concerts

Free Concert Series

Hang out and have fun at Sonny’s
There’s nothing like spending a nice evening with friends listening to live music in the outdoors. Sonny’s Place makes it happen!

On select nights we have live music inside the  Sonny’s Pavilion. There’s room for 500+ and a full bar is available, as well as great food from Chef Marco and other refreshments.
Cap off an afternoon of fun on the Go Kart track by kicking back and enjoying an evening of great food, fun, and friends. It will be music to your ears!

Bands and start times are subject to change.

Concert Schedule 2019

Sunday, January 20

Acoustic Rick  – 2:00pm

From his website: “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com

 


 

Sunday, January 27

Sweet Surrender – 2:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Sweet Surrender covers music you like that’s easy listening rock to pop, to country.” https://www.facebook.com/sweetsurrenderacoustic/

 


 

jim-bailey

Sunday, February 3

Jim Bailey – 2:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Jim Bailey!

 
 


 

Sunday, February 10

John Cantalini Band – 2:00pm

Come enjoy some great live music with the John Cantalini Band! www.facebook.com/john.cantalini

 
 


 

Sunday, February 17

Acoustic Rick  – 2:00pm

From his website: “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com

 


 

Dave Brunette

Sunday, February 24

Dave Brunette Band – 2:00pm

From his website: “His musical style is a combination of his edgy and raw rock roots mixed with Pop, Blues, Jazz and classical. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Jimi Hendrix, J.S. Bach, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny etc.” www.davebrunette.com

 


 

Sunday, March 3

Tony Valley Duo  – 2:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with the Tony Valley Duo! www.facebook.com/TonyVEntertainment/

 
 


 

Sunday, March 10

UnionJack Unplugged – 2:00pm

From their Facebook: “Featuring the look and sounds of the 1960’s British Invasion era, UnionJack takes you back to the days of The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, DC 5, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds, Hollies, Searchers, Hermits and many others.” https://www.facebook.com/UnionJack-British-Invasion-Band-10366459452/

 


 

Dave Brunette

Sunday, March 17

Dave Brunette Band – 2:00pm

From his website: “His musical style is a combination of his edgy and raw rock roots mixed with Pop, Blues, Jazz and classical. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Jimi Hendrix, J.S. Bach, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny etc.” www.davebrunette.com

 


 

Sunday, March 24

John Cantalini Band – 2:00pm

Come enjoy some great live music with the John Cantalini Band! www.facebook.com/john.cantalini

 
 


 

jim-bailey

Sunday, March 31

Jim Bailey – 2:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Jim Bailey!

 
 


 

Friday, May 3

Emotion – 8:00pm

From their website: “Emotion is 5 members performing an impressive repertoire of music spanning over 6 decades. From oldies to swing, from rock to country, from pop to the latest dance tunes – Emotion has something for everyone.” http://emotionband.net

 


 

Saturday, May 4

Collective Difference – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Our “collective difference” is that we bring together a range of experience and genres, rocking favorites from Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Queen, Train, the Cars, AC/DC, and REO Speedwagon, as well as No Doubt, Melissa Etheridge, Janis, Elvis, Bruno Mars, and even some surprises!” www.facebook.com/collectivelydifferent/

 


 

Acoustic RickSunday, May 5

Acoustic Rick  – 3:00pm

From his website: “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com

 


 

trailertrash

Friday, May 10

Trailer Trash – 8:00pm

From their website: “Come and sing along to all the songs you sing in your car while no one is looking. Put on a pair of boots and a cowboy hat if you like, or just come as you are, and enjoy a night of great music and fun! This ain’t what your Grandpa labeled “country”…This is TRAILER TRASH!” www.trailertrash413.com

 


 

Saturday, May 11

LA’s BackStage Pass – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Grab your friends, board the BSP jet, and come back with us for a night in the 80’s!” www.facebook.com/LAsBackstagepass/

 


 

