The CHS Third Thursday concert series celebrates the 25th anniversary of Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut.
On June 16 (rain date June 17) we present Daniel Boucher, a dynamic French Canadian fiddler from Bristol CT, along with guitarist and singer Josée Vachon, and friends on accordion and spoons. Daniel grew up absorbing French musical traditions in his family, becoming an accomplished fiddler, singer, and composer. He has revitalized French folk music within the large community of French descent living in New England by organizing Maple Sugar parties, St Jean de Baptiste celebrations (this year on June 24), and music soirées attended by hundreds of French speakers and music lovers. Daniel won a Connecticut Office of the Arts Folk Arts Fellowship in 2015 for his musical excellence and contributions to heritage. Josée Vachon is a popular singer of beloved folk songs from the French Canadian repertoire.
All concerts are free. Grounds open at 5:00 pm and concerts will play from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Please bring your own camp chairs and picnics.
The Outdoor Concert Series is supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD, and the Connecticut Historical Society.