concerts

Free Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all concerts through June 20th have been cancelled.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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 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 2020

 

 

 
joon

Saturday, June 20

Joon – 8:00pm

From their website: “Joon has made a name for themselves, creating a unique sound that blends a mix of rock and funk with soulful songwriting. Joon has built a reputation of being a vocal powerhouse, delivering high energy in every performance with a sound similar to that of Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews Band, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.” https://www.joonband.com/

 

 

Sunday, June 21

Dead Show – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: Dead Show is an accomplished Grateful Dead tribute band from Northern Connecticut focused on playing a very wide variety of the Dead’s live repertoire. https://www.facebook.com/DeadShowCT

 

 

Thursday, June 25

UnionJack Acoustic – 7:00pm

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/

 

 

Friday, June 26

The Kings – 8:00pm

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

 

 

Saturday, June 27

Johnny Sixgun – 8:00pm

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

 
 

 

Sunday, June 28

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 2

Ysabella ray – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Ysabella Ray! https://www.youtube.com/c/ysabellaray

 

 

 
Dave Brunette

Friday, July 3

Dave Brunette – 8:00pm

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

 

 

Saturday, July 4

Georgia Webster – 12:00pm

Come enjoy some great live music with Georgia Webster! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnTdKj-eMel-ldqqTFI1aQ/

 

Vague Rendition – 8:00pm

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

 
 
 
 

 

Sunday, July 5

Sidetracked – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “We are Sidetracked! We play a wide variety of covers everything from Beatles to Adele and everything in between …. we usually still to more “rock” tunes but like to put new spins on them!” https://www.facebook.com/sidetrackedbandlive/

 

 

Thursday, July 9

Jim Bailey – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live acoustic music with Jim Bailey! “For more than 30 years Jim Bailey has delighted audiences with a rich blend of music which includes hundreds of popular standards as well as blues, folk, traditional, and original music.” http://www.jukeboxjim.com/

 

 

Friday, July 10

Aquanett – 8:00pm

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/

 

 

Saturday, July 11

Change Up – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “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/

 

 
Lobsterz From Marz

Sunday, July 12

8th Annual Lobster Bake featuring Lobsterz From Marz – 3:00pm

Come enjoy Sonny’s 8th annual lobster bake with a live performance from Lobsterz From Marz! From their Facebook page: “New England’s favorite Grateful Dead cover band for 30 years and counting! Playing the music of the Grateful Dead for 30 years and truckin’ on!” Facebook – Lobsterz From Marz

 

 

Thursday, July 16

Jlamm & Finn Duo – 7:00pm

“JLamm & Finn is an acoustic duo playing a wide variety of music , mostly covers from the 60’s to present day. Genre can be best described as laid back country rock jam Americana. Influenced by Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band and Johnny Cash.” https://www.facebook.com/jlammfinn/

 

 

 

Friday, July 17

Equinoxx – 8:00pm

From their website: “Playing all your favorites from the 80’s like Journey, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake, we also throw in classics such as Led Zeppelin and Boston, and continually update our songlist, including material from the current era.” https://equinoxxband.com

 

 

Saturday, July 18

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

 

 

Sunday, July 19

Livio Gravini & The Free Spirit Society – 3:00pm

From their website: “The Free Spirit Society is an original rock band who’s music and feel is rooted in classic American Rock-n-Roll.” https://liviogravini.com/the-free-spirit-society

 

 

Thursday, July 23

Dead Show – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Dead Show is an accomplished Grateful Dead tribute band from Northern Connecticut focused on playing a very wide variety of the Dead’s live repertoire.” https://www.facebook.com/DeadShowCT

 

 

Friday, July 24

Ozzie Williams RRB – 8:00pm

From his Facebook page: “Ozzie Williams RRB, which stands for Roots, Rhythm, Blues, is a tribute to that great sound that came out of the Sax/Muscle Shoals Studios in the early 60’s. Artist like Otis Reading, Wilson Pickett, plus classic Reggae and Blues are featured.” https://www.facebook.com/ozziewilliamsrrb/

 

 

Saturday, July 25

Johnny Sixgun – 8:00pm

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

 
 

 
cooper-jones-band

Sunday, July 26

The Cooper Jones Band – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “The COOPER JONES BAND is a musically diverse four piece band covering dance-able Classic and Southern Rock.” https://www.facebook.com/cooperjonesband/

