The threat (and promise) of inclement weather hasn’t spoiled any of the first three acts in Friends of Main Street’s lineup of summer concerts in the park in 2019.
Actually, last Thursday’s performance by Mad River Duo was under perfect conditions: clear skies, seasonal temperatures, and low humidity. And the largest crowd of the season turned out to enjoy it.
It was the first two shows that were uncertain. On July 11 the forecast was better than 50% for rain, but the 40-member Farmington Valley Band set up outside anyway, only to have some sprinkles cut its concert short by about 15 minutes (see banner photo above).
The next week Night Moves Band had it worse, with a passing shower delaying the start by about 20 minutes and bringing out covers, tarps, and plastic bags to protect the equipment. Nobody in the band seemed too worried about a little water on their instruments; apparently, after 35+ years of playing together, they had seen it all.
If the park is a washout, concerts will still take place in the sanctuary of First Church of Winsted. Thank you to Deborah Storrs for making sure the doors will be open.
Fortunately, the forecast looks good for this week’s concert, featuring Matchstick Architects. We hope to see you there!
Friends of Main Street’s Summer Concert Series runs every Thursday at 7 p.m. at East End Park, Winsted, through Aug. 22. Sponsored by Northwest Community Bank.