Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm – Keeney Koolers I: Mass-Conn-Fusion To Be Held Indoors

Due to tomorrow’s predicted record heat and humidity, Mass-Conn-Fusion’s Keeney Koolers Concert will be held in the air-conditioned Keeney Ballroom (200 Main Street, Wethersfield). Wethersfield Historical Society will provide seating. You are still welcome to bring your picnic coolers and beverages. Same great band, same great entertainment. The only difference is that it will be 20 to 30 degrees cooler.

Mass-Conn-Fusion, with possibly the coolest band name ever, opens the 2024 series. After a stellar Keeney Koolers’ debut in 2022, and a killer follow-up performance on last year’s PorchFest, WHS is thrilled to welcome Mass-Conn-Fusion back to the showmobile stage. Founded by bassist James Healy at the UCONN music department, Mass-Conn-Fusion draws its talent from both sides of the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. The band’s extensive repertoire has something for everyone, featuring Motown, R&B, and Funk along with hits of the 60’s through the present. The full ensemble features female lead vocalists, horns, and a solid rhythm section guaranteed to get you up on your feet.

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm – Keeney Koolers II: The Patty Tuite Group

The Patty Tuite Group makes a return visit to the showmobile stage. The band made their Keeney Koolers’ debut in 2022 just days after the release of their album “Hard Case of the Blues”. The album charted in the top 50 of the RMR Contemporary Blues Charts for 10 weeks and spent 7 weeks in the top 20, reaching a high of number 3! The Patty Tuite Group’s synthesis of blues, jazz, and rock made them an instant hit with the discerning Wethersfield audience.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Come early and stake out your space on the lawn in front of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield) for a great time. Concerts take place outdoors on the showmobile stage and thanks to the generosity of three private donors.  admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move indoors to the Ballroom at the Keeney.

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm – Keeney Koolers III: Number Nine

Wethersfield’s favorite Beatles cover band, Number Nine, closes out the series with a unique twist. Wethersfield Historical Society is officially naming Number Nine’s Keeney Koolers appearance a “60’s Night” in a nod to the upcoming “Decades” exhibit. WHS will give away “smiley face” buttons (while supplies last) and the society’s table will be serving Tang. Start thinking about those forgotten items in basements, attics, and closets associated with a particular decade – 1950s thru the 1990s –  that might be iconic enough to feature in the exhibit. Let curator Kristina Oschmann know. Wear your tie-dye and let your freak flag fly. Number Nine, a long-time Wethersfield favorite, consistently gets the audience up on their feet and dancing. While larger in numbers than the original Fab Four, it’s great to have the added resources on hand for the denser music the Beatles generated in studio.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Come early and stake out your space on the lawn in front of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield) for a great time. Concerts take place outdoors on the showmobile stage and thanks to the generosity of three private donors.  admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move indoors to the Ballroom at the Keeney.

Latest Edition (June 2024) of the Almanac Now Available

Wethersfield Historical Society is now distributing our newsletter, the Almanac, digitally. Costs have become too prohibitive to continue our current practice of printing and mailing individual copies. We are committed to producing four issues per year. You can read the current issue in your browser HERE. You’ll find notifications of subsequent issues on this page of the society’s website and links to issues will also be posted to the “Newsletters” page. Issues are also available to download and print for those who  prefer a hard copy.