 

 

Thursday, July 30

UnionJack – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “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/

 

 
cold-train

Friday, July 31

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

 

 

Saturday, August 1

Lobsterz From Marz – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “New England’s favorite Grateful Dead cover band for 30 years and counting! Playing the music of the Grateful Dead for 30 years and truckin’ on!” Facebook – Lobsterz From Marz

 

 
ctough-customer

Sunday, August 2

Beyond Purple – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Beyond Purple is a CT based rock band that performs the hits of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Dio and Whitesnake.” https://www.facebook.com/BeyondPurpleRocks/

 

 

Thursday, August 6

Georgia Webster – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live music with Georgia Webster! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnTdKj-eMel-ldqqTFI1aQ/

 

 

 

Friday, August 7

LA’s BackStage Pass – 8:00pm

Rock 102’s Work Release Program (5pm) presents LA’s Backstage Pass. Come meet your favorite DJ’s from Rock 102 and enjoy food specials starting at 5pm with LA’s Backstage Pass playing live starting at 8pm. 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/

 

 

Saturday, August 8

Jlamm & Finn Duo – 12:00pm

“JLamm & Finn is an acoustic duo playing a wide variety of music , mostly covers from the 60’s to present day. Genre can be best described as laid back country rock jam Americana. Influenced by Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band and Johnny Cash.” https://www.facebook.com/jlammfinn/

 

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.” https://emotionbandlive.com/

 
 

 

Sunday, August 9

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, August 13

John Cantalini Band – 7:00pm

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

 
 

 

Friday, August 14

Equinoxx – 8:00pm

From their website: “Playing all your favorites from the 80’s like Journey, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake, we also throw in classics such as Led Zeppelin and Boston, and continually update our songlist, including material from the current era.” https://equinoxxband.com

 

 
Trailer Trash

Saturday, August 15

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

 

 

Sunday, August 16

Shovelhead – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Hard Drivin’ Southern & Classic Rock- Still have my ’78 Shovelhead Harley FX…,2″sampson drags,kicker…, keeps my garage floor from rusting……,” http://shovelheadlive.net/

 

 

Thursday, August 20

Underdogs – 7:00pm

Come enjoy some great live music with the Underdogs! “An eclectic acoustic guitar duo ready for just about anything.” https://www.facebook.com/bigmikepokey/

 


 

Friday, August 21

Change Up – 8:00pm

From their Facebook page: “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/

 

 
savage-brothers

Saturday, August 22

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

 

 

Sunday, August 23

Jlamm & Finn Beef Tones Band – 1:00pm

Come enjoy some great classic rock music with Jlamm & Finn Beef Tones Band!

 

 

 

Thursday, August 27

Livio Gravini – 7:00pm

“Livio Gravini has been performing for audiences in New England for many years and is considered a local legend to his devoted fan base. His songwriting style reflects the classic feel for the culture found in this area, rich with blues, and Rock-n-Roll. A seasoned professional, his powerful voice and personality are felt in every performance.” https://liviogravini.com/

 


 
cold-train

Friday, August 28

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

 

 

Saturday, August 29

King Country – 8:00pm

Come enjoy a night of great live music with King Country!

 
 

 

Sunday, August 30

The Whistlin’ Dixie – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “We are here to show you what GOOD music is, good country!! Beer drinking, dungaree wearing, spitting when ya talk, where is my tooth, is she my cousin kind of good country.” https://www.facebook.com/thebigdixie/

 

 

Thursday, September 3

Collective Difference Acoustic – 7:00pm

“Collective Difference gets all ages dancing with 80s tunes (Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Tubes, Bon Jovi), 70s funk, country hits, 50s faves and contemporary pop.” www.facebook.com/collectivelydifferent/

 

 

Friday, September 4

The Kings – 8:00pm

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

 

 

Sunday, September 6

Blue Devil Bluez – 3:00pm

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/

 

 

Monday, September 7

Sidetracked – 1:00pm

Labor Day From their Facebook page: “We are Sidetracked! We play a wide variety of covers everything from Beatles to Adele and everything in between …. we usually still to more “rock” tunes but like to put new spins on them!” https://www.facebook.com/sidetrackedbandlive/

