The music scene is alive and well in Connecticut. Venues in this area attract quite the mix of musicians, ranging from local acts to big names known around the world. If you love live music, keep reading to find out which venues are the most popular for concerts in Wallingford, CT, and for a list of several upcoming shows!
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Wallingford, CT, Concerts
From large venues to intimate gatherings, there are a number of fantastic places to enjoy Wallingford, CT, concerts. Learn about several of them below, and be sure to check their websites for the latest concert dates and info.
This is arguably the biggest and most popular concert venue that Wallingford has to offer. All manner of musical genres have echoed amongst the walls of this theatre near downtown Wallingford. The Oakland Theatre has a long and unique history. Upcoming shows feature concerts as diverse as Kidz Bop Live 2018 to Mullett (an 80s tribute band, complete with long, flowing 80s hair).
FAB4 Music Festival
June 9th 2 p.m.
If you’re a Beatles fan, you’ll want to go to this. The FAB4 Music Festival is a one-day Beatles-themed festival. There will be 20 bands playing indoors and out, and there is a special guest that has yet to be announced. There will also be vendors offering Beatles memorabilia.
Kidz Bop Live 2018
June 16th 6 p.m.
Kidz Bop presents “kid-friendly versions” of pop songs, “sung by kids for kids.”
Ray Lamontagne with Neko Case
June 26th 7:30 p.m.
Ray Lamontagne won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Folk Album with God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise. Neko Case’s music has been described as “country noir.” Both are releasing new albums this year which will come out just before this concert. This gives you ample time to listen to them, first, so you can sing along at the concert.
August 4th 9 p.m.
A fun, energetic 80s cover band.
September 8th 8 p.m.
Perhaps best known for his role in the band The Talking Heads, David Byrne’s American Utopia tour is awaited by many with bated breath. Byrne has claimed that it is his most ambitious performance since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.
Wallingford Center Inc.
The Wallingford Center is concerned with historic preservation and “a restoration of pride in the downtown as the heart of the community.” The Wallingford Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors a free summer concert series which features local musicians.
- July 5th 7 p.m. – Mighty Soul Drivers
- July 12th 7 p.m. – Cover to Cover
- July 19th 7 p.m. – Southern Voice
- August 2nd 7 p.m. – 102D Army Band
- August 9th 7 p.m. – Simply Diamond
- August 16th 7 p.m. – River Mud
Wamleg is a small venue with occasional shows featuring both local and larger bands. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.
Cherry Street Station
This is a bar and a live music venue that “specializes in metal, punk, and hardcore.” They feature both local and touring bands and insist upon not hosting cover bands. You must be 21+ to gain access to this venue.
The Best Place to Stay in Wallingford, CT
No matter what kind of concert in Wallingford, CT, you’re interested in attending, you’ll want a relaxing place to recharge each night of your stay. Wallingford Victorian Inn is a gorgeous boutique hotel that has been around for more than a century. Meticulous detail translates into an atmosphere of opulence, true to the Victorian form. We have a Music Room, a Library, and a parlor populated with period furnishing. Stay in one of our five suites and enjoy the decor of a bygone era coupled with modern comforts.
If you’re looking for a cozy, romantic room, consider the Charles Tibbits Suite. You can snuggle up in an antique, full-size bed with a down comforter. Or, you can settle in on your own private sleeping balcony and enjoy the view of the surrounding area. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by