The City of Middletown is in the midst of its annual "Summer Sounds" series and this Tuesday (7/23) presents the Caribbean Soca sounds of Moto at 7 p.m. in Union Park on South Green. In case of rain, the concert moves inside of South Congregational Church, across the Green on Pleasant Street. For more information, go to arts2go.org.
Music at the Mansion continues Wednesday at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth Street in Middletown, with Gail Wade & Turning Point playing a pleasing blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and country musics, what we now call "Americana." Singer/songwriter/guitarist Gail Wade has been performing for over 2 decades and has performed throughout New England as well as releasing 2 CDs. Turning Point - Dan Menzone (banjo), Peggy Ann Harvey (fiddle, saxophone, harmonica), RobRainwater (acoustic bass) and Tim St. Jean (drums) - makes a joyful noise in support of Ms. Wade.
The grounds open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. In the instance of electrical storms, the show will be cancelled. For more information, go to www.wadsworthmansion.com.
Marcella Trowbridge ("Beatrice") and Brian Jenkins ("Benedick") lead a spirited ensemble through the ARTFARM production of "Much Ado About Nothing" which enters its second 4-day run on Thursday in the Grove at Middlesex Community College, Training Hill Road. The proceedings begin at 6 p.m. with a musical act - this week, you can see and hear Lorena Gray (Thursday), Noah Baerman & Friends (Friday), Stacy Phillips &Paul Howard (Saturday) and Rani Arbo (without daisy mayhem on Sunday). Mr. Shakespeare's play commences at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic, chairs, and enjoy this fine production with its most excellent set! For more information, go to www.art-farm.org.