WINSTED — It has been over one year since live concerts have been held at East End Park.
The town’s yearly concert series, sponsored by Friend of Main Street, was one of the many live events all over the world canceled due to the Covid pandemic.
As America slowly comes out of the pandemic, it is not known at this point which annual events will be held this year in the Northwest Corner.
In the meantime, to tide over residents hungry for live music, the town’s Recreation Department is holding a virtual concert series starting on Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. with local musician Eric Paradine.
The weekly series is being organized with the department along with local musician Jim Moore.
“It’s going to be all live and free to everyone,” department director Tanya Risucci said in an interview with The Winsted Phoenix. “People are missing live music and many other things during the pandemic. It’s great to sit down and enjoy something live in your home.”
Moore himself will be performing on Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
He has lived in Winsted for over 22 years and last year came out with the song “My Winsted” which described the town as being “a small town at the end of the rainbow, a place where people still know your name.”
The third concert in the series will be on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. with Michael Hodorski and Company featuring rock and pop hits.
The final concert in the series is on Wednesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. and will feature Sam Guglielmino performing original and cover songs.
All concerts will be live-streamed on the Recreation Department’s Facebook page as well as the town’s YouTube channel.