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Thursdays on the Dock: United States Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursdays on the Dock
United States Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band
Thursday, July 6, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple for 14 years and is still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, listen to a free concert, and watch the sun go down over the river.

Our presenting sponsor Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering free massages and giveaways.

The United States Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Traditional Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union, England, Japan, and Taiwan. Notable venues include Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Times Square in New York City, the Blue Note Club in Taipei (Taiwan), the Embarcadero in San Francisco, the John F. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C., and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The Band appeared at prestigious Traditional Jazz Festivals in Sacramento, California; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Washington, DC. The six-member group has also performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts across the nation, including CBS News This Morning and Fox and Friends.

  • MUCS Mark McCormick, bass and group leader
  • MUC Cedric Mayfield, clarinet
  • MU1 Luke Wingfield, trumpet
  • MUC Sean Nelson, trombone
  • MU1 Yeissonn Villamar, piano
  • MU1 Nathan Lassell, drum set
  • MUC Robert Holtorff, audio engineer

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We pass a hat!
These events are free; we pass a hat to enable us to continue the tradition.

Cash bar. Please no BYOB.
Beer and wine are available for purchase. Porky Pete’s is onsite and has options for dinner or snacks.

Want to get out on the water?
Take a sunset cruise aboard the Onrust. Departing from Steamboat Dock, the cruise is a great way to experience New England’s Great River. Bring a picnic supper.

While you are on property, photographs may be taken for promotional purposes.

Image courtesy of: CT River Museum



July 6
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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