Arts on the Quad Begins July 12

Mystic Seaport's popular series of outdoor summer performances returns for a second year.

Mystic, Conn. (June 27, 2017) — Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs, the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series returns to Mystic Seaport this summer. The series will feature a different performance on Wednesday evenings during July and August on the Museum’s McGraw Quadrangle.

Arts on the Quad offers guests the opportunity to experience a diverse talent of artists in a variety of musical genres as well as some drama and comedy. The series kicks off Wednesday, July 12, with high-energy string band Rockspring. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 12 – Rockspring: Combining original songwriting with eclectic cover choices, Rockspring puts on an entertaining live show blending bluegrass, rock, and other influences.

July 19 – Flock Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

July 26 – Rock & Soul Revue, a local eight-piece dance and party band specializing in Motown, Swing, Pop, Latin, and Rock.

August 2 – M Shanghai, a Brooklyn-based folk string band, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy, and intimate subtlety.

August 9 – Salt Marsh Opera: Singers and an accompanist straight from the main stage productions of the Stonington-based opera company will perform a 60-minute program of well-known arias, duets, and trios by operatic composers such as Mozart, Puccini, and Strauss.

August 16 – The Guthrie Brothers present “Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience.”

August 23 – Flock Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Richard II.  

Tickets for each performance are $18 for members, $20 for non-members, children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets for the performances by Salt Marsh Opera and the Guthrie Brothers are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 860.572.0711.

The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Guests are expected to provide their own seating on lawn chairs or blankets and picnicking is encouraged. Guests are welcome to bring their own nonalcoholic beverages and a cash bar will be available for adult beverages and soft drinks. All performances will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved under cover and seating will be provided.


About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The newly opened Thompson Exhibition Building provides a state-of-the-art gallery to host compelling, world-class exhibitions, beginning with the current show SeaChange. The Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $28.95 for adults ages 15 and older and $18.95 for children ages 4-14. Museum members and children three and younger are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.