Hoot for Hunger takes place Friday at Washington Street Coffee House

The latest Hoot for Hunger concert, benefitting the New London Community Meal Center, happens Friday in the Washington Street Coffee House.




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Upcoming concerts and shows

Lea Michele — May 4 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $40, $55

Bell Biv Devoe, En Vogue — May 26 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$105

John Mellencamp — Aug. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49.50 

Sebastian Maniscalco — Aug. 26, 27 at Mohegan Sun arena; tickets on sael at 10 a.m. today; $59-$149

Jethro Tull — Nov. 4 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40, $60

Lukas Graham — May 27 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $55

Bob Dylan — June 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59.50-$129.50

Lady Antebellum — July 22 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $26.75-$59.50




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