The stadium that hosted historic concerts from The Rolling Stones to the Grateful Dead is making history again—Hartford Athletic has announced the inaugural Capital City Music & Beer Festival Presented by Hoffman Auto, July 14-15 at Trinity Health Stadium. Capital City Music Festival benefits the Friends of Michael Music Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford.
“The Capital City Music & Beer Fest is two days, six bands and 40 brands of beer,” said Hartford Athletic Chairman Bruce Mandell. “Tickets are limited so purchase now.”
Formerly Dillon Stadium, the new Trinity Health Stadium serves as the home of Hartford Athletic, Connecticut’s Pro Soccer team.
The Capital City Music & Beer Festival features “Back to the 80s” night headlined by legendary A Flock of Seagulls on Friday, July 14 and “Reggae Vibrations” headlined by The Legendary Wailers on July 15th. Breweries, distilleries and vineyards from throughout New England will be on hand offering tastings to fans. Single day Festival ticket is only $49 for Beer Tasting & Music, $32 for music only and $80 for VIP experience. Two-day passes available.
As Dillon Stadium, the venue hosted concerts for many iconic bands during the 60s and 70s including The Rolling Stones on their American Tour in 1966, Grateful Dead (1972 and 1974), and The Beach Boys (1972 and 1973).
“One of our goals when we revitalized Trinity Health Stadium was to return to its status as a community hub. Bringing concerts back to the stadium is another monumental step forward. Thank you to our partners at Hoffman Auto, Powerstation Events, Fine Fettle Dispensary and Trinity Health of New England for their support of our inaugural Capital City Music Festival,” said Mandell.
Trinity Health Stadium hosts many other community events including an annual beer festival, the O’Hartford 5K, high school graduations, CIAC Soccer State Championships and more.
“Our community has shown a strong interest in a variety of events at Trinity Health Stadium and we are eagerly anticipating our first concert weekend in July,” said Michele Roux, President of the Green & Blue Foundation.
On Friday July 14th, “Back to the 80s” night is headlined by A Flock of Seagulls, featuring a performance by Stacy Q. A Flock of Seagulls’ reign as a Top 40 act in the 80s established them as one of the definitive bands of the new wave era. Best known for their 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away),” they landed on the U.S. Hot 100 four times. Stacy Q is a dance-pop artist best known for “Two of Hearts,” which appeared on the Top Five of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986, and “We Connect,” a Top 40 hit.
The Capital City Music Festival continues on Saturday, July 15th with “Reggae Vibrations” with performances from the Legendary Wailers, Third World, and Skatalites. The Legendary Wailers are led by former member of “Bob Marley and the Wailers,” Julian Junior Marvin, and perform many of the hits from the original band, including “One Love,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Is this Love,” and more. Third World is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae fusion.” The Skatalites, founded in 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica, pioneered the Jamaican popular music genre of Ska, which has since grown to encompass various sub-genres including Rocksteady, Reggae, 2tone, Third Wave, Ska-Jazz, Ska-Punk, Ragga, and Dub.
Hartford Athletic’s Beer Bonanza will no longer take place on July 22nd. Anyone who purchased tickets to the Beer Bonanza will have the opportunity to attend the festival. Please check your emails for a communication from the Hartford Athletic ticketing staff. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
For concert schedule and tickets visit trinityhealthstadium.com.