The Southeast City Cultural Arts Coalition (TOSCAC) is thrilled to host a free outdoor summer music series at the Electrazone Park Gazebo. The series will begin on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Sunday as an alternate rain date option. The concert series will continue for a total of 7 weeks until July 23, 2022 and will feature local musicians from various musical genres.
Located at the corner of Railroad and Morningthorpe Avenues in Brewster, the park is easily accessible via several means of transportation, including a scenic drive along the East Branch Reservoir along Route 22 North. The location is also a 10-minute drive from Exit 10 along Route 684. Concert goers may also find the convenience of traveling via the MTA Metro-North Hudson Line to Brewster Station, as the Belvedere is a 5-minute walk away. Hartransit runs a shuttle service for those traveling between Danbury, CT and the Brewster train station.
Last summer saw a successful inaugural series of concerts sponsored by the Coalition, as the community slowly returned to social activities after the 2020 sequestration. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and limited financial resources, musicians graciously volunteered their time and donations were requested from participants. The goal this year is to remunerate musicians through donations collected through sponsorships and grants.
To ensure the success of this venture, the non-profit organization solicits businesses operating in the community. TOSCAC’s fundraising goals will be achieved through sponsorship and individual donations, allowing the organization to compensate artists and expand their promotional efforts while increasing the visibility of the magnificent property in the Putnam County watershed. and sponsors supporting the series.
To date, sponsorships have been received from Ace Endico Corp.., Brewster, a family specialty food distributor, Examiner Media/Putnam Examiner, Professional Water Systems, a water treatment company in Ridgefield specializing in water softening, filtration systems, water reverse osmosis drinking water, radon mitigation and more. Elisa Zuckerberg, founder of Listen to it there(.com), has also joined the Coalition. Hear It There is a live music directory and online entertainment site.
Group submissions are being accepted at this time and interested artists should submit using this link. The deadline has been extended to February 28, 2022. Group selections will be announced in April.
TOSCAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to developing an accessible and affordable performing arts venue and cultural center for the Village of Brewster, the City of Southeast and surrounding communities of Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess and Fairfield counties.