 

 

Friday, September 11

Slant 6 – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “We are High School Rock band from Enfield, CT. Playing real rock music! We cover classic, modern and alt rock.” https://www.facebook.com/slant6theband/

 

Beryllium – 8:30pm

Come enjoy some great live music with Beryllium! https://www.facebook.com/beryllium.band/

 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, September 12

LA’s BackStage Pass – 7:00pm

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, September 13

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/

 

 

Friday, September 18

The DeadHeads MA – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “The DeadHeads MA channel the energetic creativity of The Grateful Dead’s earliest performances, while maintaining the bluegrass rock, folk style of their songs. All band members bring their characteristic playing styles and unique personas to the band’s sound, and are notorious for playing 3 hour sets with no breaks in between, passing solos around the room over a tightly-knit rhythm section, and frequenting guest musicians–The Deadheads are a must-see-it-to-believe-it Grateful Dead experience. ” https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadHeadsMA/

 

 

Saturday, September 19

Johnny Sixgun – 7:00pm

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

 
 

 

Sunday, September 20

Night-Moves – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “5 piece band playing fresh classic rock covers from: Bob Seger, Tom Petty, CCR, Joe Walsh, Led Zep, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers & many more!” https://www.facebook.com/Night-Moves-803542273158374/

 

 

Friday, September 25

Change Up – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “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/

 

 

Saturday, September 26

Equinoxx – 7:00pm

From their website: “Playing all your favorites from the 80’s like Journey, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake, we also throw in classics such as Led Zeppelin and Boston, and continually update our songlist, including material from the current era.” https://equinoxxband.com

 

 
Acoustic Rick

Sunday, September 27

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, October 2

Trailer Trash – 7:00pm

Rock 102’s Work Release Program (5pm) presents Trailer Trash. Come meet your favorite DJ’s from Rock 102 and enjoy food specials starting at 5pm with Trailer Trash playing live starting at 7pm. 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

 

 
joon

Saturday, October 3

Joon – 7:00pm

From their website: “Joon has made a name for themselves, creating a unique sound that blends a mix of rock and funk with soulful songwriting. Joon has built a reputation of being a vocal powerhouse, delivering high energy in every performance with a sound similar to that of Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews Band, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.” https://www.joonband.com/

 

 
cold-train

Sunday, October 4

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

 

 
savage-brothers

Friday, October 9

Savage Brothers – 7:00pm

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, October 10

The Leftovers – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “The Leftovers are a band set up to have Fun, Hang out with friends, and Jam the music they grew up on and what their friends like or request. Rock on!” https://www.facebook.com/LeftoversRock/

 

 

Sunday, October 11

384 East – 3:00pm

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

 
 

 

Friday, October 16

Emotion – 7:00pm

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.” https://emotionbandlive.com/

 

 
cooper-jones-band

Saturday, October 17

The Cooper Jones Band – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “The COOPER JONES BAND is a musically diverse four piece band covering dance-able Classic and Southern Rock.” https://www.facebook.com/cooperjonesband/

 

 

Sunday, October 18

King Country – 3:00pm

Come enjoy a night of great live music with King Country!

 
 

 

Friday, October 23

Wicked Biscuit – 7:00pm

From their Facebook page: “Wicked Biscuit, much like a Phoenix- a band born from ashes of others, The Pencils & The Whole Enchilada. Biscuit covers fun dance songs from then and now.” https://www.facebook.com/Wicked-Biscuit-2196406827246676/

 

 

Saturday, October 24

The Kings – 7:00pm

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

 

 

Sunday, October 25

Slant 6 – 3:00pm

From their Facebook page: “We are High School Rock band from Enfield, CT. Playing real rock music! We cover classic, modern and alt rock.” https://www.facebook.com/slant6theband/

 

Beryllium – 4:30pm

Come enjoy some great live music with Beryllium! https://www.facebook.com/beryllium.band/

 
 
 
 

 
Vinyl Revolution

Friday, October 30

Vinyl Revolution – 7:00pm

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/

 

 

Saturday, October 31

LA’s BackStage Pass – 7:00pm

Halloween Bash 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, November 1

Acoustic Rick – 3:00pm

Fan Appreciation Day 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