Dave Brunette

Sunday, May 12

Dave Brunette Duo – 3:00pm

From his website: “His musical style is a combination of his edgy and raw rock roots mixed with Pop, Blues, Jazz and classical. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Jimi Hendrix, J.S. Bach, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny etc.” www.davebrunette.com

 


 

johnny-sixgun

Friday, May 17

Johnny Sixgun – 8:00pm

Rock 102’s Work Release Program (5pm) presents Johnny Sixgun. Come meet your favorite DJ’s from Rock 102 and enjoy food specials starting at 5pm with Johnny Sixgun playing live starting at 8pm. From their Facebook page: “Classic Rock – LOUD” https://www.facebook.com/Johnny-Sixgun-245529324116/

 


 

Saturday, May 18

Sidetrakd – 8:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Sidetrakd!

 

 


 

savage-brothers

Sunday, May 19

Savage Brothers – 3:00pm

Come enjoy a show from fan favorites The Savage Brothers at Sonny’s Place! From their website: “The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin’, rockin’, and rhythm group. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty. ” www.savagebrothersband.com

 


 

Friday, May 24

John Cantalini Band – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a night of great live music with the John Cantalini Band! www.facebook.com/john.cantalini

 

 


 

Saturday, May 25

Vague Rendition – 8:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Vague Rendition! https://www.facebook.com/vaguerendition

 

 


 

cold-train

Sunday, May 26

Cold Train – 3:00pm

From their website: “Cold Train’s unique group of musicians play a tribute to music born in America’s south land where Rock & Roll and Blues collided at the cross roads of American music. A sound that became coined as good ole’ American “Southern Rock”. A smoking band custom built for good time people.” www.coldtrainband.com

 


 

Acoustic Rick Monday, May 27
Acoustic Rick  – 1:00pmFrom his website: “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com 

 

 


 

Thursday, May 30

Tony Valley – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of great live music with Tony Valley! www.facebook.com/TonyVEntertainment/

 

 


 

jim-bailey

Friday, May 31

Jim Bailey – 8:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Jim Bailey!

 

 


 

Saturday, June 1

Off The Record – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Off the Record plays an enjoyable mix of classic rock, southern rock and country tunes at bars, clubs and private parties.” https://www.facebook.com/OfftheRecordCT/

 


 

Sunday, June 2

The Kings – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page:”The band always keeps you guessing which familiar songs they might put their own spin on, and they will keep the room moving all night long. The best thing about The King’s is that they always have you thinking, “what the heck are they gonna do next??” www.facebook.com/TheKingsMusic

 


 

Thursday, June 6

Sweet Surrender – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Sweet Surrender covers music you like that’s easy listening rock to pop, to country.” https://www.facebook.com/sweetsurrenderacoustic/

 


 

Friday, June 7

Made Men – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with Made Men. From their Facebook page: “Engaging folks who get into acoustics and harmonies.”  http://johnnywithguitar.com/

 


 

Saturday, June 8

384 East – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with 384 East.  http://johnnywithguitar.com/

 

 


 

Sunday, June 9

Johnny Sixgun – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Classic Rock – LOUD” https://www.facebook.com/Johnny-Sixgun-245529324116/

 

 


 

Thursday June 13

70s FM – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with 70’s FM!

 

 


 

Friday, June 14

UnionJack – 8:00pm

From their Facebook: “Featuring the look and sounds of the 1960’s British Invasion era, UnionJack takes you back to the days of The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, DC 5, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds, Hollies, Searchers, Hermits and many others. https://www.facebook.com/UnionJack-British-Invasion-Band-10366459452/

 


 

Saturday, June 15

Collective Difference – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Our “collective difference” is that we bring together a range of experience and genres, rocking favorites from Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Queen, Train, the Cars, AC/DC, and REO Speedwagon, as well as No Doubt, Melissa Etheridge, Janis, Elvis, Bruno Mars, and even some surprises!” www.facebook.com/collectivelydifferent/

 


 

Sunday, June 16

Jeff Pitchell – 3:00pm

Don’t miss your chance to see Jeff Pitchell play his “Billboard award winning, high energy Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and Funk!” From his website: “Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Jeff achieved national recognition when his last CD, Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Charts, selling more CDs than Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters.” www.jeffpitchell.com

 


 

Thursday, June 20

Jeff King & Emma – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with Jeff King & Emma!

