Laudable Productions Presents...
Millpond.Live 2021 | Brass for Brunch
Sponsored by River Valley Co-op!
Mark your calendars and get ready for two magical evenings of music on September 10th and 11th... and a third benefit concert on Sunday, September 12th!
Glen David Andrews Band
Hurricane Ida battered Louisiana last Sunday with an onslaught of harsh winds and floodwaters, leaving nearly a million people without power in New Orleans. It sent hundreds of thousands of people scrambling to evacuate, and left countless others bracing for survival, in an eerie echo of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in Louisiana 16 years ago to the day.
Our dear friend - Glen David Andrews, The Crown Prince of Treme - just happened to be touring in the Northeast when the hurricane hit, making it impossible for him and his fellow musicians to return home to the Crescent City. Join us for an unscheduled benefit concert to rally support for New Orleans culture bearers. Your donations will support the band and recovery efforts mobilized by Feed The Second Line
, a 501(c)3 organization that works directly with culture bearers to provide food assistance, shelter, and rebuilding services.
As usual, this is a FREE event, but we are asking all attendees to RSVP to reserve a spot due to new capacity limits. Click here to RSVP: www.millpond.live
This year, we will be offering livestream coverage of the festival for those not ready yet for large crowds. A virtual ticket is also free, with the option to donate at checkout. Donations are greatly appreciated! Virtual tickets are available at the following: https://thirdrow.live/millpond/
Little Truc, Corsello Butcheria, and Ginger Love Cafe will be serving a delicious menu of offerings while Abandoned Building Brewery and New City Brewery will be pouring their signature craft brews to whet your whistle.
With the help of the Connecticut River Conservancy, we'll be removing trash from the Lower Mill Pond and nearby bike path from on Saturday (9/11) morning from 9-11am. Register for the cleanup at: ctriver.org/cleanup
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and her staff will be hosting a Civic Engagement Tent focusing on Covid-19 tools resources. Stop by and learn about the tools and programs available to residents.
CitySpace will engage festival-goers with fun activities and share the latest updates on the renovation of Old Town Hall.
Families bring picnics or savor delicious offerings from local food trucks, while nearby breweries serve a rotating selection of handcrafted beverages. Children clamber on the illuminated play structure and cavort about the lawn in gleeful packs, their laughter filling the warm night air. As the sunset, the cliffs of Mt. Tom are illuminated in scarlet and gold. Dancers step and sway while couples draw close as the stars come out.
Your health and safety are always on our minds. Capacity will be limited, and attendees will be required to wear face coverings except when eating and drinking. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and feel comfortable. We will send additional information to all guests before the event.