It’s time to gather your crew and head down to the Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock on Thursday evenings for cocktails and music overlooking historic Essex Harbor. Back by popular demand for a fifth summer season, “Thursdays at the Dock” extends the Museum’s daily hours by opening the first floor galleries, museum shop and North deck from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm starting on July 12 and running through August 30. All are invited to sample the River’s great heritage and natural beauty while enjoying music and refreshments on the waterfront. Each week, featured area musicians perform a diverse mix of maritime folk, bluegrass, folk rock, and other popular styles. A reduced admission price of $5 per person will be charged, Museum members are admitted free. Cash bar and light snacks will be available.
Jazz duo Tom Briggs and Andy Sherwood will be the featured performers for the July 12 season opener. Both musicians are currently faculty members of the Community Music School in Centerbrook, each having been with the United States Coast Guard Band for more than 25 years. Mr. Briggs was the musical director of the Coast Guard Masters of Swing jazz septet while Mr. Sherwood led the Coast Guard Dixieland band. For more information on Thursdays at the Dock, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860-767-8269. The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street on the historic waterfront in Essex, CT.