 

 


 

Friday, June 21

Floyd Patterson – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with Floyd Patterson playing your favorite classic R&B songs. www.floydpattersonband.com

 


 

Saturday, June 22

Blue Devil Bluez – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “We continue to explore the sonic possibilities and will always continue to worship at the Electric Church of the Blues”. http://www.bluedevilbluez.com/

 


 

Sunday, June 23

Aquanett – 3:00pm

From their website: “Aquanett has been labeled “New England’s most authentic tribute to the 80’s.” Their look, authentic sound to the original artists and dedication to their fans have been keeping people coming out again and again for over a decade. Aquanett covers bands from Ozzy to Metallica, Bon Jovi to Poison.” http://www.aquanett.com/

 


 

Dave Brunette

Thursday, June 27

Dave Brunette – 7:00pm

From his website: “His musical style is a combination of his edgy and raw rock roots mixed with Pop, Blues, Jazz and classical. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Jimi Hendrix, J.S. Bach, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny etc.” www.davebrunette.com

 


 

Trailer Trash

Friday, June 28

Trailer Trash – 8:00pm

From their website: “Come and sing along to all the songs you sing in your car while no one is looking. Put on a pair of boots and a cowboy hat if you like, or just come as you are, and enjoy a night of great music and fun! This ain’t what your Grandpa labeled “country”…This is TRAILER TRASH!” www.trailertrash413.com

 


 

Cold Train

Saturday, June 29

Cold Train – 8:00pm

From their website: “Cold Train’s unique group of musicians play a tribute to music born in America’s south land where Rock & Roll and Blues collided at the cross roads of American music. A sound that became coined as good ole’ American “Southern Rock”. A smoking band custom built for good time people.” www.coldtrainband.com

 


 

Vinyl Revolution

Sunday, June 30

Vinyl Revolution – 3:00pm

From their website: “VINYL REVOLUTION performs the most popular Rock songs from the biggest bands of the 1970’s, re-creating the vivid experience of Classic Rock from what many consider to be the genre’s greatest decade.” http://www.vinylrevolutionband.com/

 


 

Thursday, July 4

Vague Rendition – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Vague Rendition! https://www.facebook.com/vaguerendition

 

 


 

Friday, July 5

Milestone Entertainment – 8:00pm

Enjoy a night of music with a DJ from Milestone Entertainment. Find out more on their website: https://milestonedj.com/

 


 

Friday, July 6

Party Tyme Productions – 8:00pm

Enjoy a night of music with a DJ from Party Tyme Productions!

 

 


 

Sunday, July 7

Acoustic Rick – 3:00pm

From his website: “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com

 


 

Thursday, July 11

Jeff King & Emma – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with Jeff King & Emma!

 

 


 

Friday, July 12

Night Shift – 8:00pm

From their website: “​Nightshift is a dynamic ’60s, ’70s and ’80s cover band made up of five of Connecticut’s most well known and experienced musicians. They only play the most popular songs, the most FUN songs and the most danceable songs that audiences of all ages LOVE to dance to and sing along with!” http://www.nightshiftbandct.com/

 


 

Saturday, July 13

Change Up – 8:00pm

From their Facebook: “Sick of hearing the same old songs by another one of those “party bands”..come check out Change-Up…CT’s newest Rock Cover band..Where we do just that..change it up!! From Metallica to Live, Godsmack to Pink Floyd, Incubus to Ozzy,Three Days Grace to Red Hot Chilli Peppers,Rage Against the Machine to Phil Collins, Sevendust to Candlebox, Foo Fighters to Micheal Jackson(yeah MJ WHAT!!!)..you get the idea. There’s something for everyone at a Change- UP show… https://www.facebook.com/changeupct/

