Live at The Buttonwood Tree - Middletown, CT (Sat. March 2nd)




I'm so excited to announce the band's first appearance at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center!

This is such a cool local venue right within driving distance from pretty much anywhere in Connecticut. Join us for two sets of original music. Cheap tickets, a grand piano, refreshments.. what more can you ask from a night out? Find it at The Buttonwood Tree on Saturday, March 2nd!

March 2, 2024 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM

Doors at 7pm

The Buttonwood Tree: 605 Main St Middletown, CT 06457




"The Buttonwood Tree opened its doors as a storefront bookstore and performance space in Middletown’s North End in 1989. Begun by the first director, Wesleyan alumna Susan Eastman Allison and her husband, the DJ and radio personality, Stephan Allison, it was the first such place in the city. Middletown has and has had many cultural enterprises over the years but The Buttonwood Tree is unique in that company. From its opening it has been a grassroots, avant garde center for all ages, all comers, artists and audiences. Recognized nationally and internationally as a music venue (see Kunle Mwanga), it has also offered programs led by outstanding artists in contemporary theater, literature, art, poetry and dance—from belly to hip hop—as well as opening its doors to community activists, educational and religious groups.

In 1990 the city’s Commission on the Arts approached the Allisons with the concept of turning the bookstore into a non-profit arts organization to serve the North End and all of Middletown as a hub for the Arts. In 1991 Ibis Books was transformed into North End Arts Rising, Inc. still carrying “The Buttonwood Tree” name.

For over 20 years now, NEAR has served greater Middletown and beyond with low-cost/free entertainment and enrichment. Hosting concerts and events weekly, with concerts and performances on the weekends. Light snacks, wine and beverages are available for purchase."




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