Eight to the Bar

Hey, Gang- Eight to the Bar has been nominated for in the "2018 CT Now Best of Hartford Reader's Poll" in the "Best Overall Band" category. Would you please vote for us? We'd love to win this! Click on (or copy and paste) http://www.ctnow.com/best-of/hartford-poll/#/gallery/98827169/http://www.ctnow.com/best-of/hartford-poll/#/gallery/98827169/

Voting starts May 1. If you'd really like to help us, please "share" our nomination notice to people you think might be interested and hopefully they'll vote, too!

MAY 

Fri 5/25 Owenego Inn & Beach Club 40 Linden Ave.  8-11 Branford, CT  Boasting beautiful gardens, gently rolling lawns, and five-hundred feet of direct waterfront, the OwenegoInn affords spectacular views of Long Island Sound and the legendary Thimble Islands. The views offered by this historic establishment are surpassed only by the kitchen's fine cuisine and staff's hospitable service. Spend a night dining and dancing or just dancing!  203-488-3805 www.owenego.com

Sat 5/26 Private event at Bard College - evening   Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Mon, 5/28 Memorial Day blowout at Captain's Cove! 1 Bostwick Ave., 3:30-7pm Bridgeport, CT   This is about our 10th (or more) year of kicking off the summer at Captain's Cove, a great place to bring the whole family. HUGE, wooden deck (on which hundreds of people dance), good food & drink, enormous parking lot with free parking, and NO COVER! It's become a tradition that we play both Memorial Day and Labor Day at this wonderful spot on the harbor. Come join us! Show is outdoors unless severe weather in which case they have it inside in their large bar. If weather is "iffy" call the club first  203-335-1433 www.captainscoveseaport.com

June (partial- more dates to come)

Sat 6/2 Private (Yale Class Reunion) evening                       New Haven, CT

Fri 6/8 SPECIAL EVENT!  "Beverly's Reunion Bash" - at Litchfield Inn  432 Bantam Rd.- Litchfield, CT (public event) with Steve Smith & the Nakeds.  Doors open at 6. Music starts at 7:30 (Eight to the Bar, then Steve Smith & the Nakeds). This is an event for anyone who remembers those wild and wooly nights at the legendary nightclub "Beverly's" on Bantam Lake. ETTB played there many times in the late seventies-early eighties. It was a huge club with an enormous wooden dance floor that got so packed it used to shake! If you don't remember that, you never went to Beverly's! (LOL) Limited tickets! Only 175 tickets available. All tickets are pre-sold; no tickets available the night of the event. $50.00 per person; cash bar. Make a night of it; have dinner at Tavern Off the Green before the show! Reservations requested for dinner. To order tickets, contact Beth Murphy murphybeth@optimum.net or call 860-459-8596. This is one for the ages, folks! Don't miss out!

Thur 6/14 Outdoor Show Southbury Green (under Gazebo) 775 Main St. S.       6-8pm  Southbury, CT Bring a blanket or a chair and spend a beautiful summer evening with us! Get there early as it gets packed! https://www.facebook.com/events/388285274979968/

Thurs 6/21 "Music & Dancing at the Towers" (mostly swing)  35 Ocean Rd. 7-10pm Narragansett, RI Come join us at this beautiful, historic building on the water for a fun night of dancing! 401-782-2597 www.thetowersri.com

Sat 6/23  We're back at Swing City! 866 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA
Free (with price of admission) swing dance lesson at 8, followed by ETTB from 9-12. 
Spacious, professional dance floor, sprung bamboo, drinks and snacks available, tons of free street and lot parking, ice cold air conditioning.  Boston's premier swing dancing hot spot! 617-513-9841 www.swingcityboston.com 

Sun 6/24 Outdoor Show-Stanley Park (Beveridge Pavilion)   6-8pm Westfield, MA 
413-568-9312 www.stanleypark.org/events.html  This is our first time playing here at this beautiful location. Don't miss this rare area appearance!

Sat 6/30 Huge Swing Dance at Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd/Glen Echo, MD (Washington DC area) 9-11:45. Don't miss this rare DC area appearance at the gorgeous, historic Spanish Ballroom-- a very special evening for us!

JULY (partial- more dates to come!)

Fri 7/6 Owenego Inn & Beach Club 40 Linden Ave.  8-11 Branford, CT  Come spend a night of dancing and dining at this charming, historic Inn on the Sound! Option of "dinner & band" or "band only". the legendary Thimble Islands. The views offered by this historic establishment are surpassed only by the kitchen's fine cuisine and staff's hospitable service. Spend a night dining and dancing or just dancing!  203-488-3805 www.owenego.com

Sun 7/8 “Summertime Swing w/Eight to the Bar” at the fabulous Spiegeltent-located at the Fischer Center on campus of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY  6:30-10   Box office   845-758-6822  Swing dance lessons prior to our show: 6:30-7:30 ETTB:7:30-10  with swing dance show put on by Linda & Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios during the breaks! Beautiful, exotic, huge circular wooden “tent”. Full bar & late night food menu. www.fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/ Box office 845-758-6822

Thur 7/19 Outdoor Show at Masonicare at Chester Village 6:30-8:30 Chester, CT If rain, show will be held indoors.

Fri 7/20 Swing Dance put on by Northshore Swing at Ipswich Town Hall 8-11 Ipswich, MA

Sat 7/21 Litchfield Gala (open to public!) Litchfield Community Center 7-10pm Litchfield, CT More details tba.

Sun 7/22 Private                           Narragansett, RI

August (partial- more dates to come!)

Sun 8/5 Charlestown Seafood Fest - Ninigret Park (off rte 1)  2:30-4  Charlestown, RI

Fri 8/10 Private 8-12 Providence, RI

Thur 8/16 Outdoor Show 7-9     Vernon, CT