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Littleton Historical Museum: Live Music!

For all my tweets, (or twits, or twitterers... whatever) you may remember my sharing the news of live music at Littleton Historical Museum last week. The band was a fabulous Steel Drum ensemble with a wonderful female vocalist who brought not only a cover of an old Police song, but did some classic tunes made famous by The Little Mermaid movie. Needless to say, young and old were pleased with the performance.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, dinner and drinks, and get there early for a spot to the front lawn of the museum every Wednesday through July. Shows start at 7pm and the word is out! Don't just arrive early for a spot to sit, but to find a parking spot. As a courtesy, they ask you not to park in the library parking lot across the street.

Our impression was that this is definitely an event for all ages. Elderly couples made an impromptu dance floor, kids rolled around in the grass, babies slept in strollers, and friends gathered around extravagant dinner spreads (think gourmet pizza and a bottle of wine). I didn't recognize the names of any of the artists performing, and honestly any night when the weather is nice will be beautiful for sitting out in this lovely neighborhood. Here's a list of the performers:

June 30: Owen Kortz Trio
July 7 Willson and McKee
July 14: Mile High Banjo Society
July 21: Joni Janek & Centerpiece Jazz
July 28 Dakota Blonde

And mark your calendars for the Museum's 40th Anniversary on August 18. Details of the concert and events will be announced in the weeks ahead.

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