Music series

Powder Ridge will kick off the Summer Mountain Music Series on June 18 in Middlefield

The season, which kicks off June 18 with 80s tribute band Jessies Girl, will run until September 24 and will feature artists including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tribute, Tramps Like Us and more, according to A press release.

The event, also produced by Derek Signore of The Sound Magazine, will feature more than 10 musical acts over eight shows alongside craft and food vendors, according to the release.

“We’re giving fans something they can really enjoy,” Powder Ridge CEO Sean Hayes, CEO of Powder Ridge Park, said in a prepared statement. “The bands we’ve chosen for this year’s series really cater to all musical tastes, from 80s pop to classic rock. These performances will be talked about for years to come.

Powder Ridge will honor its roots with the main event, Powder Ridge Festival, a one-day event on July 30, which will take audiences back in time to 1970, when Powder Ridge hosted the “greatest festival ever.” ever happened,” featuring Neil Young, The Allman Brothers, Van Morrison and more. This summer, Powder Ridge will host Broken Arrow, Moondance and SoulShine to recreate that musical lineup, he said.

Other numbers will be Thunderstruck and Alpaca Gnomes with Creamery Station & Drop Party.


A “Back to The Eighties Show” with Jessie’s Girl on June 18 will feature New York rock and pop singers Jenna O’Gara, Chris Hall and Mark Rinzel, who will be backed by Eric Presti on guitar, Drew Mortali on bass and Michael Maenza on drums.

Tickets are $28 in advance, $35 on the day, or $50 for a VIP package.

Tramps Like Us, July 16: The band performed over 2,000 shows. The band prides itself on “long, intense gigs,” often playing 3.5- to 4-hour shows, according to the press release.

July 30 will feature Powder Ridge Fest with Broken Arrow performing music by Neil Young; SoulShine, a group of seasoned New York musicians who love the Allman Brothers Band; and Moon Dance, the Van Morrison tribute concert.

Powder Ridge Fest tickets are $38 in advance and $45 the day of the show.

August 12 will feature Thunderstruck, America’s AC/DC tribute, “five men completely united and driven by their own passion for AC/DC’s music,” the site said.

August 26 will feature Alpaca Gnomes, an original seven-piece rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport; with Creamery Station, a band from Connecticut that mixes jam, blues, rock and bluegrass; and Drop Party, an “eclectic coastal Connecticut septet that aims to bring its sound to people and spread joy”.

September 10 will feature The British Legends of Rock Show 1960s-1970s, a British themed show playing a rock and roll buffet of great British rock legends.

Other dates are to be determined. To visit powderridgepark.com for ticket prices and information.