 


 

Sunday, July 14

Aquanett – 3:00pm

From their website: “Aquanett has been labeled “New England’s most authentic tribute to the 80’s.” Their look, authentic sound to the original artists and dedication to their fans have been keeping people coming out again and again for over a decade. Aquanett covers bands from Ozzy to Metallica, Bon Jovi to Poison.” http://www.aquanett.com/

 


 

Thursday, July 18

Sweet Surrender – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Sweet Surrender covers music you like that’s easy listening rock to pop, to country.” https://www.facebook.com/sweetsurrenderacoustic/

 


 

Friday, July 19

Physical Graffiti – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Physical Graffiti “The Led Zeppelin Show” has been touring the United States and overseas for the past 30 years. Their accurate portrayal of Led Zeppelin has left audiences mesmerized worldwide. They’ve played over 2,000 shows in clubs, theaters, colleges and casinos from Toronto, Canada to Tallahassee, Florida and from Tel Aviv, Israel to Bogota, Columbia. You will experience all the sights and sounds of a Led Zeppelin show from years past. Vintage Bonham drums, double-neck guitars, thick bass lines and powerful vocals are just the beginning. Physical Graffiti takes everyone’s favorite Zeppelin song and reproduces it to perfection. So hold on to your seats and get ready to go on a trip back in time to experience the mystery and power of Led Zeppelin. www.facebook.com/Physical-Graffiti

 


 

Saturday, July 20

LA’s BackStage Pass – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Grab your friends, board the BSP jet, and come back with us for a night in the 80’s!” www.facebook.com/LAsBackstagepass/

 


 

Sunday, July 21

Jeff Pitchell – 3:00pm

Don’t miss your chance to see Jeff Pitchell play his “Billboard award winning, high energy Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and Funk!” From his website: “Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Jeff achieved national recognition when his last CD, Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Charts, selling more CDs than Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters.” www.jeffpitchell.com

 


 

Thursday July 25

70s FM – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with 70’s FM!

 

 


 

savage-brothers

Friday, July 26

Savage Brothers – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a show from fan favorites The Savage Brothers at Sonny’s Place! From their website: “The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin’, rockin’, and rhythm group. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty. ” www.savagebrothersband.com

 


 

Saturday, July 27

Johnny Sixgun – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Classic Rock – LOUD” https://www.facebook.com/Johnny-Sixgun-245529324116/

 

 


 

Sunday, July 28

Accidental Groove – 3:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live music with Accidental Groove! https://www.facebook.com/Accidental-Groove-114832795212249/

 


 

jim-bailey

Thursday, August 1

Jim Bailey – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Jim Bailey!

 

 


 

Vinyl Revolution

Friday, August 2

Vinyl Revolution – 8:00pm

From their website: “VINYL REVOLUTION performs the most popular Rock songs from the biggest bands of the 1970’s, re-creating the vivid experience of Classic Rock from what many consider to be the genre’s greatest decade.” http://www.vinylrevolutionband.com/

 


 

Vinyl Revolution

Saturday, August 3

The 70’s Project – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “A musical tribute to the biggest Billboard hits of the 1970s. Ace, AWB, Climax Blues Band, Doobies, Elton John, Hall & Oats, Frampton, Ringo Starr, Wings & MORE!” https://www.facebook.com/the70sprojectband/

 


 

Sunday, August 4

The Kings – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page:”The band always keeps you guessing which familiar songs they might put their own spin on, and they will keep the room moving all night long. The best thing about The King’s is that they always have you thinking, “what the heck are they gonna do next??” www.facebook.com/TheKingsMusic

 


 

Thursday, August 8

From Logan To Lima – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a night of live alternative rock music with From Logan To Lima! https://www.facebook.com/fromlogan/