honey

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Local Honey Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Born out of a mutual respect for all things auditory and a humble appreciation for…

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Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Dixieland Band

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock USCG Dixieland Band Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform…

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